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WTFiGO!?!

How did you meet your partner?

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WTFiGO!?!    1,690

I'm not a cynic in love at all; I just take pissing about more easily in my stride.  Friends with benefits and what have you.  Three of my three brothers have established significant others.

There maybe, I say maybe, somebody who maybe getting a bit too close.  We shall see.

What I never quite got is how it all actually happens.  How do partners hook up, properly, for real? 

I foresee the girlies loving this thread.  

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Septic Peg    3,570

I met mine when we worked together. One extremely drunken staff night out later (which culminated in me doing the splits and future Hubby's eyes popping out his head) and we've been together ever since. Together for 11 years and married for 10. Reproduced once and once only.

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Met at a house party in my last week at university. Had sort of arranged to meet her house mate there, but the other girl didn't show up and the rest is history.

That was 28 years ago and we got married after 10 years. No kids.

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RedM    6,542
1 hour ago, phantom said:

She was on a friends hen night - 22 years later still together

Great story, but what were you doing on a hen night!? :laugh:

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phantom    5,859
25 minutes ago, RedM said:

Great story, but what were you doing on a hen night!? :laugh:

We were in the same nightclub as they were :whistle:

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Woodsy    5,385

Work. I was still with my first wife, but I'm sure the future Mrs Woodsy caught me checking out her rack during my introductory chat with her. I can remember thinking 'if I wasn't married and she didn't talk so much she'd have a chance'....

First marriage fizzled out not long afterwards then about three years later, we were in the same place at the same time as another colleagues hen night (best way, Phants!) it happened

That was 7 years ago. Our little one is 5 tomorrow, just had our second anniversary and our second child is due in February. My two girls from my first marriage love her, couldn't have turned out better. But she still does talk a little too much most of the time :ph34r:

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Oops    323

Studio nightclub on Frogmore St, 1st March 1990. Bought her a rose and commenced my mating dance. We have 3 great kids and our eldest is expecting in January! Its our 25th wedding anniversary next September.

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Major Isewater    12,234

We met in a Taxi in Trinidad de Cuba .

The taxi driver tried to stitch me up on the price of the ride and as I walked away he shouted out ' Ok ' .

The driver proposed a share with three Frenchies and we all spent the day together at La playa Blanca ( not the taxi driver , obviously ) 

She was hot in her bikini and a lovely girl to match . 

Luckily she fell for the Isewater charm . 

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Taz    966
4 hours ago, phantom said:

We were in the same nightclub as they were :whistle:

He used to work as a stripper @RedM :whistle:

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RedM    6,542
14 minutes ago, Taz said:

He used to work as a stripper @RedM :whistle:

Thanks for confirming , I thought it was something like that.

 

 

 

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Up The City!    2,811

Well I met my future partner a couple of weeks ago (they just don't know it yet) in a bar whilst meeting up with some old Friends who now live quite a distance away from Bristol. 

They had brought their cousin down to Bristol for the weekend with them and there was an instant connection and obvious chemistry and attraction.

Shared some complimentary messages with each other but not sure how to take it further. Think the distance makes it a no go tbh.

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Major Isewater    12,234
24 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

Well I met my future partner a couple of weeks ago (they just don't know it yet) in a bar whilst meeting up with some old Friends who now live quite a distance away from Bristol. 

They had brought their cousin down to Bristol for the weekend with them and there was an instant connection and obvious chemistry and attraction.

Shared some complimentary messages with each other but not sure how to take it further. Think the distance makes it a no go tbh.

Distance is only an object if you want it to be .

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BigTone    4,326
3 hours ago, Major Isewater said:

We met in a Taxi in Trinidad de Cuba .

The taxi driver tried to stitch me up on the price of the ride and as I walked away he shouted out ' Ok ' .

The driver proposed a share with three Frenchies and we all spent the day together at La playa Blanca ( not the taxi driver , obviously ) 

She was hot in her bikini and a lovely girl to match . 

Luckily she fell for the Isewater charm . 

:flowers:

I'm guessing you had a problem with substance abuse Your Maj (aka Derien)

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22A    1,126

I was in the RAF, she was a Civil Servant in the Post Room. February 14th was coming up so I asked if she would like to go out for a drink.

One month later were engaged and on October 3rd we were married. That was in 1981 and we're still together.

Only fly in the ointment; my Father in Law was a Walsall fan. 3rd October 1981; Bristol City 0 - Walsall 1.

