I know people also meet through friends/relatives, work, school, or common interests -- I mean, obviously people have gotten together way before the Internet was even an idea -- but if you could, be specific.
I held a chess night. These things were always stag (women have got better things to do with their time). But Lee brings this lady. They weren
t dating she just needed somewhere to be. So there was an odd number of us playing chess so it meant that one guy would sit out whilst the others played.That gave Julie someone to talk to on rotation. She was in hiding from her guy. She had asked him to get out but he was abusive. The best thing she could think of was to disappear. At that point it was 2 weeks MOI or AWOl. So the chess night ended but she stayed and talked. Boy did she talk. I said Im going to bed and she could have the sofa or join me. She choose the sofa but came to bed claiming that my clock was too loud to sleep over. She talked some more... I think it must have been over 18 hours of her talking, I swear she was talking in her sleep. We woke and she talked some more. It was afternoon by the time she ran out of breath and we made love.
That over 20 years ago. We were together for 15 of them and she is still my best friend.
I dated my ex-husband's college roommate. We met when Terry took me to a music store in Seattle where Willy worked.
"I wanted you to love me, not Terry," Willy said later. He had unrequited love me during my 15-year marriage. "I'm married," I said when Willy tried to tell me how he felt.
When I got divorced. Willy jumped. Willy and I lived together for five years after my divorce.
I tried dating online--had a few coffee dates that made me glad they didn't know my address. It didn't work for me.
I met men I had real relationships with in jury duty, in college, at work. It was always organic, just evolved. I don't care how attractive he is, I fall in love with true intelligence and kindness.