Inspiration Report

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Tell Us Your Love Story: How Did You Meet Your Valentine?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I used to tell people that Valentine’s Day was the same as Yom Kippur to me. I didn’t think much of it, because it didn’t pertain to me. Even as of last year, I’d made peace with the quasi-holiday. I resigned to the fact that I was simply unlucky in love but rich in other areas of life. So the best recourse was to enjoy my life.

Funny how life can change…

For the first time in more than a decade, I have a Valentine. I am still amazed and somewhat dumbfounded every day that this valiant stranger rode into my life on a motorcycle and swept me off my feet. It’s all the mushy stuff of romantic comedies that I used to swear didn’t happen in real life. God has interesting timing and an ironic sense of humor.

What I love most is how we met. There’s not enough space here to tell the story properly and for you to see all the plot twists and near-misses that led to the perfect moment for both of us. We’d been on the same campus, worked for the same company, knew many of the same people and even sat in the same room together on numerous occasions for years without ever knowing each other. It took one wrong turn for us to collide… that ended up not being so wrong after all because it brought us together.

This all led me to think about love stories and how they start. To me as a single woman, the trickiest part of this whole romance thing is how it begins. How do people meet? What keeps them in each others’ atmospheres after meeting?

I think we’ll explore this for a bit as the days gets closer to Valentine’s Day. Let’s start with your story. How did you meet your Valentine? Tell me your love story. I’ll be posting the best responses in a special Beliefnet feature.



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Stephanie Perez

    I met my valentine on a blind date that I fought going on for almost 4 months before relenting and making my friend that was setting this all up promise he would quit bugging me about it. After I met him I tried to find anything and everything that I could to not like him, but, he made that task very difficult for me. After that first date he decided that he would like me to teach him English everyday. About a week and a half later, we both knew this would be a lifetime together. It has been almost 15 years since we met and will be celebrating out 12th anniversary on the 13th of April….also Friday the 13th this year!! What a lucky girl I am to have found what I did not want to find :)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Pam Vance

    My husband and I actually met as 8th graders attending the same school. We were instantly smitten and continued to be a couple all through high school. We made plans to marry; bought the rings, set a date and made all the usual wedding preparations. A short time prior to our wedding day, we broke up and went our separate ways. 27 years later, we met again by chance at the same High School we had attended all those years ago. It was Homecoming night and my husband’s son was playing football on the same field where his dad played as a young man, with me as a starry eyed high school girl rooting for him from the stands. Both of us had long-since married other people, had beautiful children and divorced. Long story short, we weren’t about to let another opportunity to be together pass us by. We were married 2 months later and a year after that, we had our beautiful little girl, Chloe. Hubby and I were both 45 at the time. 12 happy years later, we still often marvel at how unpredictable life can be. Now if that isn’t a love story, I don’t know what is!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Monica

    I met Jason at the mailbox!! Sometimes you don’t have to look high & low; sometimes all you have to do is keep your eyes open!! Almost 9 years and counting

  • http://MUFFO.ORG DOCTOR BRAINS

    WHILE SITTING IN A SYDA YOGA MEDITATION CENTER NEAR IN OAKLAND,CA,, AMRIT(BEST VEGITARIAN FOOD EVER, FOR A LOW PRICE).
    MY EX GIRLFRIEND SAID THAT GIRL IS SITTING ALONE LET’S ASK HER OVER. I ASKED HER IF SHE WANTED TO GO TO A PHISH CONCERT. SHE SAID SHE WAS A VERMONTER, AND THAT WAS A NICE THING TO DO. TWO WEEKS LATER WE WERE MARRIED. GOING ON TWENTY YEARS LATER, WE STILL RECITE THE GURU GITA TOGETHER IN SANSKRIT.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Pat

    We met at the Quik Stop in Morris, MN. My parents owned the A&W in that town and Dave used to drive around our restaurant sitting real low and cool in his 1966 candy-apple red Chevrolet Impala with the back end jacked up. Another gal who worked as a carhop made a bet with me that she could “get him before me”. I said, “you are on”. Actually, it was a set-up between Dave and Janae. So one night Janae and I drove around the Quik Stop looking for Dave. When we found him in the back of the parking lot, he was talking to someone else. No problem! I just slid across the hood of his car and got his attention fast! We will celebrate 38 years of marriage on 2/16/12 and Dave is my husband, lover and best friend–always!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mary

    He was a wrestler who had highschools recruiting him. He had the choice to attend several other schools and chose to go close to home, so he could run to and from school. Our first date he had to come to my house to meet everyone, sit and talk. I had to go on three double dates. Our first real date he couldn’t get his car started so he was a no show. He did have a friend drive him to my house for a few minutes. He ended up joining the Marines and we lost touch. We married 20 years to the day of our first date. Were celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. While life didn’t turn out the way I wanted at the time, it turned out better cause were together now. I think how he could have picked a different school and he had two experiences he almost lost his life in the Marines. How God blessed the broken road for us.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Raymond

    I met my sweetie in July 23, 2007; and, she became my girlfriend on August 17, 2007. Later we became engaged in December 2009. In all this time, I have physically been with her for 9 days in our relationship. However, our love is still strong as ever; she resides in the Philippines and will be retiring later this year. Our love has been based on our love of the Lord and we are so compatible in many ways. I love her gentle personality and her supportive ways.

    I could think of no greater way to express how much I love her and how special she is not only on Valentine’s Day, but everyday is our Valentine love affair. We truly have a love story and the faithfulness of us still being together should be evident of our love toward each other.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kay McIntyre

    I met my Valentine in kindergarten. We were in the same class in first grade too. He then attended parochial school until we again met up in Junior High through High school graduation. We were in Chorus and Drama Club together but ran in different social circles and never dated. We married other people and 25 years later, following his divorce and my becoming a widow were set up by mutual friends. The rest is history as they say. We’ve been married 7 years, have a combined family of 5 children, 5 grandchildren and another on the way. Who would have thought all those many years ago in school that we would someday be married? Life is full of surprises!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Carla

    He was a coworker and younger than myself. I gave him a ride to pick up his car that had been worked on. I waved and said goodbye and thought I love you and realized it was more love than family. It was a special love! We were at a party together and somehow got on talking about our feelings and it became a spiritual union of love and marriage. That was ten years ago

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cindy

    Being a Widow, marriage was the last thing I I thought would ever occur. While at church one Sunday my pastor told me that a member of our church was back from an extended stay in Arizona. Pastor indicated he rode a motorcycle and because I belong to Christian Motorcycle Assoc and have a bike ministry maybe I could try to “be nice to him”. Our mutual love for the Lord and motorcycles was all it took and we were married 3 months later. Upon announcing to Pastor our intentions he stated “I just wanted you to be nice to him” with a big grin on his face and he then scolded my future husband for taking me away as we were already planning cross country rides. This may not seem extrodinary to many but we are 60 and 73 yrs young and as I write this we are 1300 miles from home with our motorcycles.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Happily ever after

    This goes back a way to the year 1978 during the disco craze.I used to go to this nice little hometown bar that suddenly got a new facelift and a dancefloor put in the back. Well I was there on a Friday night as usual and before I realized it as I was cutting through the dance floor to get to the Men’s room in the back,the bodies moved away from the path I was taking and there stood this beautiful blond haired goddess that took my breath away. Iliterally had to touch her as I passed to see if I was dreaming,or not! Well as It were I did not have too much to drink at that stage in the earlier part or the evening.Well we passed each other a few times and I started a conversation with with her. She was there with her 2 older sisters that new a girl from my High School,otherwise they would never have found this small bar in my town in Nassau County when they were from Suffolk County.We clicked and went on a horrible first date where I got in a fight with some jerk because he was jealous that I took her out on a date. He got kicked out. I knew the whole crew and everyone knew I was jumped on from behind and was only protecting myself.I stayed.We would see each other and not be together but we clicked again and 34 years later we still love each other and have 2 wonderful children.I only would hope that every person can find a love like we have.
    Here’s the harder part.I am Jewish and She is Christian. Noone ever marreid outside of our faith in my family’s history and my Mom did not approve. Too bad,I can not live a life for her and we had an Ecumenical wedding with both a Rabbi and Priest we had to find because neither of ours would marry us thinking the marriage would fail. Well we showed them!! They’re gone and we’re still kicking it.Happy Valentine’s Day to All !!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Joanne Sherek

    We met on a buggy ride – each of us being pushed by our Mother’s on a beautiful summer day! That was over 65 years ago! Of course, life separated us but we were reunited 32 years ago and have been married for the past 30 years. Life is a joy when we are together.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Stephanie

    I met my Boyfriend going to be Hubbie soon, I was dating another guy when I met him after that it was all over.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Tina Hart’Smith

    I met my valentine at the Solono County Fair..I attended a out door concert in June 2010 and we happen to bump into each other at the front gate, ends up sitting on the same row at the concert and having a great time I may add. Afterwards he ask me if i would like to see the sights and enjoy the evening breeze. We began to walk and talk and enjoy the sights and sounds of a county fair. We exchanged phone numbers we lived about 100 miles apart so we did a lot of calling & e-mailing back & forth. July 2010 he came to sacramento to visit me and he proposed that same day. I accepted and we were married in a beautiful fall wedding with 100 of our family & closest friend on October 15,2011. This is our first Valentines together as husband & wife and thus far he has proven to be the best Valentine I have ever had!!! Ladies There is more than just Ferris Wheels & Cotton Candy at your county fair!! I Found Love at mines.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Stephanie

    I met my Valentine riding the shuttle service to the subway station in Washington, DC. At the time he was driving the bus, little did I know that he was also the owner. We struck up a conversation and eventually became really good friends. At the time I was in a committed relationship and made it very clear that I was not into anything outside of the relationship. He respected my situation and did not push the issue. He stopped driving after a while and I never saw him anymore. Years down the road we ran into each other, only this time I was single. We talked, started dating and he is now the love of my life. He’s a really great guy and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with him. I am truly blessed!

