People Share Their Best 'I'm Going To Marry That Person' Experiences

People Share Their Best 'I'm Going To Marry That Person' Experiences
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Sometimes you just know.

You know those stories of love at first sight? Those happen. Other times, people go out on a few dates with someone and realize at some point that they're going to spend the rest of their lives with that person.

Romantic, right? Many of us wish we could be so lucky!

After Redditor PNWNative1992 asked the online community, "What was your 'I'm gonna marry this girl/guy' moment?" people shared some of their stories and we have to admit that our cold, dead hearts can barely stand it! It's so beautiful!

"I slipped..."

I was in a terrible accident at work. I slipped while carrying hot fryer oil. I burned both of my legs and my foot pretty severely when the oil had filled my boot. I was taken to the hospital.

Cell phones were a new thing and both me and my girlfriend, that I had just moved in with, had one. My phone had gotten destroyed so I didn't have her number, the only number I could remember was my mom's. They called my mom and I told her she needed to go tell my girlfriend what had happened.

The resulting burns required skin grafts and a lengthy hospital stay. My girlfriend came and sat by my bedside every night after work. She advocated for me when I was looped out of my mind on painkillers. She was next to me when I rehabilitated and struggled to walk again.

She has always been very squeamish about blood and injuries. She freaked out when I would show her cuts and other injuries I would get while working.

After three weeks in the hospital, with bandage changes daily, I was told that I could go home but only if I could change my own bandages. It was hard to bend and I knew that I wouldn't be able to. My girlfriend grabbed some latex gloves, put them on and told the nurse to show her what to do.

I remember thinking right then and there that this was the person I wanted in my corner for the rest of my life.


"I was having the worst day ever..."

When my girlfriend came to my room (we live on campus, she came to my dorm room) and just gave me a hug.

I was having the worst day ever, had finals coming up, problems with friends, got fired from my job on campus, but I didn't tell her any of it.

She just showed up, gave me a long, comfy hug, kissed my forehead and told me she loved me. Any anxiety over finals or sadness from previous things I mentioned melted away. Immediately.


"I had that moment..."

I had that moment when she went to pour us some coffee, and put back the mug she had chosen for me and took out my favourite mug instead.

Something so small, but she paid attention to the mug I always used and then chose to bring that one to me I felt all the love I had already been feeling inside. We are married 3 years now.


"The first time I went to the movies..."

When I was a teenager, I worked at a movie theater concession stand. On breaks, we were allowed to have some free popcorn. After a while, plain ol' popcorn can get pretty boring, so I started dipping it in nacho cheese. It's absolutely delicious. Even as an adult, I would always purchase a side of nacho cheese for my popcorn anytime I went to the movies.

The first time I went to the movies with my wife, she ordered a side of nacho cheese for our popcorn. I'd never met another person in my life that did that. I knew right then that she was special.

Three years later, we served popcorn with nacho cheese during the cocktail hour at our wedding.

And yes, I know that mine is pretty cheesy.


"He never sings..."

I was sick laying in a hotel bed with barely any energy and he turns on American jazz music. He begins singing and dancing around the room to help bring me joy.

He never sings and he hates dancing. His first language isn't English, he didn't grow up in the U.S., nor does he live there, we're both relatively young late 20s/early 30s. We also live, separately, on two different continents.

I immediately pictured him doing this in our future house while ironing on the weekend preparing for the work week and thought to myself, this could be fun.


"I always had trouble..."

This is going to sound super cliché but here goes.

I always had trouble finding girls who would like to date me. Had quite a few girls who were friends but none wanted to take it that step further. I was very shy and awkward around girls. Well I dated a bit but nothing too long term. My longest relationship was 3 weeks... Sad I know... I was also super cynical and was getting to the opinion that love didn't exist and I'd never find anyone who would even look at me twice.

Well one of my girlfriend's knew a girl who was recently single. She was my age and lived about 45 minutes away from me. She sent me her number and said "go for it."

The first time I called her I was pacing around outside a friend's house in a cold sweat. When she answered the phone, I completely fluffed my carefully rehearsed lines and actually asked her if I could start again. She said OK and I took a deep breath and started again.

We met up at a little coffee shop in a mall near her house at about 5pm. By 11:30 we had to say goodbye because we had been talking while they were packing the tables and chairs away.

Walking to my car after saying goodbye was the moment I knew, I HAD to marry this girl!

We celebrate our 7th anniversary early next year and have two boys who are the absolute light of our lives.


"Her saying that..."

We were lying in bed together and by that point in our relationship it was already pretty obvious that we were going to be getting married eventually. We were together for six years and I had been away for almost 18 months in Iraq with the US Army. Eventually we talked about marriage and I told her that if we got married I probably wouldn't be able to afford a fancy wedding or anything. She turned on her elbow and looked at me and laughed and said, and I quote, "A big wedding is an American girls dream. I'm a small town Russian girl. We get married in a courthouse."

Her saying that eliminated ay tiny lingering doubt I had in my mind. We ended up getting married in our city's courthouse a month later. Her mom and the judge's secretary were witnesses. Later that afternoon we took her mom and my dad out for lunch at my wife's favorite restaurant. We've been married for about 14 years now. And while we struggled financially a little bit because of schooling and having a baby before I was able to find post-military/post-college permanent work (I worked a lot of contract jobs after graduating college) we eventually got to a point where the only thing we owe anything on is the house. No student loans, no car payments, no credit card debts....nothing that can't be paid off with one of our paychecks. Small town Russian girls are no joke when it comes to figuring out finances.


"I'm a lucky guy."

I saw her at a party, didn't know anything about her. Saw a cute girl in a long colorful skirt with curly hair swaying as she walked towards her car. There were a hundred people there but I didn't notice any of them.

I got her number from a friend who worked with her. I'm pretty socially awkward, don't like talking on the phone and a little deaf. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and called her. My friend had told her about me. She knew of me but only what our friend had told her, which wasn't very flattering.

We talked for 6 hours on the phone, she hinted at meeting up, I was oblivious. She had to come right out and say let's meet up. We met at a gas station near by and talked the rest of the night away.

We've been together 22.5 years, have 3 kids and I have a career I'd never have pursued without her. I knew she was special from the minute I laid eyes on her. She is the smartest, prettiest, most hard working woman I've ever met and with all my flaws she still loves me. I'm a lucky guy.


"I volunteer at a railroad museum..."

I volunteer at a railroad museum as an engineer. I brought my girlfriend along for a ride and let her take the throttle for a few minutes.

When you come to a railroad crossing, there's a proscribed whistle signal (long-long-short-long) you're supposed to blow. Without my prompting she grabbed the cord and signalled.

Without thinking I blurted out "I love you."


"My husband and I got together..."

My husband and I got together when we was 16. When we first started dating he asked me to come to his room since we was teenagers I thought he wanted to do something sexual but instead he showed me the game trailers to skyrim and from that moment on I knew I wanted to spend my life with him.


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