“Too much love”

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He wrote my name and drew little hearts all over his arm like tattoos and wore them to a concert. Later he called a radio station and professed his love for me.

— Diana

Postscript: He actually became obsessed with me and I had to break up with him.

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“Sick Girl”

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I got the flu really bad and threw up all over the floor. He held my hair, wiped my tears and kissed my pukey face. Then he put me to bed and cleaned the whole thing up, including my clothes.

— Sick Girl

Postscript: Four years later he’s still taking care of me.

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“Everlasting Gobstopper”

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I was having a bad day at work and muttered “Strike that, reverse it,” from Willy Wonka. He heard me as he walked by and said “Willy Wonka is my favorite movie.”

I said “Me too.”

He said “I think I have to marry you.”

— Que Bella

Postscript: We dated for 10 years but had to end it because we were too much alike. It was like the Seinfeld episode with Jerry and Janeane Garafolo.

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“Gag reflex”

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He was a boy that played in a church band, was a year older and amazing. I’d seen him at church all the time and thought he so cute. We were miraculously in the same biology class and my heart just turned over when as we were dissecting a pig he said “Smile , it stops the gag reflex.” And then proceeded to smile . No words could be sweeter. No expression more beautiful. No sense of love has overcome me like this.


Postscript: He still doesn’t know who I am. Well, not really anyway. But he’s amazing no matter. My hope is in the idea of one day….


“Aim and fire”

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For a date, we went shooting at a range. I knew he was special because I worried about looking silly with a gun.


Postscript: We live together now and have had vague talks about getting married.


“Stephen King Tattoos”

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We met on a forum. He only said hello because my profile said I liked Stephen King and tattoos. It was a 4-hour conversation that day. We were both ending bad relationships and not looking to start a new one, especially not with 22 hours of driving time between us. So, it was e-mails, cam dates, and phone calls. Within a month, we were hooked and he wanted to see if we were as real in person as we were online. After 3 months of frequent visits, I moved to be with him. That was in 2003.

—Mrs. W.

Postscript: We married in July 2007, and things have not changed. We enjoy life together and are as into each other as we were on day 1.

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“Loch Ness Sasquatch”

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I met him at my best friend’s very first tea party about a year ago. I decided to go to the kitchen to make more tea then, out-of-the-blue, this endearing, bearded, blue-eyed gentleman with black framed glasses starts spewing fun facts about squids, the Loch Ness monster and Sasquatch. I laughed so hard my face hurt. Months later, he happened upon my workplace, we swapped numbers and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

—Smitten Kitten

Postscript: We’ve been together for almost four months. I met most of his extended family and he has met mine. We talk about the future now and most of my friends continue to tell me, “He’s the best you’ve ever had.” And I can’t really debate it, it’s true. I have never met anyone who complements me so well. He understands me and takes care of me and surprises me every day. I love him.

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