  • http://Mircle Lucy

    My love of my life is john , we met back in 2003 ,I had a stress test done and had stroke and heart attack ,they come to find out four days later i was bleeding in my brain,doctors told my family there was no hope of me living. Went home had my family bathing an ,d feeding me,would get me up put in front of my computer ,met my man of my life on christain sight they would help me type to him ,i told him some day we would meet when i got better, i prayed every day that god would heal my body and give me a good man,that who would love and stand beside me ,well after ten months began to walk and talk all over again, i decated my life to god and change myself for giving me the man he wanted me to have in my life ,we got married 2004 and it will be 8years we have been together ,

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Guillermo Emanuelli

    My wife, of ten years, and I dated in high school, unfortunately her parents got back together (when they seperated her mother moved back down south to be with family)and she moved back up north. Nine years after we graduated from high school the chaperone we had on our first date was getting remarried and went into Victorias Secret and ran into my wife (she was an assistant manger). The chaperone gave her all of my contact information. The following night we went out. Six months later we moved in together. I proposed to her after graduating (I bought the ring with my first paycheck). The rest is as they say “history”.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kris

    We dated for about a year during High School. He was a great guy and I was horrible to him. I remembered thinking at the time that he was so good and I didn’t deserve him at all. I also remember thinking I was an idiot to let him go, but I did. I had “ISSUES”.

    I have tried probably 6-10 times over the last 25 years to find him, but never could. He has a common name and he moved out of the area so it was pretty impossible.

    Well, he found me on Facebook in September 2011 and we started communicating. One thing led to another and at some point the fireworks went off again. Only this time, I allowed myself to open my heart and both love him and receive his love in return.

    I’ll be his wife in June.

    Now, he’s going to tell you that he had issues to resolve, too, but this is my post :D. We just needed a 25 year break to get our acts together so we can take on the world.

  • http://HowIMetMyValentine karen shaffer

    I met my valentine in the middle of winter on a high school fan bus coming home from a basketball game. There were no seats left and he left me sit with him and his buddy. We had the windows open and were celebrating our win when a snowball came flying thru the window and hit me smack in the eye. 48 years and two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren later we are still riding together.

  • http://Mircle Lucy

    Thank u god for giving me my mircle ,and my life with my loving and caring husband who has never left my side ,love u john always your lady.

  • http://www.detailshere.com/ourstory.htm Berry Ball

    Our story has a lot of divine intervention involved. It is a little lengthy so it and pics are posted at http://www.detailshere.com/ourstory.htm
    Ber
    berry@detailshere.com

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Eve

    We did not “meet” in the usual way. I had been divorced after 33 years of marriage & vowed “never again”. However, I was lonley & so suscribed to a “penpal” list online. We met through that list, discovered that we had much in common & he flew from PA. to TX to meet in person & as they say, ” the rest is history”! We were married 10 months later & have been happily married for nearly 15 years now!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fran L

    We met on a blind date when I was 15 and my hubby was 18. We went steady and then I went away to college. We broke up. While away I had an auto accident that left me in a coma for 6 weeks and then had 6 months of rehabilitation. I then called my hubby and asked to see him. We’ve been married for 45 years. We have two grown children and two grandchildren.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment valoria

    I met my Valentine one November Sunday afternoon as I was visiting my nephew at his dormitory where I am employed. Little that I know that this man was also an employee as well. Once I reached the counter to have him page my nephew, he leaped across the desk(literally) to assist me. From then on, it has been almost 11 years of him being stuck like to glue to me.

  • http://MyValentine LUCIO

    I met my valentine when she was cutting the grass next to my brothers home on a hot July evening in San Jose,CA. That big smile and beautiful legs caught my eyes and l walked over to make conversation.
    That conversation is still going on today, After 45 years and beleive it or not l am a shy person.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Summer Bunny

    I met my Valentine on Superbowl Sunday 2008 at a Roller Skating rink. He was to attend a Superbowl Party, but spent the 3 quarters introducing ourselves at the skating rink. 1 year later and 2 days he proposed to me. He was to meet me at my house at 815pm but when I got there he wasn’t there so he called me to tell me he got a flat tire on the highway went to meet him and while we waited for the Tow truck to come he pulled out the jewelry store bag and asked me to marry me. And we are still together 4 yrs later.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Terri Billingsly

    My husband and I met online. We are both still on that site. I sent him a drink to say hello….he sent me one back and we began chatting….we chatted nitely for several weeks…(approx. 6weeks)
    We agreed to meet on a saturday morning for breakfast…we met at a neutral restaurant in central Albuquerque. I arrived a little late but had been in contact about my being held up…he called me from the alley across the street from the restaurant and said “I have to tell you something”. I said “what is it.” he was very nervous. He was in an mva when he was 16 y/o and has a non union hip so he walks with a cane for balance. (left leg shorter than right leg). I laughed and said so what…He relaxed a little and came out of hiding….We went inside and ordered found a table and waited for our order. I talked mostly…he was very nervous. He tells me now he drank some beer to get up the courage lol…..after a bit he loosened up and became comfortable…we laughed , talked, joked and spent the next several hours talking. We met at a little after 9am and left at 2pm. We saw each other every weekend after that and spoke nitely. We lived together for almost 8months before we married ….because a friend I work with had a dream that we got married in Las Vegas, NV. & My horoscope said dont let Elvis do your ceremony lol!!! wow huh…so I told him I would not marry him for 6 months while his mother and I set up the wedding! He went with me to get the dress…I wanted a green one..my fave color but the people at the store were rude and we left upset so I said stop at the thrift store….He found my dress and it was a monday nite…50% off for monday nite football …paid $40…for a satin white fully beaded bodice weighing in at 20lbs itself so much beading…beautiful…I did some work on the dress of course as it had been altered…made a sash out of costume satin (1.99/yd…..satin is 16.99/yd) looked gorgeous!!! we married in front of the Mirage Volcano Fountains. We had a blast!!!!!Thanks for letting me share!!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Paul Yeroshefsky

    We went to Jr. high school together. we love to party together and with other freinds. We fell in love with each other and after we graduated I asked her marry me. We been married for 32 years and know of each other for 37 years. We now have 5 grandkids and still love each other very much.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment James Morgan

    I was walking down the street in my home town when I passed an acquaintance with his girl friend walking in the other direction. I said “Hi Walt” but kept on going, not noticing or paying any attention to the girl he was with, since I had never seen her before.

    After we passed each other, Walt’s companion, Shirley, asked “Who is that?” and Walt answered, “Jimmy Morgan, why?” Shirley answered, “I am going to marry him someday.” It was a spontaneous comment knowing nothing about me, out of the blue, for no apparent reason, and Shirley could not explain why she made the comment. She later told her mother that she had seen the man she was going to marry, told her about the incident, could not explain why she made the comment, then forgot about it.

    Weeks later a reluctant,(on both our parts) blind date was arranged by a couple of mutual friends for the four of us to go to a hot dog stand, and there was just conversation between us. (Shirley later said she was impressed that I was the first date for her where the guy did not try to make advances toward her.) It ended with a good-night kiss at her door and I was hooked. A few months later we were married and we recently celebrated our 63rd anniversary.