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BigTone    4,326
7 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

Met my Mrs at an engagement party 31 years ago, been married for 26 of them! I couldn't function without the old bat TBH! ;)

Your Mum's eldest sister always had a wet soft spot for you Son.  At least we kept it in the family. And to think your Mum's engagement to me led to all this ...... amazing !!

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BigTone    4,326
9 minutes ago, 22A said:

Only fly in the ointment;

That area of Asia was always my favourite also Biggles old chap !

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Up The City!    2,811
34 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Distance is only an object if you want it to be .

Distance doesn't bother me at all, I can see the benefits of it. Not sure of their thoughts on it though but the conversation has never really gone that far tbh.

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Red_Wizard    705
16 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

Distance doesn't bother me at all, I can see the benefits of it. Not sure of their thoughts on it though but the conversation has never really gone that far tbh.

Just keep the convo flowing, the appropriate time will come to mention the subject.

Being honest, I am useless at relationships. I have no idea how they work, I get bored easily, and always find faults. I do think they're some beings who just aren't meant to be with another human being for life.

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slartibartfast    3,701

Last dance at my firms Xmas bash at the Top Rank (yes folks, I'm THAT old). Totally pissed and was heading off to TM to catch the night train to Carlisle (we were playing them the next day).

 I fell asleep on a seat in TM and missed it !

Didn't see her for a week or so till her friend rang me at our work place to say  Chris (for that is her name) fancied me ! Arranged to go out.......... I was so trollyed at the dance I couldn't remember what she looked like but figured she must have been " half about" or I wouldn't have bothered !

 Anyhoo I remembered she had incredibly long auburn hair. 

 

That was 1973, married in 74, still together.

Odd thing was, she told me years later that when she saw me across the dance floor she thought..........." I'm going to marry that guy"   !!!

 

 

 

Strange cove, life !

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CiderHider    150
2 minutes ago, hodge said:

Tinder

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I dont know.. what if no one contacts me, I dont know if if could handle that kind of rejection. And what if i get more than one interested party? How do I let the other one down, or even choose between them?  What If I get some weird bunny boiler who starts stalking me or tries to drug me, and what if someone I know sees me and then pick on me for being on tinder?

Im getting worked up even thinking about it, God who would want to spend their life with a nutter like me anyhow, maybe I'm better off just being single, for the sake of humanity =((

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RedDave    4,239

Work night out.  The next morning I walked her to work and was still so drunk I fell over. She nearly pissed herself laughing and she's been enjoying me fall over regularly since, not drunk. 

That was ten years ago.  Married for five of them and have two little uns.  Never thought I'd get married and that life could make me this happy. 

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Up The City!    2,811
9 hours ago, CiderHider said:

Nice stories, the general theme being you need to engage with society, hmmm maybe you're all onto somthing.

I think that's it really. Never once have I gone looking for 'love' it's just about being in the right place at the right time.

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Up The City!    2,811
9 hours ago, CiderHider said:

Nice stories, the general theme being you need to engage with society, hmmm maybe you're all onto somthing.

I think that's it really. Never once have I gone looking for 'love' it's just about being in the right place at the right time.

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RedM    6,542

Most of you seem to have met people whilst drunk, I feel left out here as I met my now husband on what was I guess a very early form of social media, way back in 1983. I bet none of you can guess how we met!

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Up The City!    2,811
9 hours ago, CiderHider said:

Nice stories, the general theme being you need to engage with society, hmmm maybe you're all onto somthing.

I think that's it really. Never once have I gone looking for 'love' it's just about being in the right place at the right time.

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Juan Kerr    3,382
14 minutes ago, RedM said:

Most of you seem to have met people whilst drunk, I feel left out here as I met my now husband on what was I guess a very early form of social media, way back in 1983. I bet none of you can guess how we met!

Pen pals?

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Up The City!    2,811
13 hours ago, Red_Wizard said:

Just keep the convo flowing, the appropriate time will come to mention the subject.

Being honest, I am useless at relationships. I have no idea how they work, I get bored easily, and always find faults. I do think they're some beings who just aren't meant to be with another human being for life.

The thing is I am utterly useless at flowing convos with people who I don't really know. I sort of wait for someone to take the kead. I suppose tho if both are the same then convos never go anywhere. 

I absolutely detest sending messages to someone who I like. It's a very stressful process. Always worrying if I have sent the right thing etc. Then there is the whole do I initiate a convo or just wait.

