Usually reserved at social functions, he took a chance and made his move when he spotted the most beautiful and lively woman in the room. They have been married 15 years.
Such stories boggle my mind. They seem to be something out of a fairy tale; straight out of a Disney studio. Can it truly happen just, like, that?
"How did you meet" stories are some of my favorites. Meetings are never truly magic, yet, in a strange way, they are. Right time, right place, looked in the right direction at the right time... sometimes the meeting is purely happenstance in that one person did something that they normally would not have done.
But there is more to it than just timing. There is something to be said for chemistry and a biological pull - that attraction that is without reason or explanation; it lacks definition.
Chemistry goes beyond physical attraction or sexual desire. It occurs in various types of relationships. It can be consistent or short lived, but there is something physiological about the relationship even if there is little physical contact (platonic). My former manager believed that women know, within minutes of meeting, whether they will like one another or not. It is nothing to do with the known, but seemingly about something more instinctual or primal.
Perhaps, it is that chemistry or physiological attraction that disguises itself as magic when a couple meets?
But how does the internet fit in? I recently heard that 10% of marriages in the US are the result of people meeting over the internet. 10%! Is it possible for chemistry to work via Wireless, cable, or DSL connections?
I do know a few couples who have met and married as a result of online dating services. I know lots of people who try it without success. I wonder what those successful couples will tell their children, if they have them, about how they met?
"I was in a chat room and this very attractive screen name popped into the room. I read her profile and..."
How life has changed. Regardless of the situation, the happenstance, the chat room... I love hearing the "how we met" stories. They don't always end in marriage or happily ever after, but they are stories worth hearing, worth sharing, and have effected the lives of those involved.
I would love to hear your "how we met" story... have one to share?