    What could have caused her to make such an unusual prediction and how did it happen to come true with no overt action by either of us? Is this a story of premonition, female intuition, or God’s guidance? (I did not hear about her unbelievable prediction until after we were married for some time.)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Unique

    I met Victor during a tough time in my life. My aunt passed away on 1/3/2011, my sister had a heart attack on 1/8/2011, and I met my Valentine on 1/10/2011. Victor worked as a transporter in the hospital that my sister in, and he was transporting her from ICU to another floor (she was recovering well thank God). I was taking my Sis some food and didn’t know at the time she had been switched to another floor, so when I get to the 6th floor my sister hadn’t been put in the room as of yet. As Im walking towards her I see her conversing with a staff member (Victor), when I reach them she explains that the room she was be put in wasn’t ready. So I chat with her for a lil while because I had to run and pick my son up from school. The whole time I felt Victor’s eyes on me we made eye contact a few times but didn’t verbally say anything to one another; however when I was leaving he asked if I was coming back and I told him yes. The next day my sis called and told me he left his number for me, I called him a few days later and we stayed on the phone for hours (this went on for days). We went on our 1st date on 01/20/2011

  • http://mytruelovestory joseph adamo

    I worked in a stop and shop supermarket in 1982. i had met this beautiful, and vibrant women six months earlier, in the dairy aisle as i was putting product on the shelves. we had a breif and cordial conversation. She had to leave because her, 7 year old son was getting fidgety. i eventually became a Deli manager in that same store. I myself had gone through a messy divorce, with a lot of lies and hurts. I was granted joint custody of my 8 year old daughter. Life was a real drag at that time. I tried the dating scene, but felt like a fish without water. i just gave my problems to Jesus. i prayed and believed one day I would meet that special someone. at the same time the woman I had met. Had gone through a heart wrenching divorce. Her husband was an alcholic, and refused to quit drinking. He so happened to be working in that very supermarket. He borrowed ten dollars from me once and I never got my money back. I later found out why. I continued for Gods help, it surely worked. That same woman I met earlier,also was praying for a stable relaitonship. One day at hte market I was going on my lunch break, and as I”m going to the break room, Lenny her X husband say hey Joe let me introduce My X wife to you. We talked through my entire lunch break.We started dating and fell in Love. Feb 17th. will be our 28th wedding anniversary, I thank God for his beautiful and precious gift to me MY WIFE.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Edward Bethea

    I was working at my local Junior High School, each year there is a multi-cultral conference the school paid my fees for the conference in town at the Holiday Inn. My friend and I went together. So while waiting for the next event to start I saw a lady standing in line she was wearing this blue and yellow warm up suit,tall with a long ponytail with a bow on it. I told my friend I’m going to marry that women standing in line, he looked at me and smirked ‘sure! Two month later we got married,and have been together going on 20 years. Who knew!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rhonda

    I met my Valentine at a healing mass at St Jerome’s Catholic Church in early November 2010. My mum’s dear friend had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had requested that I go to this mass and offer special prayers. It has been years since I had a Valentines (12 years) and I was in my mid 40s. I was not looking. My mum told me that you never know who you might meet. After the mass, several people went out to east and we sat near one another. we found so much to talk about and so much in common. We went on a date to brookside gardens and then I met his parents. We got engaged on Valentine’s Day 2011. He is all that I prayed for and so much more. We got married in August of 2011. This is our first Valentine’s day as a married couple. Every day is better and better. I am so fortunate to have a beautiful memory of Valentine’s and many beautiful years to share with my best friend. I am so grateful to have him and so happy to have this story to tell. Happy Valentine’s Day

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marie Morgan

    I met my husband in 1956 while he was in the navy I was a waitress in Key West, Fl. he came by every day for 2 weeks then sent out to sea for 6 weeks as soon as his ship came in he took leave and we got married. That has been 56 years come august that we have been married. So many told us it would never work. With Gods help we are still in love. We have been blessed all these years.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Meg

    I met a man that I fell madly in love with but he ended up being an abusive monster. After 5 years of marriage we got divorced. Devastated, I moved back to my home town. For a year I was lost. I took out a personal ad and dated anyone and everyone, compromising my values along the way. Finally I had had it and I said “no more.” I was finally ready to stop the self destructive behavior and get my life back of track. I told God that I was done with dating all the wrong men and that I was going to stop looking. If He wanted me with someone, He was going to have to introduce us. The very next day I was fooling around on my MySpace page and received a message from a stranger. I decided one can always use more friends and I wrote him back. After a short time of exchanging emails and then phone calls, we met as friends, but God had other plans for us. The first day we met we kissed and we’ve been dating ever since. Almost 6 years. He’s the best man I’ve ever met and I still thank god for

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Meg

    He’s the best man i’ve ever met and I still thank God for him every day.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marlene Emmett

    We met when we were in highschool.
    I was 15 and he was the most popular guy in
    school,looked like Jan Michael Vincent before the motorcycle accident.
    He’s not the guy who I married.
    Met my husband over the phone one day.
    He called looking for a friend who used to
    work where I did~I stole her job.
    He started flirting with me and the next thing I know after meeting him was we were
    ENGAGED!! He proposed over the phone!!!
    February 19 will be 34 years of marriage.
    Husband’s a really special guy.
    he understands that my heart will always
    belong to my highschool boyfriend.
    See hs boyfriend suffers from clinical depression and I can’t leave him without
    someone to lean on,and that’s me.
    I call him every Friday to see how he’s doing
    I’m his light in a dark tunnel.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment BamaBob Yates

    “ Love is . . . everything ”

    Love is what makes anything – everything ;
    from simple things – to those complex .
    Just knowing the pleasure that it brings —
    you just can’t wait ‘til the next time .

    Yeah – that’s right – next time – because there’s more ;
    yes – more of the pleasures to feel .
    Now you know – what your senses are for – - -
    they’re so you’ll enjoy “the whole deal” .

    Anything’s just one more thing but for love ;
    then whatever’s there is enough .

    S’ yes – love’s what makes anything – everything ;
    you feel joy like a warm embrace .
    Even if no one’s there – your heart sings – - -
    and oh – the smile that fills your face .

    Just being in the presence of love ;
    there’s a joy that won’t go away .
    It doesn’t have to be a word or touch —
    sometimes it’s just a feeling that stays .

    Ah – anything’s just one more thing but for love ;
    then whatever’s there’s enough .
    yes – whatever’s there is enough .

    S’ yes – love’s what makes anything – everything ;
    you feel joy like a warm embrace .
    Even if no one’s there – your heart sings – - -
    and oh – the smile that fills your face .

    BamaBob Yates

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Judith

    My husband Douglas and I met at work. I had edited his chapter in a book and was pleasantly delighted at how well he wrote, unlike his colleagues. He was surprised I had made changes while I was surprised at his surprise as I had made very few. Each of us later said (we were in our late twenties/early thirties) we had expected the other one to be at least in their 60′s and possibly crochety. Happily we found our initial expectations were wrong and went on to discover much in common, including our Valentine’s Day birthdays and being history majors in college!

    Now, 37 years later, we are in late sixties/seventy, still delighted to be together, and still happy we share a Valentine’s birthday and were both history majors!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jessica Paris- Adorno

    I met my Valentine 6yrs ago on-line (MySpace.Com) while friends nor family believed nothing good comes out of dating on line, Not only did we got married. My Wonderful husband has recieved our LORD JESUS CHRIST back into his Heart and Life! Amen!!… Wonderful and Great things could happen if you just BELIEVE<3

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sara Alarcon

    I like to tell people that my love found me on the Yellow Pages, and well he did, he was looking for a new bookkeeper and I have a bookkeeping business, he call to make an appointment, we met and that was it. The second day we met to discuss he’s business all we did was talk about each other and forgot about the business. That weekend we went out to dinner and although everything went wrong we laugh all night it was the best date ever. This will be our first Valentine’s day together and it will be the best one because I’m with him, because he is the love of my life, the love I waited for. So for everyone out there that has not found true love, I can tell you “Dont Give Up”, I never did, I knew he existed and that God one day would bring him to me, you just need to be ready to give your self completely. Mark thank you for being you and for all the happiness you have given me.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment george schultz

    it is kind of funny and odd. there was a Halloween party at this church, and i was single and not dating so i was alone, well this couple i knew i guess they thought they would do something about that. they invited my to this halloween party i thought it was going to be the three of us, well i had nothing to do so i said yes, and met them there. well as it turned out they had done the same thing to this other person, she thought the same just the three of them, well there we were the four of us. well we got to talking, danceing , and talking, she came with the other couple, and i took her home, yet it took, me 3 weeks to call her, yet we made every minute count after that, and i asked for her hand in marriage jan 18 and was married on may 16 and had 8 great years until she died. she will always be the love of my life.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Meg

    I forgot to mention-one time after my ex husband and I had a fight, while we were still married, I was crying and heartbroken because this man that had once been so wonderful was now so terrible. I called out to God and told Him “I’m confused. I thought you wanted me with him, but I know you don’t want me to be with someone who treats me this badly. Please show me who I’m supposed to be with.” An image popped into my head. I forgot about it but a few years later, I was reminded of it. It turned out to be the guy I’m with now.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dianne

    Alan and I met in high school. I was in 10 th grade
    and he was in 11th grade. At the time he was
    dating my next door neighbor. We all became
    good friends. That summer just before school
    started, they broke up and he ended up in my
    5th period speech class. Within a few months we
    were dating and within 2 years we were married.
    We just celebrated our 40th wedding
    anniversary.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Emily

    My treasured teaching contract was, in a surprise turn of events, not renewed. I was quite in the blues about it. To cheer me up, a good male friend of mine took me dancing. Another friend took pictures of us and posted them on Facebook. Apparently I didn’t look too happy in one, for my college roommate figured I needed a different guy. She then set me up with her childhood friend… and a year later we were married.

