Kinda thought about this while positng in the kids topic I started ...
How'd you met your exes or current partners? Dating? Random hook up? Friend of a friend?
Met most of my exes (ie: ones I saw for over 2 years) in the most random ways
-Started seeing my mates younger sister. She remains my best mate these days.
-Met at Kare Kare beach. She liked my dog, I asked her out.
-Met at Showboys. Started as super casual and we fell in love when on a dirty "last week" in Fiji.
-Met teaching her English in Tokyo. Moved back to NZ with her and visited her in Tokyo 2007 a year after we broke up.
-Met in Guatemala. She wasn't at all keen, I was persistent and wore her down over a week.
-Met at Occupay Auckland (still with this one) ... thought she was a lawyer ... turns out she was a solo mum
She was actually my longest partner too. Looked after me after I had my car accident in 01 and was comatose and a mess for 2 years ... went to Japan together. So random that all this amazning stuff came out of a random meeting from a male strip club ...
Props LeKnight - that is awesome and quite rare in this day and age.
My longest term girlfriend and I worked together, so that's hardly all that random. After 8 or so years in that relationship I resorted to Internet dating, with varying success. I met a couple of cool people, we just didn't click as partners but still catch up intermittently as mates. Met some pretty unstable ladies in the process as well.
Considering giving it another go in the near future, unless I can get some better inspirations and ideas ITT
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i met my first girlfriend back when i was at Shermer High School. It was actually quite funny, i was on a weekend detention for setting off a false fire alarm. There was a bunch of us there that day, all from totally different walks of lifes and social groups. I was a bit of a rebel at that time, and couldn't really be bothered with any of them. But there was this one girl, Claire Standish, who was very prissy, she was really smart and from a cool group at school. Man we were complete opposites.
Anyway, throughout the detention we all tried to make the time pass quicker. We danced, smoked marajuana, ran through the halls.. and eventually found a common bond, which was the strained relationships we all had with our parents. And the fear we all felt of making the same mistakes as they did. And, as if it were straight out of a movie, Claire and i found this special connection, and ended up kissing.
At the end of detention, we were all so afraid that at school on Monday everyone would just go back to their cliques and forget about the bond we shared that day. I thought Claire would just walk on past me in the hallway and not say hi. So she gave me her earing, which i very femininely put in my ear.
I was so stoked that day, as i was leaving i fist pumped the air. As if to say, life aint all that bad, i've finally made it man...
I have only met dudes in the usual way - through friends/internet and hanging out in bars. I guess in a roundabout way I met my husband through biggie.
Oh, when I was younger, I did meet a few guys from cruising Queen St and the drags
haha cruising Queen Street.. I rememeber those days.. so young and carefree. I used to cruise in this guys Starlet with no backseat so we were sitting on springs or some shit haha.
I've met guys mostly when I started flatting at 18 I think with my bff and 2 friends.. met guys thru them.. went thru a real YAY stage of guys tthen I think around close to 19 I met my long time bf thru his sister... I had a bf at the time but he stole me away and we were inseperable .... I've had a few others along the way my bff guy mate then that didn't work out he wanted to marry me and I couldn't deal with the pressure he put on me for "more" so now it's super awkward when we see each other lol this is rambly but I've been lucky enough to have had some amazing guys in my life. I love guys I'm a real guys girl.. love guy banter it's hilarious.
We were behind a car on fort street and the boys in front of us looked hot as, so we wrote down our mobiles, shoved my best friend out the car to give them numbers. The driver of our car ended up with the driver of their car for about 3/4 years.
my first long term bf I met via the telephone - lol - my friends and I used to ring this phone line I think it was called hot gossip or something and I got chatting to someone anyway we swapped cell numbers and were text buddies for the next two years before we got around to actually meeting, then we went on a date and I moved away from Auckland, then came back a few months later and finally started seeing each other ... That was when I was 18, we broke up when I was 23 ... so long ago haha.
the weirdest part about it was that we would have 'text fights' and not text each other for months and then he would always end up texting me again and I would talk to him again ... funny coz our relationship ended up a bit like that as well towards the end ...
2nd serious one was via nzdating LOL ... that lasted 4 years
and the current one was through mutual friends - think this is the best way!
I was at a house party at the end of the night sitting on the roof smoking a j and watching the sunrise. She came up and we started having this really deep conversation about life and love and loss. Next thing you know we'd been together six months. Then I lost her. Go figure.
Sometimes the most amazing people who give you the most memorable expereinces won't be in your life forever. It's lmsot like they come into you life to touch you and help you grow and then their time with you is over.
"Don't be sad it's over, smile that it happened" - Dr Seuss
I was at a house party at the end of the night sitting on the roof smoking a j and watching the sunrise. She came up and we started having this really deep conversation about life and love and loss. Next thing you know we'd been together six months.
my first long term bf I met via the telephone - lol - my friends and I used to ring this phone line I think it was called hot gossip...
....2nd was nzdating
Suddenly your comments in that other thread all make sense.
what do you mean? Both were pretty long relationships. The first one would have probably been marriage material if I wasn't so young and commitment-phobic. We're still on friendly terms now. Incidentally at the time his best friends younger brother was the boyfriend of my best friends sister - we didn't find that out until after we started seeing each other properly. two degrees of separation. So we would have met eventually anyway.
The 2nd was a 4 year train wreck. I hold no grudges now - though I have no desire to ever cross paths with them and have a new found aversion to gingers (that one I had actually convinced myself I wanted to marry and have kids with someday) A lot of pain and heart ache later I am a million times better off.
point I'm making here - how you met the person doesn't really matter.