“My forgetfulness brought us together”


We were both rigging our sails at the lake to go sail boarding. I forgot my boom at home. I asked him if he would keep an eye on my stuff while I ran back for it. When I returned an hour later, there he sat, watching my stuff like a hawk.

– Cherie

Postscript: We married, and a few years later, we were still windsurfing together even as I was pregnant with kid number 3.

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“It was a simple equation”


It was in junior year pre-calculus class. He was sick for two weeks, and I agreed to tutor him before the test. Turns out he’s a math genius…He aced the test and winked at me showing his score. He’s been my tutor ever since.


Postscript: We have been dating for almost 4 years now.

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“He had me with one kiss”


Our first kiss was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The way he kissed me was completely different from any kiss I had ever had before.   I kept catching my mind thinking “‘wow.” I was surprised  how shockingly amazing one kiss could be. I knew that if I were never to kiss another man again, I would not be disappointed.


Postscript: Since that kiss we’ve been together 9 months.

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“Conversations and cappuccinos”

surprising sweet

Morning coffee runs were our thing. We had different friends and were dating other people, but a few mornings a week he’d pick me up and we’d drink coffee and talk about books. I fell in love with his mind. One morning I got a text from my boyfriend and my heart sank when I saw it wasn’t from the friend; that’s when I knew I’d fallen for the rest of him too.


Postscript: We still are not together…and I am not with the other guy either…

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“Young love”


When we were 13 he dropped me off at my house after a bike riding date.  We stood in my garage and he kissed me for the first time.  I said to him, “my parents tell me not to throw these words around in less you really mean them, but I think I am falling in love with you.”  He hopped onto his bike and pedaled as fast as he could home.


Postscript: We continued dating from that point on. We have been married 23 years.

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“A little sarcasm goes a long way”


I was working at a big advertising firm.  She came in as a  sales exec from the phone company, interviewing random employees about the new phone system.  “What kind of features would you want on your desk set?” she asked.  I was feeling a bit self-important, as ad guys do and replied,  “I want speed dial, special rings, earpiece volume control, speaker phone—.”   “You can stop right there,” she said.  “We’ve got just the set for you. It’s a couple of tin cans and a wire.”  Brilliant.


Postscript: Since our first date we haven’t been apart for a day in 25 years.

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“Prayers from the couch”


One afternoon we were lying together on his living room couch, napping side-by-side and completely at ease. In between consciousness and sleep, I prayed to God that this moment didn’t have to end; this was the happiest I had ever been in my life.


Postscript: We broke up amicably three months later after we headed off to different colleges. Three years later, we’re still keeping in touch, and he’s still one of my favorite people.

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