  • http://HowIMetMyValentine Kim Bradbury

    I met my Valentine when I was 6 and he was 8. His sister brought me home after I dropped an orange push-up pop in the street. We became friends and hung out all summer. My mother took us to see Jaws in the theatre. We married 33 years later and still call that our first date. We have been friends for 36 years now and still love our story!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ann Crawford

    I am the mother of a special needs son. The last relationship I attempted, six years ago, ended because the guy “couldn’t handle” my son “not being normal.” I was lonely, so I prayed to God for someone ‘who would love me for me, “baggage”, faults, and all.” Shortly afterwards, one of my friends on facebook, made a comment about a book I wanted to read. When I told him this he asked for my address so he could mail me a copy of the book. As it happens, I had gone to school, with his older brother, many years ago, so I gave him my address. I called to thank him for the book and we began “talking” on facebook more, and more often. After a couple of months he asked if it would be okay for him to drive the almost 500 miles, to “meet me” and I agreed. That was last April. We discovered we had many things in common, many of the same beliefs, so in July of last year I requested a transfer at work and moved the almost 500 miles so we could be together. Although we haven’t been together that long, I know that he was the answer to my prayer. He loves me for me, flaws and all, and he accepts my son. God truly does work in mysterious ways!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Lu Sadler

    In February 1985, Tony invested a small amount of money into Mel Fisher’s search to find the Nuestra Senora de Athocha, the treasure-laden Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Key West in September 1622. On July 20, 1985, Fisher found the ship after searching for 16 years. A week later, Tony was in Key West to help recover the treasure.

    The same week, and out of the blue, my cousin called and asked if I wanted to go diving in Key West at the end of July. Absolutely! And off we went on a very impromptu vacation. On the morning of Aug 1, we were up early to dive the waters of Key West.

    Tony, taking a break from salvaging treasure, was on the same dive boat. I noticed the dark haired, good looking guy and made sure I heard his name when the dive manifest was read. After the first dive, he approached me as I was wearing a pair of running shorts with my alma mater logo on them, WVU, and he was from West Virginia.

    We discovered that we were born three months apart in Morgantown, WV. We learned later that he lived in an apartment right across from the hospital where I was born. I grew up in southwestern PA and he grew up in southern WV.

    After the dive, we went our separate ways.
    Later that day, I walked into the lobby of my hotel. At that moment, Tony walked in and picked up a house phone. I asked him if he was, by any chance, calling me! He invited me to dinner and when we arrived at the restaurant, we found it didn’t open for 15 more minutes. We put in our names and then went to the deck for a drink and to watch the sunset. Three hours later, we finally got around to having dinner.

    That was Thursday, Aug 1. On Saturday, Aug 3, Tony proposed and I said yes. We were officially engaged 6 weeks later. Our accountant said we should file taxes as singles at the end of the year so we planned a Jan 4 wedding.

    That was 26 years ago. Tony likes to say that he found double the treasure in Key West!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Maxine Cenker

    My husband loves to tell this story. He saw me in church for the first time when I was only 12 yrs. old and he was 18. He said it was love at first sight. Then he heard a voice telling him “She will be your wife.” Well I didn`t meet him till 6 yrs later when I was 18. His sister and I were at practice for a Passion Play for our church and she introduced me to him. I didn`t even know she had a brother. Well he finally got up courage to ask me out on Palm sunday about a year later. We began dating pretty steadily while I was in Nurse`s Training school about an hour`s drive from home and he used to come down on weekends to see me. When we decided we would probably get married, I found out that he was born on Sunday at 9pm on 2/12/1933 and I was born on a Sunday at 9pm on 2/12/1939. Well you guessed it we got married on Sunday 2/12/1961. I`m pretty sure our marriage was preordained in heaven. We will be celebrating our 51st Anniversary this month.By the way we had to have special dispensation from our Catholic church to be married on a Sunday and our priest thought that was a good enough reason.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mary

    I met my valetine by phone on new years eve, I had resigned myself that through all of my experiences since my divorce ten years ago that obviously without GOD’s divine intervention, I was going to keep kissing alot of frogs, and getting no where fast, so I threw in the towel and decided I was ready in general, to give up frog gigging.
    I met my valentine through a dating site, we had both gotten on the same site at almost the same time, I was so disheartend, but I thought I would give it one more try, I messaged him not knowing if he would reply, but behold he did.
    We sent messages back and forth and by this time with all I had been through, honesty won the contest, and he googled me and found out, I was who I said I was and not only that we only live about 50 miles apart and one of his best friends works in the same town where I live.
    Unbeknownst to me he give his friend a call and ask if he could check me out and see if anyone knew me or anything about me,HA!!!!! was he ever surprised, I was raised in this town and have been here for over 50 years, yes I was well known.
    There was his answer and I was so proud that he took the time to care enough not only about himself but about me to make sure that I was not scamming him. To make the story even better, I came back to him and told him not only did he have his way of finding out about me, I had done some reseach of my own, I knew where he lived and had even seen his house and never had to leave town. It was funny to us both.
    We decided to meet on New Years Day and he came to my house and we had dinner and watched a movie and it got late, and I made the offer to him to stay in the guest room but he looked me straight in the eyes and said, NO.
    I am not here for any reason except to get to know you and I won’t disrespect you or myself, this is for real and I want only for things to happen in the right way.
    How awesome is that. We have talked everyday since and have gotten to know each other the right way, GOD’s way. I said to him before we decided that we had alot in common and that there just might be something there between us to work toward, that first and formost I said to him I am looking for a godly man, that puts GOD first and that will take the lead and let GOD direct our footsteps into this new founded friendship, in hopes that together we will (and did) find true love, not based on looks, money or prestige of any kind, but out of respect, honesty, kindness and that self sacrificing love that can only be learned by listening to GOD and letting him direct your every move.
    We have both been blessed beyond words, and GOD continues to guide us, and together we are looking to the future, something we both thought we would never find.
    Thank you GOD for this blessing he is truely my valentine gift.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Duane Saaristo

    I met my love in of all places a bar. She wasn’t a customer, her parents owned the business. It must have been a memorable experience, because after 39 years of marriage we still laugh about meeting in a bar.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Raymond Payne

    I met a fantasic woman over the Internet four years ago in a Christian Dating site, she lives in Lagos Africa, she is a school teacher teaching children, When we first met each other she had just came out of a bad relationship with a man, he invited her to travel to spain to met him, When she got their and met him in the airport he greeted her with four other men waiting to have sex acts with all of them, she turned around and went back home broken hearted and began to hate all men, when i met her over the Internet I told her i was divorced for two years and i was not like ALL men, I had God in my heart and will have him till the day i die, I told her if she would give me time i would prove my Love for God to her and be her best friend,Since this time we have talked to each other on the telephone, wrote hundreds of emails to each other,She lost her only living relative ( Her Mother ) last June 2011,now we are trying to save money to buy a plane ticket, her visa, to travel to Iowa so we can marry each other and help her become a United States citizen, So for the last four Valentines Day, I go on the Internet find pictures of Roses, Cards and create love stories to send to her and i am doing it again this year praying that maybe next year we can finally be with each other in real life, Lord Willing !!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dianne Huntsman

    I was 18 and he was 19, when I met my Valentin. My friend and I went to a youth function at church. She saw a guy named Mark and I saw Wayne, my heart stopped.It was love at first sight. She said” did you see that guy” and I said “I did and I never liked blonds before,” she said “he wasn’t blond he had dark hair.” We were not talking about the same guy, I said “good cause you and I said we would never take each others guys.” A few weeks later Wayne asked out my friend and she said yes, I was crushed. I just prayed Lord let me find the right guy for me if you even want me to marry. Wayne and my friend Phyllis dated only a hand full of times but it seemed like forever but she was my friend and I wanted her to be happy and I didn’t really know Wayne. One morning after church Wayne came up to me and asked where Phyllis was I said I didn’t know and stated I though they were dating, He told me they broke up they were just too different it was mutual I spoke to her later that day and she said they didn’t have anything in common and ran out of things to say. A few weeks went by and a group of Us young people were going to a concert,I agreed to drive and Wayne Jumped in and his knee toughed my knee and it took my breath away ,but at this point I didn’t want to like him but I knew there was something there. After the concert we all squished in my car, me,Wayne,Phyllis,My sisters Gail and Brenda. My sister and Phyllis started saying they knew 2 people who would be perfect for each other they went on and on embarrassing me. The next day Wayne showed up at my house to ask me out,we started dating and he eventually told me he was talking to a friend at church and ash her how did she meet her husband and she stated she was praying for God to send her the one. I told him I was praying the same thing and he was praying that also. We were married Aug.14,1982 This year it will be our 30th anniversary. He is still my Valentine.God gave me the best Valentine ever.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Catherine

