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“Wine & Nirvana”

best of sweet

After being friends for two years, he was there for me through a ridiculous break-up. I stayed with him for a couple days after that. One night not long afterward, we were listening to Nirvana, singing along and drinking red wine. Mid-song, he leaned down and kissed me.

—Button

Postscript: It’s been almost a year since then, we’re living together, just bought a car together and I’ve never been happier!

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“MySpace”

best of strange

I was on MySpace looking for a friend of mine. I typed in his name and a bunch of people with the same name came up…of course. The picture on his MySpace looked a lot like it could possibly be my friend so I messaged him. Later that evening I received an email from him letting me know that he wasn’t the guy I was looking for. I replied back with an apology. So he messaged back asking me questions about myself and thought I was beautiful. So we wrote back and forth for a few days then we decided to exchange numbers. After 4 long months of texting and hours of talking on the phone we decided to meet. He came over to my place to watch a movie. Things went perfect! He was so respectful! We were sitting close and as I looked over at him to make a silly face… he leaned in to kissed me… we couldn’t stop. He held me so tight… I could feel his heart beat. I pulled myself away because I knew he was leaving for a few months and I didn’t want to get hurt.

I met another man while he was gone and I messed up. Married him 1.5 days after we met. Not the smartest thing. Even though I was married, the name I met on MySpace kept in touch as friends… emailing or texting secretly. Just to see if all was well. We always had this amazing connection and no matter if I deleted him off my MySpace or changed my number… some how we always found each other. My husband and I split and the moment he heard that we both wanted back into each other lives. 3.5 yrs later we remain great friends.

Just a few days ago I got a text from him saying “The stars are finally on our side baby!” I can honestly say I stopped breathing for a minute and had to reread the text 100 times. I knew I loved him when I read it for the 100th time and I felt the same as I did reading it the 1st time. I went to see him that night . . . things changed for us. We still aren’t ready… but things are amazing how they are! It’s been the best 3.5 yrs of my life getting to know this man! If this is what True Love feels like… im the luckiest girl in the world!

—Rita

Postscript: We’ve never made love… but when we do… it will be amazing!

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“300 Miles”

best of surprising

It was love when he showed up at my door after two years together, an emotional breakup, and four months living 300 miles apart and said, “I don’t care about the distance. I just want to be with you.”

—K

Postscript: We’re back together and doing our best to maintain a long distance relationship. It’s working well so far and I’m confident that someday we will be able to live happily together.

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“As only Woody Allen could write”

best of surprising

I went to my grandmother’s funeral and did not get a call or text from my boyfriend the whole week I was gone. I did get a text from my cute coworker, who snuck into the store computer where we both worked to find my phone number. The day after I came home, my boyfriend yelled at me for not calling him and I dumped him. I spent the afternoon tickling my coworker while watching one of my favorite Woody Allen films which, to my surprise, he enjoyed.

—Caitlin

Postscript: We have only been together one year, but I know I will love him forever.

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“iTunes”

best of surprising

We were friends since elementary school, but I was always dating someone else. One day we were doing homework together at his house. I was looking through his iTunes when I realized that our playlists were nearly identical, down to a few really obscure songs.

—Laeci

Postscript: We started dating a year later, got married three years after that and have been together for five years.

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“I Could Finally Say”

best of surprising

It was love when I could finally say to myself, that I love him. I only just realized this a few minutes ago after being on the phone for hours into the wee morning. We finally said our goodnights and I felt a rush of warmth and longing for him wash over me. As I sat here reading “It was love when” I realized…it’s love. We talked about what the other thinks about as our heads hit the pillow, our eyes slowly shut, and the visions of one another are as sweet and vibrant as they are when we’re together.

—Berrymore

Postscript: He may not love me yet, but he cares about me more than he does himself. If that’s not enough to admit my love for him—even if it’s just on this website for now—one day when he can say he feels the same it will make “the juice worth the squeeze.”

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“Nighttime Visits”

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He worked the dinner shift at a restaurant near my house and he would stop by to see me every night after work. Sometimes our visits lasted merely seconds, other nights he would stay out till the sun rose. One night, he delayed the start of a weekend trip with friends in order to see me. I told him that as much as I loved his visit, he couldn’t keep his friends waiting.

“I needed to see you just before I left,” he said to me softly, “since anything else just isn’t important enough.”

—T

Postscript: That was the night I realized I loved him, but I didn’t say it till weeks later. Every day he makes me feel like I did that night, and I have never been this happy in my life. I have hope for our future together, because I know that with him life will always be beautiful.

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