Mine was alone in an open room at high school mooning over a girl he’d asked to a dance but she wasn’t interested. (Later she came out as a lesbian, explaining how she could possibly be immune to DH’s considerable charms.) I had a conversation with him and wished him best of luck. I thought he was kind of goofy then (and I was dating someone else). I didn’t see him again until months later when his friend was throwing me a 16th birthday party.
Then his friend kept inviting us to regular group activities. Then the other members of the group would have something else to do and it was just me and DH. He talked about role playing games as if they’d been actual conquests and I thought he was entertaining but a huge nerd. Somewhere along the way I dumped my then-boyfriend after having a great weekend when then-boyfriend was gone for pre-frosh weekend at Caltech. Then DH kissed my hand one day and I realized he was a guy and attractive and fun to be around and I fell in love right then and there. It took some time for DH to feel the same way, though I’d had no idea he didn’t right away. He says now that he was an idiot who didn’t think any girl would ever like him, but I dunno.
We got in trouble a lot for making out. They even contacted our parents once.
We decided to take a break for college, because we’d seen so many couples torn apart by the stress of trying to stay together. We went to different schools. I dated a series of losers. He didn’t date anyone (despite lots of attractive women passing by saying, “Hiiiiiiii DeeeeAiiiich” whenever I visited… he’d say, “Oh, I helped her with a computer program… not sure what her name is.”). We decided we were meant for each other junior year and got engaged senior year. Got married right out of college and never looked back. Best thing that has ever happened to me.
How did you meet yours?