    We were both students at a very small college. I saw him walking across campus one day and commented to my room-mate that I’d seen a guy who was an “11″ on a scale of 1 to 10. About a month later, he saw me at the college “snack bar” and commented to me that my large coke with peanut m&m’s on the side was “an awful lot of sugar”… I replied, “what’s it to ya?”
    After that exchange, he started asking me, whenever we crossed paths on campus, “When are you gonna come hear my band?” (he had a jazz quartet)
    One evening after I’d had a miserable day and a miserable test, my room-mate took me to dinner. We ate and talked and she bought some wine, saying I needed to unwind after my miserable day. Before we knew it, the “11″ and his band were unloading their equipment and getting ready to play.
    We stayed, heard them play and,because I was a bit “tipsy” I flirted with him….
    After they were done playing, he offered me a ride home, but I did not accept.
    Next day, I tried to find a couple friends of mine who knew him, and how to get in touch with him, so I could apologize for my behavior the night before. I did not find my friends, but that afternoon, the “11″ walked into my dorm and found me. I was floored! The rest, as they say, is history.
    As of this Friday, Feb 10th, it’s been 32 years of laughter, tears, passion, and (of course) music! My valentine wish for you all is that you each know even a small portion of the happiness that comes from such a love as ours! Bless you!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jennifer

    My boyfriend and I met originally as young kids. He would help my uncle work on his sprint car and I would be there working in the horse barn at the same time. Years went by, and we met again as older teens at a family friend’s party. I know this sounds cheesy, but it was definitely love at first site! Of course, we didn’t really talk for a while because I was 3 years younger than him and was, at the time, getting out of a relationship.

    Later, we met yet again – this time at college. I went out to dinner with one of my roommates and was having trouble opening a drink…perfect time for a pick-up line, huh? Needless to say, he came up and asked if I needed help. We recognized each other and started using a social networking site to send messages back and forth. We must’ve sent a whole novel worth each! Eventually, we went out on a date and started realizing how much we had in common. Each of us knew we’d found our soulmate. Now we’ve been together over a year and spend almost all our time together, including drag racing in the summer! I didn’t know true love existed before I met him.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kathy Storey

    My friends and I were hired by the movie theaters to promote the original Star Wars movies when they first came out. We would dress as the characters and entertain the public as they waited in those LONG lines. One day,which just happened to be my 19th birthday, we were hired for a gig for a theater and radio station. A member of our group asked if he could bring a couple friends and we said “Yes”. I did not know it at the time, but the one man I met that day who I had an instant connection with, would 4 years later become my husband. We have now been married going on 25 years and he NEVER forgets my birthday (he better not as it is also the day we met!) Star Wars has always had a special place in my heart since then. :)

  • http://thebestvalentineGodcouldeverhavegivenme david lewis sr

    i met my wife of 38 yrs on july 7th 1973. i was to preach a revival at highway tabernacle outside of timpson texas. on sunday morning just before i was to preach 3 young ladies got up to sing a special.pastor mcdonald had told all single ladies to come to church since i was single as well. unbeknowing to him i had asked the Lord to give me a helper for my ministry. that instant as three ladies were singing (me being next) the Lord spoke to me and said there is your wife, i glanced up on platform and seen only one of the three. the most beautiful girl , long dark hair, in a blue dress singing for the Lord. God she was the most beautiful girl i’d ever seen, of course i was told that could never happen, but it did. i preached for a few more services when the young people asked if i would like to go to eat at the Red Barn after tuesday nite service, i said i’m tired from preaching, but i’ll go if you get me somebody to drive me. low and behold there she was, eva hutto. her other two sisters told me later that they said i would be hard to live with, but she said no i think it would be fun. God works on both ends. i went the next three nites to eat (with her driving of course) with the young people, but revival was ending so i asked her to marry me on friday nite. (yes 3 days after we met) she said she would think about it i placed a senior ring on her finger and told to think as if she were mine. i lived outside dallas about 200 miles from her, but i seen her at least every weekend and sometimes more. i bought 1973 monte carlo chevrolet with 12.9 miles on it on thursday and no it is not a joke on the following tuesday i took it to shop for 6000 mile checkup. even dealership couldn’t beleive it gas was 13 cents a gallon. i put engagement ring on her finger on thanksgiving, a totat from the day we met 7 months and 80000 miles later we were married on feb 15 1974. my family said it wouldn’t last six months and i am not sure yet, but maybe it has. now we have added a daughter and son with son-inlaw and 2 grandsons and now my son has given a grand daughter. my mother in law has now went on to be with Jesus, but she said i was better than any postman i really came rain, sleet, snow or shine. even my mother inlaw who i called mama loved me and i her. from the day we seen each other i knew she was already mine and every day i look at how blessed i am to have a special lady who loves me and stayed thru thick and thin with me. it wasn’t easy to work and drive to see her, but it was well worth it. my lover my sweetheart and yes the sweetest valentine any man could ever have. i thank God for her and the many blessing she has brought to me. i could go on forever about her, but i will just say i asked God for a helper and he gave me what i desired

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kathie

    I met my husband on a blind date in 1967 and we went to a football game at the University of SC in Columbia. Three years later we were married and have been now for almost 42 years and it has never been dull.The laughter and fun is still present in our life even though we may seem old to most everyone else. We have 2 sons and 6 grand children that we love dearly and the passion is still present in our lives.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment calvin

    here sister set us up and we be to gater for 14 years

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sandra La Day

    My husband Willie and I, met in the 3th grade he was in my class and also he lived three blocks from my parents home. While in the 3rd grade I, was in love with Willie, he started copying off of my paper in school cause he did not know how to read/ write well till one day Ms. Webb, our teacher said Sandra I, need for you to stay after school and I, said yes mam and Ms. Webb, said not you Sandra the other Sandra which was Willie, he had even copy every thing off of my paper. From this we was in class st high school he went to the Army at age 16 and I, went at age 18 but did not see him till I, came home on leave now we have been married May 13, it will be 40 years and also he is 3 days older then me going together since the 3th grade and live 3 blocks from each other I, would not trade Willie off for anyone but God.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jesc

    Imet my husband through a spiritual matching heaven’s destiny.We’ve been match at the year 1992,then 6 years later we did our holy matrimony and ayear after we had our ist baby boy.I’m happy and proud to have a wonderful husband and right now we have 4 children in the family.

  • Norma Mendoza

    On April 2009 my friends and co-workers and I were having lunch and during lunch we were talking about relationships. I explained to my friends that after being in a relationship 6 years ago I really didn’t want to commit to anyone, unless of course I wait for a miracle. My friend Shiama stated that I don’t have what I want because I don’t ask God for it. I Told my friend Shaima ” that’s impossible I have gotten on my knees and cried my eyes out and prayed everyday and still nothing” My friend Shiama stated that I need to ask God for big big things..that’s when I stood up and I walked in front of the table so my friends can see me and I stated praying out loud, and this is what I said ” OK god I am right here in front of all my friends and what I am about to ask you would not only be my request but it will also be a miracle being perform…And I said it.” I want him to be tall about 6’3 at least and he must were a shirt and tie and levis “jeans” on the weekend I know that I am not suppose to test you but in this case I will. I want to meet him in your house, this way I know that you have sent him to me.I don’t want to meet him in a night club because I don’t go to those because I still have a child at home, I don’t want to meet him in a Bar either because i don’t drink either. By you doing this for me not only will my friends be witnessing a miracle but they will also believe..at this moment the girls could not believe what I was requesting. On June 20, 2009 I was invited to a wedding which was being held in chruch we were running late and as soon as we got there. There was a real nice gentlemen waiting for us to be seated. I didn’t get his name yet..he was wearing a shirt and tie and it was his niece’s wedding. We hit it off very well. I gave him my number and I didn’t think that he would ever call me but he did. He invited me to a baseball game with his family this was our first date. On our second date he was wearing levis “Jeans”. We were dating about 2 month. Then during lunch all the same girls that were sitting in the same room when I made my request to God ask me how I was doing it’s been awhile since we talked. I told them that I did meet someone and that how God has such a sense of humor. They all asked me why..my response was “Well God did not send me anyone with a ordinary name like Mark, Steven, James..etc.. He sent me a real angel.. and all the girls said.. What do you mean. I said no that’s his name Angel and we meet in chruch which is God’s house and he was wearing a shirt and tie and to top it off on our second date he was wearing “jean” all my friends were and still are amazed.
    Angel and I have been together now for almost 3 years..from my pass relationships my heart was stable, crushed and shattered into little pieces.. And God heard my prayer and sent me a real Angel holding a new heart in his hands for me. This is my a true story….

