She (raging extrovert) was one person over from me and I (raging introvert) couldn’t take my eyes off of her.
Got the nerve up to ask for her number. We married 6 months later. That was 29 years ago next week.”
“My now wife had lived next door to me and came over to ask for some sugar for baking. We had never met before that, she only knew the house next door was single guys renting. I gave her some sugar and the next day she left a cheesecake at my doorstep as a thanks. I had to return the Tupperware. I later found out she had lots of sugar in the house.”
14. I said a prayer to God.
“Back in high school, we both worked in the library. I had a lot of tough classes and did research at the local university so I did not have any free time that semester. I was so overwhelmed that I prayed something along the lines of “God, I have so much to do and no time to pursue a relationship; if there’s someone I am supposed to be with, then just make it obvious like have her tackle me or something.”
So first day back from winter break, I am shelving media in the library and I glance up and see my coworker at the door. I wave and go back to shelving and then wham!, I’m on the floor looking up at her laughing face. She apparently thought it would be funny to tackle hug me while I was obliviously putting stuff away. Later found out that she’d broken up with her boyfriend over the break, we started hanging out more, and eventually started dating.
15. She messaged me first.
“I met my girlfriend (now wife) on a dating website. She messaged me first. I had a pretty detailed profile, but she says the two things that stood out to her were 1) I had attractive pictures and 2) I described my ideal woman, not a “girl” or a “female”
We talked online a bit before we met up. Had a great conversation over sushi, and the rest is history. I had never had a long-term relationship before, but this really was meant to be. She’s my best friend, and a wonderful person.”
16. I would wander around grocery stores because it helped me be less lonely.
“Not a dude, but DEFINITELY an introvert. Basically, I was living alone, never saw roommates, work was my only hobby. Was severely bulimic and severely depressed.
After work I would wander around grocery stores because it helped me be less lonely, and also I could decide gay tinder hookups which foods to binge/purge. Pretty pathetic. After a while of visiting one store in particular a dozen times over, one of the night cashiers began to recognize me–first by my work shirt, then by my face. After a few encounters he could remember my name. Then we began to talk, found out we are both computer/math/science nerds. Then we would go to the gym after he got off. I broke up with my at the time boyfriend (the relationship was dying anyways) and within a week we went to seeing each other every day, and texting when we couldn’t be together. It has been over 6 months, he moved into my place, and ever since we started seeing each other we have never gone more than 18 hours apart. As an introvert I’m always sick of people, always get tired of a person I spend time with, but with him, I never want to be away from him.”