Guys have a lot of pressure these days for starting up conversation in a unique and exciting way – I’ve gotta say, I honestly feel for them.
These stories tell of these heroes and how they ended up succeeding in their quests!
- “This guy friend of mine had been kind enough to lend his internet router to me and my two roommates since we didn’t have one in our apartment. I thought the gesture was nice, and I also thought he was pretty cute (but he was never going to know that).One day he came by and asked for the router back, but he also had a brand new one for us! After he left, my roommate and I couldn’t find the network that matched (there were about 20 networks listed since it was a large apartment complex). As I’m scrolling through the list of networks my eyes come across one that says ‘Rachel, go on a date with me? – Jo’ (I’m Rachel, he’s Jo). My heart suddenly went through the roof with excitement! I of course told him yes!His creative method must’ve worked. We’ve been married for two and a half years.”
- At my best friend’s wedding I was that loner eating all the cake. This attractive stranger came up to me, and said ‘Weddings are pretty strange, eh?’ I replied ‘how come?’ His answer was ‘well, when you find yourself a girl at your brother’s wedding, how do you ask her out without stealing the show?’ I though for a minute, than told him, ‘Try giving her a piece of cake and a message. She’ll like that.’About an hour later, I went back to my seat to read before dancing started, and I found a piece of cake with a note that read ‘Hope I stole your heart instead of the show.’We’re currently married.”
- “This past Fall, I was away for a long weekend visiting a friend, and the girl I had been seeing was scheduled to pick me up at the airport when I got home. I texted her that I had landed, and she said she was outside waiting for me.When I walked out, she was standing by her car, fresh picked wildflowers in her hand, and one of those airport pick-up signs that said ‘Girlfriend?’ I’m glad to say we are still going strong!”
- “I am in marching band at my college, and not even a week after my boyfriend and I started talking, he came to watch the band perform. Later on while we were sorting my music he offhandedly said, ‘The band stole my thunder tonight!’ I said, “how’s that?” He replied, ‘Well they played ‘Hey Baby!’ and that was the song I was gonna use to ask you to be my girlfriend.He sat me down and sang me the shakiest version of ‘Hey Baby’ ever. It was so sweet. Now whenever we play that song in marching band, I always have an awesome memory!”
- “My boyfriend and I started off very flirty and shy, our time between friendship and relationship was short. I noticed a couple of days before he asked, he was carrying was seemed to be a small rock, and I thought it was just something to occupy him with his ADHD. A couple days later he handed me the rock, which was actually a purple geode he carved into the shape of a heart. I still have it.”
- “I was seeing someone for about a month in tenth grade, and it was almost Valentine’s Day. Neither of us were free, I had a game and he had to work, but he asked me to stop by on my way home. That day, I went to see him and he gave me a card and a coffee, which had a sleeve on it that had ‘roll me’ written on it. I rolled up the rim on the coffee and it said ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ The card had all the reasons he liked me.”
- “When we were in high school, my boyfriend (who was then just the best friend I was silently crushing on) would walk me home after school. We had this running joke where we’d guess what animals were saying to each other.One particular day two ducks floated past on our walk, so I asked what he thought they were saying like usual. He said the male duck was struggling to find a way to tell the female what he was feeling and still make her laugh. He then turned to me and said with the straightest face possible, ‘So, will you join me in this teenage bonding thing otherwise known as dating?’ It took us awhile to stop laughing but I finally said of course, and I swear those ducks stuck around to hear my answer.Years later and we’re living in separate states, but I still text him photos of animals and ask him what they’re saying to each other.”