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Banana

    I haven’t met my Valentine yet, not physically anyway. We met by chance on a game website where I partnered with him in a game of euchre. On this web site we were able
    to chat with one another. We met again the next day and talked more. After a few games, we took a private table where other players could not join our table without a password; that way we could chat without interruptions.

    I thought my life was great even though I was single. But after meeting my euchre partner, I’ve learned I was not only alone, but lonely. I learned more about him and like him, a lot. He seems to be different than most and I like different. His concerns and thoughts on worldly matters match mine, his thoughtfulness towards others also.

    I have no idea what his name is yet nor what he looks like. And I can’t wait to meet him!
    And since he has agreed to be my valentine this year, I’m sure it will happen soon.
    I think love is in the air!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment T. Peek

    Ok. I met Marc in 1996 in Asheville, NC at Encores(a bar). His best friend was the bar manager and he was there on a date after work. Bob introduced us and he ditched his date to talk to me. Like you, we had been in the same places, knew the same people and found out he had moved to Asheville in January, right after my divorce in December, 1995. Life happened and we fell apart. Two years ago, he found me on facebook. He proceeded to tell me that I had never left his heart. He is the best thing God has given me in a long time.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Stu

    I met mine at a nightclub through a friend… Sounds awful right? Not at all. She strode right over and opened with – ‘hey, you go to my church!’

    It suddenly clicked where we recognised each other from. Neither of us are Particularly far down the fanatic scale but share a common faith which we both appreciate. You wouldn’t even know that thus was the case to look at us!

    I must say that having a common faith has been a huge foundation for us. It’s kept us strong and supportive of each other and was a great example of gods sense of humour that two young rebels in a nightclub could be brought together by faith.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment shari

    Our mothers grew up together, we have known each other all our lives, we hadn’t seen each other in years, and, one day, I gota speeding ticket 50 miles from home- I hadto take defensive driving at 8 am on the day after Halloween, near his home town, my mom called his mom to see if we could stay the night so I could make it to class the next day- he happened to be living with his mom- her comment being- Don’t let him bother you- lol I guess he didn’t bother me :) We shared a cup of coffe watching a beautiful sunrise before I left for class that day, the rest is kinda history :)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kimberley Hurst

    My Love story.

    I’d been out of a horrible relationship for 5 days when my friend said “Come on we’re going out!” So I got dolled up and we went out into town. We’d been to a few nightclubs and it was getting late. I’d decided I’d had enough and wanted to go home and my friend said “Come on, lets just go to one more”. So off we went to one more nightclub. We settled down for the night so I went to the bar to get some drinks. As I turned around there was a man right behind me I nearly spilt my drink all over him. “Oh Sorry” I said and gave him a smile. “No problem” he said. 6ft, dark hair and blue eyes just like the ocean, it was madness. I’d not long sat down when he asked me to dance and then he asked me if I had a boyfriend, I said no, then 5 minutes after he asked if I’d like to be his girlfriend! Literally, anyway I said yes and that was that. The night after we went to a pub and he told me there and then that he loved me. By the end of the night I told him I loved him. That was 1999. I was 18 and he was 26. I thought my mum would go mad but she didn’t. We got married in 2001 and celebrated ten years marriage last year. Since last year I’ve been diagnosed with ME, Fibromyalgia and a nerve condition, it’s all affected my mobility and I’ve become disabled. My husband has now given up work to become my carer, I know there’s not many men that would do that. I love my husband Craig so much, he really is fantastic. We have two children a boy aged 9 and a girl aged 5, they are so good for us and help my husband out all around the house. I love my family to pieces and I feel like the luckiest woman in the world! xxxx

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment marion brookes

    i met my lovely husband at the supermarket we both worked at in middlesbrough england we started courting amid a furor from both sets of parents because i was in salvation army and noel (born on christmas day )was a catholic we got engaged then we married on march 3rd 1962 on valentines day feb 1962 on my lovely card noel put “heres to you with love and kisses in two weeks time you will be my mrs”this march we will celebrate our golden wedding with our daghter and husband son and wife and four grandsons and noels brother and his wife he was our best man we are still very much in love and have never had problems over religion and our parents came round eventually

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fred Erenfeld

    I met the love of my life while on a climbing expedition on Mt.Everest. We were each on seperate guided groups. Nicole’s group was a little ahead of my group. When my group reached the final assault camp they were carrying Nicole down the Mtn.where she fell ill from altitude sickness and hypothermia.She looked quite bad. Our group continued on and made the final assault at 2am in the morning. Only two out of our group of 12 made it to the top, I had to turn back 1000 feet from the summit because of high winds 90mph and exhaustion. When I got back I asked about Nicole and she had been airlifted to a hospital in Nepal. I went to visit her and that’s where our relationship started. We flew back to the U.S. together, she was from NY and I was from Colorado. She flew to Denver to ski with me for a weekend and we ended up getting married on Christmas Eve. We were married for 21 years when she suddenly died at age 49 of a massive blood clot,she was the love of my life. The Dr,’s attributed her blood clot to what happened to her on Everest..

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Larry Retzack

    We met in college as fellow music majors at Wis. State College-Eau Claire where I was having problems because there were already three classmates with Perfect Pitch which mean they got every ear training exam 100% correct . She was introduced as a keyboard artist with Perfect Pitch whereupon I banged my head on my desk and exclaimed, “Oh no! Not another one!” We both married the wrong spouse but maintained correspondence for the next 30 years and God willing, we will eventually be wed.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jackie Johnson

    The year was 1952. Two girlfriends and I rented a house about a block from the University in Wichita, Kansas. In early July, I went to the grocery store to make purchases for a cookout for the evening. We had invited three fellas to join us. After making my purchases (Jack remembers I held up the shopping line running back to get an item I had forgotten.) The store was about four blocks from our house and I was on foot. After walking about a block, Jack drove by and offered me a ride. I declined.
    He circled another the block, but I again declined. Again, he circled and this time I accepted because the groceries were getting too heavy for me. Thank goodness he was so strong-willed and didn’t give up. He said he had no intentions of giving up — cuz I was just about the cutest thing he had ever seen. Our first date was to go to the stock car races – YUK! Three months later, right before he was scheduled to leave for the Air Force Basic Training, he asked me if I thought I would still be around after he served his time and I told him “Probably not. If you want to be certain, marry me.” We went to Wakita, Oklahoma to be married by the JP there — but our wedding was delayed while the JP helped the sherrif get a dead cow off the road outside the city limits.
    After 54+ wonderful years together I lost him on April 10, 2007. He always treated me like a princess — our marriage was as close to perfect as possible. Just imagine — being so blessed after being a “pickup.”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Paula Ramsey

    My valentine proposed to me on Valentines Day in 2003. We met on the internet. I had just moved to a town I hadn’t lived in for over 20 years and I knew no one, so I decided to get online and I posted a profile on yahoo.com. I made it clear that I was just looking to meet new people and make some friends in a town where I knew no one. One day, this guy sent me an email and we began to talk. We decided to video chat and the first time I saw him, I was not attracted to him at all, but he made me laugh like no man ever had before. We finally met in person and an instant friendship was born.
    We spent a great deal of time together “just hanging out”…flea markets, movies, dinner. It was becoming clear to me very quickly that he wanted to take this relationship much further and I was not having it, I made it clear from the start this was a friendship only and I resisted him. He played by the rules I set up, but I knew how he really felt and he finally wrote me a letter and told me that he couldn’t just be my friend and so he was ending our relationship altogether, that was something that I would not allow. That is also when I realized that I was starting to fall in love with him.
    His proposal was the most romantic thing he had done for me and there had been many romantic things before.
    Valentines Day 2003 happened to be a Friday and those nights we normally went out and saw friends and did Kareoke. This particular night, there was a video camera set up in the corner and when Mel went up to sing, I was led by a friend to a chair in the middle of the room (full of people). Mel started singing “Will You Marry Me” by Alabama, pulled out a rose shaped ring box and got down on one knee to ask for my hand.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Terry Berg

    My Valentine and I met while we were both at a casino lounge, to dance. We had never met before but have many mutual friends (Imperial Swing Dance club dancers) and have been in the same place at the same time,probably, many times for the past 15 years. There are so many “coincidences” in our lives. For whatever reason, that night, I asked him, a complete stranger, to dance. I Never do that. I had walked past him several times going to the bathroom. Noticed he was attractive. He was smoking a cigar – not on my list of high points. AS I walked past him, probably the 4th time, it was as if I was made to stop, and back up. I can’t describe it any differently. I didn’t do it on my own. I asked him if he would like to dance, if he could dance. He chuckled and said he had done it a time or two. He was a phenomenal dancer and we have been dancing together for more than two years. Thanks to what can only be Divine Intervention.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dora Arnett

