I blushed when a guy that I had my eye on finally met me and asked if I had a boyfriend in the space of five minutes.
Postscript: We dated, between continents at times, for four years, and are still friends to this day.
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I was Charlie Brown and she was the Little Redhead Girl on the side of the football field.
Postscript: We were too young, and the relationship never matured — another thing in common with Charlie Brown. Oh good grief.
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On our first romantic weekend together, he could not make love with me until he told me he loved me.
Postscript: We’re now engaged to be married on November 11, 2011.
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I laughed out loud and realized that I had laughed out loud with her for the past six years.
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He looked in to my eyes, without blinking once, and told me how he loved me just the way I am — that I didn’t have to change. I always thought there was something wrong with me, that I had to change somehow to get a guy. But not my man. He thinks all the goofy, silly things I do like feeding the squirrels and the ducks on campus are the cutest things ever. After that, I knew I loved him.
—One Lucky Ducky
Postscript: We’ve been dating for about seven months. It’s been great and we’re super happy. We feed the squirrels together every day.
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A guy I was dating spent a sunny Saturday driving me to and from the suburbs outside of the city — a three-hour trip with traffic — so I could try out an organic mattress.
Postscript: He was a commitment-phobe so we never got to test the bed properly once it was delivered.
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A few weeks after we started dating, he “gave me a song” saying it reminded him of me. It was “Green Eyes” by Coldplay. I’d always wanted a song and I hadn’t even told him that.
Postscript: Three and a half years later, I still tear up when I hear the song. He’ll read this and call me silly and then kiss me.
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