You never know when you'll bump into love.
Whether you met on Tinder or you met waiting in line for your white chocolate mocha, when you laid eyes on each other you knew from that very moment that you had hit a home run. They say, 'love is blind' but your eyes were wide open when it came to creating a match made in heaven -- or Starbucks.
At the end of the day, it's not about where you met or how you met, but how you're making it work -- although we all enjoy a good, sappy story about first encounters. If you happen to be a sap who enjoys 'how we met' stories as much as the next person, keep scrolling and prepare to get emotional while reading stories from real people as told by Cosmopolitan.
"I had volunteered to host a bonfire for the neighborhood, but it rained that day and so I canceled it. No one told my neighbor's friend Kyle that it was canceled and he showed up on my doorstep with a 12-pack of beer. I had only met him on a few occasions after a recent breakup, but we decided to have drinks together anyway. We've been dating ever since." —Jess, 36
"I met my fiancé on a Saturday night about five years ago when the most beautiful man I'd ever seen walked into the restaurant I was working in. He was with his best friend and they didn't have a dinner reservation and it was the busiest time of night at one of the city's busiest restaurants, but I sat them right away regardless. After that, I headed back to the hostess stand and immediately started gushing about how beautiful that man was. Not even two minutes later, the phone at the hostess stand rang and it was him. I looked over to see him across the restaurant with his phone to his ear, and I heard him say, 'It's Jeff. Let me take you out tonight to thank you for seating us so quickly.' The rest is history." —Liz, 24
"Anthony and I met at our 10-year high school reunion at a bar. There were only 14 people who showed up to the reunion, so it gave us an opportunity to talk with people we never interacted with in school. To this day, we don't think we ever spoke one word to each other during four years of high school, but we have certainly made up for it since. We've been together for 5.5 years now." —Jessica, 33
"We met at the airport when I was wearing no makeup (I usually never leave the house without it), old workout pants, and scruffy sneakers. We first met at airport security, exchanged a few words and had some fun banter, and then said a polite good-bye. Nearly two hours later, when he saw me again at my gate getting ready to board, he approached me again. I found out months later that he missed his flight by coming over to talk to me a second time and get my number. We've been together for a year now and he always says that choosing to miss his flight to talk to me was the best decision he's made in his life." —Jessica, 29
"My boyfriend works with my mom and for three years, she would tell each of us stories about the other in an attempt to set us up. He's five years older than me though, so I never thought he'd go for me, plus we were living in different states. After a blind date this summer, I was walking back to my car, and he literally ran into me on the street. It was total serendipity. We've been dating for about five months now, so thanks, Mom!" —Kelly, 21
You could literally meet the love of your life at anytime.
These confessions are proof.
How did you and yours meet?