    I met my Valentine on a blind date, February 14, 1970. A friend of mine asked me to go out with her and some more friends of ours and that her date for us. When one of the dates pulled up everyone went WOWWWWWW, and they all wanted him for their date. But he asked me to be his date for that night. It was love at first sight. On July 5, 1970, we were pronounced husband and wife. We celebrate two anniversaries every year, the day we met and the day we got married. As of today we are still madly in love with each other. God is the glue that keeps us together. Whenever there’s a bump in the road I pray to God to smooth it out. Thank you Jesus!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment alissa

    wow..thats a very amazing love story..

    my love story is different..
    first we were just friends in facebook and we decided to meet..on our first day of meeting he proposed me..i said yes..its nearly 5 months now since we are together..even though we fight and separate, we still cum together at the end of the day..we cant stay without each other..and the main thing is that i pray for him and our relationship everyday..and I’m really praying hard that he accepts Christ one day because he is a Hindu and I’m Christian..
    God Bless..:)

  • http://LOVEMADEINHEAVEN(DESTINY). TARA TAN KITAOKA

    I met my husband through one phone-call in a
    new country, I was assigned to. both of us have travelled to the same countries in the world but never met. Therfore, belive in God & destiny. On aug the 8 at 8 am , I called a
    unknown company in a new country and I metmy husband despite of the fact that there were always great men around me.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Valerie Seel

    We meet in high school and altho we did not date then I had a crush on Daniel! We rode the bus together, we had a few classes together & I would watch him play football during the lunch break. Then high school was over and we did not see or talk to each other for years. Then thanks to Myspace & then Facebook we reconnected. It has been awesome! Daniel moved to Indiana to be with me from Arizona. We was married Sept 12, 2011. The love I have for him ( and he for me) is like nothing we have ever felt. It truly is awesome to be in love!

  • http://MytrueValentine Ronda

    I met my Valentine 16 years ago at a Resturant call Mr. Bills in Everett WA. You could sit your watch by my Valentine. He came in everyday for something to eat prior to going to work. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He was the first person to ever by me chocolates for Valentines. My first Valentines was a box of Whitmans chocolates, a hand written note and a candy heart. I still have the note and the candy. I love him more than anything and he will always be my TRUE VALENTINE.XOXOXOXOX

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dana Harris Carter

    How I met my Valentine: I had just boarded a six hour flight from Atlanta to Honolulu, Hawaii. As I looked out of the window the tears began to flow. Somehow I knew that I would never be the same woman when I returned home. A week earlier I had celebrated my 49th birthday.
    My doctor of seventeen years got married two years before my trip. She was middle aged, attractive, educated and a hard working professional, as myself. We had a lot in common which is why I felt comfortable in asking her how she and her husband had met. She informed me that it was on a dating website. I was shocked and almost horrified at the thought of doing such a seemingly desperate thing. Little did I know that almost a year later I’d be searching a dating website myself. Yes, you heard me correctly. It took me a whole year to muster up the nerves but I did the unthinkable!
    One Sunday morning in church my mother, who was Senior Pastor, asked to pray for me. While praying for me she whispered in my ear to, ” take off the restrictions!” Wow! Did she really say what I thought she said? I never told my parents what I was doing because I knew they’d think I had lost my mind. However, when I got home I “took off the restrictions” that I had placed on the dating website search engine. Initially, I indicated that I wanted to meet a Christian man who was atleast 6 feet tall, race was open, within 300 miles from Atlanta and less than 50 years old.
    Upon removing the restrictions I searched the new profiles and saw a very handsome well dressed gentleman whose profile title said, “Christian Hawaiian Singer Searching For His Soulmate.” I honestly tried to go past his profile for fear that he surely had a million hits. However, I went back to it and sent him an email. Oh well, it was done and I was certain that I’d never hear from him.
    The next day a message was waiting in my inbox from the guy I had emailed on the dating website. Afterward we talked on the phone almost daily. Four months later he flew to Atlanta to meet my family and I. Six months afterward I was on a flight to Honolulu to see him for only the second time in our lives. While there he proposed to me and we got married a week later on Thanksgiving weekend, November 26, 2006 in a private intimate setting on Wai’alae Beach. By the way my husband was 53 years old, lived 5,000 miles away and was only 5 ft 8 in tall. I learned a valueable lesson which was to “take off the restrictions!”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Phoenix

    I met my Valentine/Husband online. We worked at the same university but in different Colleges; lived in the same town – only 1.1 miles apart; and even went to the same high school. Sad to think it took the worldwide web to meet someone just across town but it did! We have been married going on seven years now! As a single mom with two young children, at the time I did not think about finding anyone so I know God had a hand in this!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ann Marie Pelosky Poncet

    Jean and I met in Zanzibar, East Africa in May 1999 when we were both there for the 1st AFrican Women’s Peace Conference. (It’s not an easy place to get to!!) He’s French, I’m American (and I spoke no French!)and we had dinner on the last night of the conference. He was v smart, funny, attractive and I thought, ‘too bad he lives in Paris!’ Well, we’re now married (11+ years) and proud parents of 3 little Frenchie/ Americans. Love conquers all!(I’m fluent in French now too, bien sûr!!)

  • Debra Rincon Lopez

    I have a wonderful LOVE Story of my own how I met my husband, But we are seperated after 23yrs now? He was deported by the US IMMIGrATION(ICE)otherwise we would still be married. SO I LOVE happy ENDINGS but I don’t know if I will HAVE ONE YET????

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Evelyn Shumate

    I will be 72 on Monday & my hubby will be 61. We met over drinks on July 3,2004. We were married Sept. 28,2004. We knew from the very moment we met that we were soul mates. Both of us had been married before;neither of us was looking for another mate Don’t ever let anyone tell you;you are to old. It took me 50 yrs. to find the right person. We have been married 7 1/2 yrs so far & are hoping God allows us a lot more years to enjoy eachother.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment maria Howard

    When my husband and I met it was before we came to know Christ. It was in a club that I went to for my birthday,we both had a friend we knew but we didn’t know each other.Our friend asked me to join them .well to make along story short,my future husband was asked to ask me to dance shortly after we started to dance the music stoped and he picked me up and carried me towards the front door,when I asked him what was he doing he said that he said he was taking me home with him asked who said he could and he said our friend ,well I told him that I was not his to give so he carried me back across the dance floor and told our friend that I said I wasn’t his to give and threw my in his arms,well needless to say I left after that but two weeks later i was at a resterant with my friend when he came and sat in my spot while I was in the restroom.we have been together this march for thirty years.

  • http://HowImetmyValentine Aiste

    My Valentine and I met 50 years ago on the eve of New year, our eyes met and we knew that we will love each other for ever, I was 14, he was 17.But Destiny had another plan for us, we married other people, then we each divorced and at that time I was living in the U.S and him in Europe. And one day, my daughter suggested that I go on facebook and search for him, to my amazement I found him, he also was divorced and I wrote to him, we talked several months and then he asked me if it was possible for me to come for a visit, I went and then returned several times and the third time, we decided to pick up what we had left 50 years ago because our Love is as strong as before. We are together for a year now and still in love with each other. I thank God and Destiny to have brought us together again!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jody

    I met the man of my dreams about 6 years ago, when I was in a drug rehab. I had been an addict for many years and had finally reached a low, where there was no where to go but up! We became good friends while there, but neither one of us was looking for a relationship, and we both decided we needed to focus on our recovery. We lost touch for about 6 months afterwards; then, we met again at an AA meeting. We started hanging out, and when we kissed for the first time, and he told me that he was a womanizer and he didn’t want to hurt me, I knew he was the one that God had chose for me; as no one had ever showed me that much consideration, or cared about my feelings that much ever before. (I had been in very abusive relationships until then) When we started dating, we both agreed that we would wait to be intimate until after we were married. (this too, was another sign for me that he was the one!)We have now been married almost 3 years, and I have never been happier! I thank God for finally sending me someone who treats me with the love, honor, and respect that he means for a man to treat a woman with. I wanted to share my story, so that maybe, it could encourage someone who feels like they will never be loved. Hang in there, because God has a plan, and it is always for our best. Thank you for letting me share this story. Jody

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Barbara Glay

    I have our Fathers to thank for meeting my Valentine. You see, they worked next to each other at the Post Office and began comparing grades of their oldest children. John had been in college a year before me and had convinced his parents they didn’t give out grades in college. We are the oldest children and the first to attend college in our families. John had never shown his parents any grades and I had brought home a report card with A’s on it. When John’s Dad met him at the door the next morning John knew he was in trouble. So he came to the student lounge looking for the girl that had gotten him in trouble with his parents. John and I had been playing cards between classes but didn’t know each other’s names. When I was introduced and stated my Dad worked at the Post Office John put the points together. We dated for almost a year and married 2 years later. We spent nearly 35 years together before his passing 18 months ago from complications of dialysis and diabetis. He will continue to be my Valentine for many years.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nazhah Khawaja

