Love isn't easy. And finding love in the first place might be even harder. If you've been wondering how to find true love, these Redditors are sharing their stories of when they met The One. Vote up the best stories on how people found the love of their life, and learn how you might do the same.
- 119 VOTES
They Played The Long Game With An Ex's Friend
From Redditor u/giovaniofjapan:
Met someone who I knew was exactly what I wanted. Waited. Worked on me for 4 years, got to know myself better, came to a better place personally, and then made my move. I found out on our first date that the feelings were always mutual and that they had never asked me out due to respect for my ex who is a friend of theirs.
It was the long game for sure but the right one, I remember thinking I wanted to be “ready” for it if anything ever happened between us, and I don’t think we would be where we are if we had tried to date earlier. We were pretty young and still had a lot of living and learning to do. We’ve been together for 6 years now and are expecting our first baby this summer.
- 29 VOTES
They Worked On Themselves And Found Her Through Mutual Friends
From Redditor u/plasma_dan:
First I worked on myself by taking up hobbies and working out. This naturally built up my confidence.
Then I expanded my social circle by going to meet-ups. I met a couple of people who I'd consider friends.
Then I met friends of those friends. Before I knew it someone had come along who took an interest in me. We became fast friends and figured out we shared each others' values. She asked me out and we've been together for 4 years.
- 37 VOTES
They Butted Into A Stranger's Conversation
From Redditor u/WitchoftheWords:
When I was 18, I heard a guy my age talking about books with his friends at a bookstore closing (RIP Borders) and just… inserted myself into his conversation. Six months later, we were engaged. We’ve been together for ten years now and have been married for half of it.
- 415 VOTES
He Was Her Brother's Friend And A Great Dog Dad
From Redditor u/TalullahandHula33:
He was friends with my brother. He was always super nice and was such a wonderful dog dad that I knew he would be a wonderful father. We had been hooking up and his roommate ended up getting a dui and had to move back home from the college town they lived in. He needed a roommate to help pay rent so I moved in and never looked back. We’ve been together for 15 years now and he is the best husband and most amazing father to our two kids.
- 56 VOTES
They Went Out "As Friends" In Grad School
From Redditor u/mtn4444:
We met in graduate school. I wasn’t interested in a relationship and wanted to concentrate on my studies. He said we can go out as friends, right? I said I guess so... We found out we had a lot in common and had similar values and goals in life, not to mention the same career! Life has been good and I was lucky to find my best friend and soul mate. We’ve been married for over 15 years and I couldn’t imagine being with anyone else, in this lifetime or any other.
- 66 VOTES
A Craigslist Ad Actually Worked Out
From Redditor u/Anakorhil:
Craigslist. I put an ad up on the non ‘casual encounters’ page and got one response. We emailed back and forth for a couple of days and then I asked her out that weekend. We went to dinner and it lasted like 3 hours. An older couple next to us asked us how long we’d been married. We told them it was our first date and the woman said we seemed so comfortable with each other. We’ve been together 9 years and married 6.