A common question couples get asked is: "how did you meet?" And for most couples, the ideal "meet-cute" story is romantic and family-friendly, that will make people say "awwwwwww!" and won't offend Grandma at Thanksgiving (and she WILL ask). Many people of our parents' and grandparents' generations do have sweet or original "how we met" stories, since online dating hadn't been invented yet and it was a little less socially-acceptable to just get loaded and hook up at bars. This is not the case for our generation.
In a popular Reddit thread, someone asked people in relationships who've made up a completely different "how we met" story for their friends and family: "how did you two REALLY meet?"
At first we just told them we met at a cowboy bar during the free dance classes. Seemed sweet and all Hallmark-ish. In reality, I got stood up by my blind date who was set up by my friend and her BF. The dance class I thought was for line dancing (don't need a partner) was for the cowboy waltz, in which a partner is pretty mandatory. Seriously, I was the only one not dancing, so I got drunk. The bouncer found the first single guy who walked in and pointed him in my direction. I got stupid drunk but he stuck it out and we started dating. Married 27 yrs this June.