    It is all true you know… love at first sight, serendipity, a connection with someone rooted so deeply in your soul. For us, it all began with an exchange of glances, coupled with many soft, warm embraces. My son, Hamza Javaid, born less than 2 pounds…born a fighter, is my Valentine. He is like my beating heart, something that solely belongs to me, something that keeps me alive.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Gloria

    I met my husband on a Carribean Cruise back in June of 1980. I’m from Southern Calf. (San Fernando Valley) and my boss and I planned a cruise together. LIttle did I know that 6 months later, I’d be married and living in New Orleans. My husband is from New Orleans and we have been married over 31 years with 3 children ( now adults of course) and 1 beautiuf grand daughter. So, there is truth to the LOVE BOAT CRUISE! It happened to me when I least expected it. :D

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ali

    I’m only 13 but I believe I have found my “valentine” and here is how… this will sound dumb (it even sounds dumb to me) but I met him on a online game called toontown, I had actually gone to try to get him to go back out with my friend on there that had recently broke up with him and I ended up being his friend, we started hanging out and eventually her mom didn’t let her back on (she still hasn’t come back on and apparently cant use the comp till she learns “respect” for her f***ed up parents) I started liking him more and more each day and one day one of my friends on there told him and it truned out he likes me to… a while later I still would start liking him more and more and one day (after saying ugh and um for about 30 min) he told me he really liked me and was always nervous around me and didn’t know how to act (by no…w I already had his number and texted him everyday if we didn’t talk on toontown I was also his friend on facebook and had talked to him once on the phone but still had never met him in person – he lives in a diff state- but I rly wanted to and still do) the other day (again after about 10-20 min of ugh and um) he said he rly liked me then said he more than liked me and said he was to nervous to say it though… yesterday he was again wanting to tell me something but this time was just way to nervous and wouldn’t so my friend that had been the one that actually ever got him to say anything told me he wanted to say he loves me (he was in the ‘room’ to, again this was on toontown but we still text and stuff) and I told him I was falling in love with him to.. that’s it so far but I truely think he might be the one, why else would I have ever met him on that game?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Manisha Bundela

    I was in hostel, studying in school, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    And my husband in Mumbai , India. I met him in yahoo chat, when I was very new in chatting and all. we exchanged contact details but could never be connected. I had decided to study further in India. And Jitu, my husband suggested me to come Mumbai and he is there to assist. So I did. I came to Mumbai with my papa and met him for the first time in Mumbai international Airport on todays date, yes 27 June 2005. After my parents came to know that we both are in love, my papa took me back to Kathmandu after 15 days.
    And then I had to suffer a lot, physical and mental….and we were meeting each other in yahoo chat every sundays.
    And in January 03, 2010 He came to meet me and that was our meeting actually after we both we in love with each other deeply very very deeply.
    I am still amazed to see the bond between us two and I really thank him for the yahoo chat provided where we could chat electronically.
    its a different part that my parents were against our relation and still after 7 years we got married. we being citizen of different countries, against the parents wish, and overcoming all the hurdles, we are together today.

  • http://love Alesya

    navernoe nasha istoriya lubvi individualna i ne pohozha na vavilonskie zabavy!poznakomitsya,vlubitsya,rasstatsya, eto na segodn.den ne samoe neozhidannoe chto mozhet ispyvat chelovek. na segodn.den ya ispytyvau chuvstvo kotoroe nelzya nazvat odnim slovom lubov, eta ogromnaya massa slovosochetanii, predlogov. bykv,vyskazyvanii, eto kak kosmos ne imeuschii granic, eto to o chem ne rasskazyvaesh podrugam, to o chem ne hochetsya hvastatsya,to o chem ne hochetsya govorit a tolko i tolko chuvstvovat eto i naslazhdatsya, eto to chto mozhet ispytat chelovek u kotorogo chistyi razum, chistoe soznanie, kotoryi dalek ot vavilona ne stroit ego i nichego obschego s vneshnim mirom net, est odin mir. odna zhizni, odin RA i eto ty.Eto chuvstvo postoyannogo zhelaniya ovladet,zhelaniya 24/7, nu i estestvenno to chto vydaet mozg eto voobsche polnyi jah bless! ya ne zadaus voprosom kak i pochemu iz vseh ludei imenno so mnoi proizoshlo to k chemu ludi stremyatsya, ischut, i tak i ne ponyav i ne ispytav umeraut. ya prinimau eto i zhivu etim bez voprosov,edinsvennoe chem mozhno gorditsya tak eto soboi chto v zhizni delau vse pravilno ot etogo i ludi okruzhaut pravilnye i vse chto mog i daet kosmos vse samoe luchshie ya poluchau- pochemu?potomu chto eto ya i eto on i inache ne moglo byt. Nas razdelyaet okean no eto vse erunda po sravneniu s tem chto my priobreli na segod.moment i navsegda!Nu i konechozhe on eto ya a ya eto on. my zerkalnoe otobrazhenie drug druga
    ????, ????????? ???? ??? ?????, ??????? ?? ????? ? ????? ??????..
    Vozmozhno eto itak no nastoyaschemu net raznicy v rasstoyanii,vremeni,chsovom poyase……vsemu svoe vremya
    I moe (nashe) vremya uzhe nastalo!!!!
    Sash ya tebya oooooochen lublu
    my mechtaem i u nas eto horosho poluchaetsya

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment melissa

    quisiera algun dia poder contar una historia de amor hermosa

  • William

    I Met this girl in high school when i was a junior and she was a sophomore from one minute to the next one it was like a click and i fell in love with her smile, the way she talk pretty much everything about her. We walked together to our high school farm and she stopped and asked me if i liked her and i didn’t know what to say like i blacked out. All of a sudden her dad made her move from California to Nevada making me lose contact with her. I Was so in love with her i didn’t know what to do. All of a sudden we become friends on Facebook and after 2 years of both talking to each other almost every day dying to see each other, we finally got re-united and it was like a dream come true 2 years being apart from a person you love is hard, but the hard waiting is worth it if you really love that one person and your willing to wait as much as it takes for that person you love, then you might as well do it. The hard wait was worth it. I love you Cristal i will never trade anything in the world for you.

  • Desiree James

    My Love Story

    In 1978 a tall handsome well-dressed boy and a very shy inexperienced
    skinny pretty little girl met in the east wing of Heights High School. In front of a couple of his boys, this
    handsome young man hit her on the butt with his umbrella. Embarrassed she kept walking. Smitten by his charm and relentless pursuit she
    finally yields to him. If this Prince
    Charming said the sky was orange, the damsel believed the sky was orange.

    On her way home from the mall one day she observed his car
    parked four streets over. In the
    freezing cold, she walked over to his vehicle, wrote her name in the snow on
    the rear window, and waited for him to come out of the house. Eventually he came out with another girl and
    she confronted him. Words were
    exchanged. They didn’t utter a word to
    each other for years.

    As the years passed each often wondered what the other was
    doing. They connected once or twice and
    passed each other briefly a couple of times only to offer a brief but awkward
    hi. Later they discovered their paths had
    come to close to crossing several times.
    He had a friend who lived on her old street and his sister was a relative’s
    stylist.

    Eighteen years passed until their next encounter at a high
    school alumni picnic. Once he saw her, he
    was all over her like a puppy following his mother. He started talking that slick stuff he said
    to her back in high school. His lure was
    strong, but she resisted saying she had no time as she was busy raising her
    daughters and nurturing her career. Again
    they parted ways.

    Later that year she sent him a happy birthday message. The following year he sent her a Happy
    Valentine’s Day message. In April, out
    of the blue, he sent her a message asking her out to lunch or dinner with
    him. Smiling she replied that would be
    wonderful.

    Upon laying eyes on each other the flame was still there. It was as if they were transported back to 1978
    but it was 2013. He pulled her closer and closer as they reminisced about the
    old days. They laughed, embraced,
    apologized, and kissed throughout the evening as updated each other on life since
    high school. At evening’s end, talking that slick stuff again, she again feels his
    pull. Resisting she gave him a quick
    kiss and darted into the house.

    Several days later she received a call and he stated I
    cannot stop thinking about you. They connected
    again and again. She reiterated she was
    busy with her children and her career.
    Woefully, he explained he was in an unhappy miserable relationship of
    convenience. The two again parted went
    their separate ways.

    Later in the Spring, they again encountered each other at their
    annual high school alumni picnic. While
    walking slightly ahead of him on an isolated path, he grabbed her arm from
    behind and pulled her toward him and intensely said I have not felt this way in
    years. You are who I want to be with,
    and I’mma make it happen. Caught in his
    rapture she had no response. They just
    held hands tightly and continued walking in a dead silence.

    The rest is history.
    Their love grows stronger and deeper each day as they try to catch up on
    missed love. Frequently, they look at
    each and burst out laughing because it seems like a dream and they cannot
    believe they’re together after all of this time. Thirty-five years later if this older more
    mature tall dark and handsome man says the sky is orange, the beautiful older
    and wiser woman believes the sky is orange. And they live happily ever after.

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