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Get it Together Tuesday: The Cute Meet

Romance authors know that The Cute Meet is paramount to a good start in any romance novel. It can be as simple as crashing carts in the supermarket or singing in a choir together. Some romance examples:

In Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, Kyrian wakes up handcuffed to his future wife. They’re literally shackled from the start.

In Lisa Kleypas’ “Tempt Me at Twilight, Poppy meets hotelier (and future love interest), Harry Rutledge, when her sister’s ferret escapes to his rooms. She is caught by him sneaking through to catch the critter.

In Kristan Higgin’s “All I ever Wanted,” Callie meets Ian in line at the DMV while she’s sobbing over another man. He gives her a hankerchief.

Do these fun meets happen in real life? If one believes in romance novels (I do), then yes. So, inquiring minds want to know. How did you meet your significant other (current or past- just share the best story).

Here’s Mine:  I was a freshman taking a language course in college to fulfull the requirement. There was a senior in the class who was suspiciously fluent at the language.  ( I later learned he needed to boost his GPA so he was taking the freshman level of a language he mostly spoke. Bastard)  Anyway, one night he called (at midnight) to ask for the homework assignment. I gave him the page numbers, and then he asked me out for coffee. If I had a daughter, I would tell her NEVER to agree to meet a virtual stranger for coffee at midnight, but he was charming and pursuasive, so I changed out of my PJs and we went. We ended up chatting until 3 AM at Kramerbooks & Afterwords. (If you’ve ever been to DC, you know it). He asked me out the next day and the next, and the next, and 14 years later we’re married with 2 children. (Refrain from doing the calculations on our ages, please). We still try to head to Kramerbooks on Dec 3, the anniversary of our first date.

So…tell me. How did you meet your sweetie?

There are 4 responses to “Get it Together Tuesday: The Cute Meet”

  1. Hi Lynne! Great story!

    I met my hubby in line to get our photo ID’s the first day of law school. No fireworks – I was engaged to someone else and he had a serious girlfriend. Drama came later. . . and we married two weeks after graduation.It has been 17 years and worth every bit of the drama. : )

  2. Robin,
    That does sound like a drama filled story to go from different SOs to engaged in 3 years. And…you made me recalculate…we’ve been married for 14 years, but together for 17.

  3. Ugh. I was at a bar with friends, and maybe I was imbibing a little…he was the bouncer…I cutt my head on a beer glass (don’t ask, I don’t really remember anyway), and he got me a band-aid…
    Things get even fuzzier after that, but I did get roses a couple of days later.

    What could be more romantic?

  4. This is a he says/she says story:

    He Says: We met at work on my first day as a cops reporter. He worked on the sports desk. I was wearing a short skirt. He called me wheels (in his head at least).

    She says: We met my first day at work when everyone went to the bar after the paper went to bed. He was wearing all black – in mourning after an NJ Devils loss. He said Grapes of Wrath is a great book. She said she it’s not (she, of course, is right). Sparks ensue.

    Awww, now you have me feeling all gushy. Ten hours to go before hubby (of almost 12 years) comes home for the night. Boo.

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