I just remembered this subject was touched upon a while back. Basically the family is a tight knit family and they all moved out of Bristol some 15 years ago. The person who I like said they would be keen on a return to Bristol but worried about missing the family. Maybe I should ask BCFC to send me their promo video that they send to potential signings? 

I think in relationships there is always things that bug you about the other. Over time these things can get even worse. It all really depends if your prepared to live with those things or not.

 

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Woodsy    5,385
18 minutes ago, RedM said:

Most of you seem to have met people whilst drunk, I feel left out here as I met my now husband on what was I guess a very early form of social media, way back in 1983. I bet none of you can guess how we met!

Teletext

Did your eyes meet over the football news in brief page?

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Woodsy    5,385
4 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

The thing is I am utterly useless at flowing convos with people who I don't really know. I sort of wait for someone to take the kead. I suppose tho if both are the same then convos never go anywhere. 

I absolutely detest sending messages to someone who I like. It's a very stressful process. Always worrying if I have sent the right thing etc. Then there is the whole do I initiate a convo or just wait.

I just remembered this subject was touched upon a while back. Basically the family is a tight knit family and they all moved out of Bristol some 15 years ago. The person who I like said they would be keen on a return to Bristol but worried about missing the family. Maybe I should ask BCFC to send me their promo video that they send to potential signings? 

I think in relationships there is always things that bug you about the other. Over time these things can get even worse. It all really depends if your prepared to live with those things or not.

 

Just do it, mate

Better to do it and **** it right up than not do it at all and always wonder what could have happened

As for the things that may bug you, she'll have a list as well. I wouldn't worry too much about it. All part of life's rich tapestry

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Juan Kerr    3,382
7 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

The thing is I am utterly useless at flowing convos with people who I don't really know. I sort of wait for someone to take the kead. I suppose tho if both are the same then convos never go anywhere. 

I absolutely detest sending messages to someone who I like. It's a very stressful process. Always worrying if I have sent the right thing etc. Then there is the whole do I initiate a convo or just wait.

I just remembered this subject was touched upon a while back. Basically the family is a tight knit family and they all moved out of Bristol some 15 years ago. The person who I like said they would be keen on a return to Bristol but worried about missing the family. Maybe I should ask BCFC to send me their promo video that they send to potential signings? 

I think in relationships there is always things that bug you about the other. Over time these things can get even worse. It all really depends if your prepared to live with those things or not.

 

But if you never ask, you will never know. You may be pleasantly surprised.

(Best thing about getting older....I don`t really give a flying **** anymore.)

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Dollymarie    7,812
9 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

The thing is I am utterly useless at flowing convos with people who I don't really know. I sort of wait for someone to take the kead. I suppose tho if both are the same then convos never go anywhere. 

I absolutely detest sending messages to someone who I like. It's a very stressful process. Always worrying if I have sent the right thing etc. Then there is the whole do I initiate a convo or just wait.

I just remembered this subject was touched upon a while back. Basically the family is a tight knit family and they all moved out of Bristol some 15 years ago. The person who I like said they would be keen on a return to Bristol but worried about missing the family. Maybe I should ask BCFC to send me their promo video that they send to potential signings? 

I think in relationships there is always things that bug you about the other. Over time these things can get even worse. It all really depends if your prepared to live with those things or not.

 

Pick up the phone and chat to her then? Ask her how her day was, tell her about yours. Just get to know her. Only then can you decide if it's worth putting in more effort. 

Suggest meeting up at some point as you can only really get to know someone by interacting with them, be that on the phone/text or in person.

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RedM    6,542

@Juan Kerr cute but not right, @WoodsyI wish that had happened. My meeting sounds really naff when I think about it, but it was very much 'of the time' so it wasn't at all strange back then. I'll have a little think then maybe pluck up the courage to share if you promise not to laugh :blush:.

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22A    1,126

After nearly forty years together, I tell young people that if they are thinking of marrying or just living together it is not enough to love the other person so much you want to spend the rest of your life with them. 

Instead you have to love the other person so much, you are prepared to put up with them for the rest of your life.

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Juan Kerr    3,382
6 minutes ago, RedM said:

@Juan Kerr cute but not right, @WoodsyI wish that had happened. My meeting sounds really naff when I think about it, but it was very much 'of the time' so it wasn't at all strange back then. I'll have a little think then maybe pluck up the courage to share if you promise not to laugh :blush:.

A swingers party....keys in the pot?

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