How do you know when you've found your one one true love? Well, when you know, you know… you know?
Sometimes it's a moment of epiphany, when things lock into place and you realize you can't imagine the world without that person. Other times they go and do something just so darn lovable that you'd be an idiot not to lock it down ASAP.
Some happily ever after'd folks recently took to Reddit to provide romantic hope to the rest of the world, by revealing the exact moment they knew that they'd found the right person. (NSFW if you work in a very sad place.)
1. ihavemademistakes married his wife because she could handle the most daddest of dad humor.
When I first told my father that I was dating someone new, he jokingly asked, "What's her name? What does she do? What's her bra size?"
I told her about it, hoping to prepare her for his sense of humor, and she thought it was hilarious. The first time they met she introduced herself by saying, "Hi I'm Stephanie! I'm in college and I'm a B-cup."
My father was horrified, my mother was laughing hysterically, and I was in love.
2. These kids these days with their emotionally-shattering words of love and support, amirite, engraverwilliam01?
When my son called her "Mama." My ex left us high and dry when my son was 4 months old.
3. Hey, 54321blastoff, can you play "Puke In My Hands"?
Now wife was dj-ing a fundraiser for her work at a bowling alley. I'm her sidekick, setting things up and taking requests from folks. So we were snacking on some fries and she starts choking/coughing.. next thing I know, she starts to puke and I instantly throw out my hands and catch the majority of her vomit. She looked me in the eyes with the most sincere look of shock. She was stunned that I loved her enough to catch her vomit to keep her from making a scene at her work party.
Been together 9 years, married for 1.5- thanks to the Supreme Court.
4. The theme of Danger0clock's wedding was "Dumpster Diving…into Love!"
The day she took off work to help me go through a dumpster. I had accidentally thrown my keys in the trash while cleaning out my car.
5. And then, presumably, thiga and his partner truly bonded in the emergency room when they accidentally cut each other's hands off.
When I was a young lad I had bought a pair of swords. Now for some reason I still had them, but when my now-wife agreed to come over my place I decided to hide them in a storage closet because why would any grown man have these. So, a while down the line she was looking for something in said closet when I heard "what the hell? You have swords? WHY ARE YOU HIDING THESE?!" I was prepared to be mocked mercilessly, when instead she handed me one and then started swinging. It was about that time that I realized I was going to marry her.
6. She captured ohcleverusername's heart, and he captured her soul.
I actually have a picture I took of her the moment I realized it. Nothing in particular happened. We had been dating for a while and went on vacation together. When we arrived at the resort, we were sitting on the veranda having a drink and it just hit me: "This is the girl I am going to marry." So I immediately took her picture. The look on her face is sort of like, "Why are you looking at me like that?"
7. Spoiler: return2ozma definitely doesn't live in a cardboard box.
Gay guy here. We were dirt poor, spending $20/week on ~18-19 food items from the dollar store, laying in a bed with no A/C in the middle of summer, sweating our asses off, and the house had roaches in the kitchen. He said he still loved me more than anything and would live with me in a cardboard box if it came to it. Fast forward years later and we're happily married, live 3 blocks from the beach in SoCal, and have really great jobs that we both love.
8. Like all good romances, this story from poopsocker involves the reckless exchange of bodily fluids.
My wife and I were good friends before we became romantically involved. She was "one of the guys," and it wasn't unusual to roughhouse a little (this sounds sexual in retrospect, but it really wasn't at the time). You know that thing you used to do to your sister when you were like 12, where you'd pin her down and threaten to spit on her by letting the spit hang out of your mouth, then sucking it back up at the last minute? (Dear God, I hope I'm not the only one who did this.) Well, I did that to my friend-now-wife, except I waited too long and I accidentally spit directly in her eye. Instead of being furious like a normal person, she busted out laughing. We've been married 12 years.
9. For mad_max_rebo, love is a beautiful pectin rainbow.
She opened her fridge and I saw she had organized her jelly by the visible light spectrum.
After we got married, she confessed that she did that on accident and had no idea what I had been talking about but just rolled with it because she could tell she scored points.
I kept her anyway.
10. Shittysuperintendent could handle her at her barf fairy worst, so he's going to love her at her non-barf fairy best.
We were three days into a month-long backpacking trip in southeast Asia. We're staying in a seedy hotel in Bangkok and she gets a bad case of food poisoning - it's coming out of both ends for 24 hours.
I, of course, am now designated as her nurse. I'm refilling her water bottle, getting her soup from the restaurant outside, keeping her company and, most importantly, emptying the trash bin she keeps puking into.
After one trip to empty her vomit bucket, I come back into the room and she's asleep. I looked at her and thought to myself "I'm not even bothered by this. I'd do anything for her. This is the woman I'm going to marry."
She's a disgusting barf fairy, but she's my disgusting barf fairy. Zero regrets
11. But we might all be part of percybspencer's hypothermia-induced hallucination, though.
On our 4th date we got a cheap pizza and went to a park in October up north. We felk asleep and woke up freezing at 2 in the morning. Instead of getting up and leaving we just held eachother and went back asleep for another 2 hours.
I knew from that moment I was gonna marry this girl!
12. Truly, crash4650, there is nothing more romantic than a well-played dick joke.
It was a blind date. I was 21 and she was 18. I took her to play miniature golf. At one point as I bent over to pick up my golf ball, she put her club between her legs and pantomimed that it was a dick and started thrusting it against my asshole while yelling "I'M HORNY". Totally broke the ice. We've been married for 16 years now and she's just as crazy, loud, and hilarious. Our kids don't even know how to handle her. She's also gotten more beautiful with age.
13. Lordy, lordy, alejo699.
She told me on several occasions that she would murder me if I dumped her after she turned 40. So I proposed on her fortieth birthday.
14. Whoops, aarsonsweber, sounds like you forgot to get married before, LOL.
We'd been together for years, and were on vacation. People asked us if we were newlyweds and we said no and they said ah, so you've been married for a long time then?
It did not occur to anyone that we were not married.
We figured at that point we might as well throw a party and make it official.
15. The only person in this story from BasicAlgebrah who didn't win was the cat.
Getting married next month. She came over 2 weeks into us dating with a batman costume for my cat. She put my cat in the costume and then chased the cat around the apartment singing "DA-NUH-NUH-NUH BATCAT!"
There was never a doubt in my mind after that.
16. A real meat-cute story from j_mp.
My dad told me he knew he wanted to marry my mom when the McDonald's opened in Moscow after the USSR crumbled and she ate 6 Big Macs in a row
17. Come on, broxly_. People might be eating while they're reading this.
I don't even care how cliché it is; I knew the first moment I saw her.
18. Good luck, SuperRicktastic!!!
Just happened to me about 2 weeks ago.
No lie, I was washing my hands in the bathroom and it hit me out of left field. I knew right then and there I wanted to marry her.
Got the ring yesterday, wish me luck!