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How did you meet your DP/ DH?

(80 Posts)
HeckyWithTheGoodBear Sun 30-Oct-16 18:34:08

I'm too scared for online dating. But I don't go out much - there's work, and uni.. but everyone at uni is very young and carefree and I only work a shift or two every couple of weeks so not much chance of love blossoming there.

So I wanted to hear your stories! Where/ how did you meet your significant other?

60sname Sun 30-Oct-16 18:38:52

Online! Give it a go grin

donajimena Sun 30-Oct-16 18:43:45

Online. Wouldn't have happened organically. I don't go anywhere!
I do go out with friends but its always prearranged so never off the cuff and I don't talk to men if I'm out with friends.
I'm self employed and work alone so no chance in work either. We've been together around 20 months.

CharminglyGawky Sun 30-Oct-16 18:43:55

Moved into a shared house and he was already there!

Myusernameismyusername Sun 30-Oct-16 18:44:17

it is early days for me but online.

offside Sun 30-Oct-16 18:44:23

At the pub blush

pugsake Sun 30-Oct-16 18:45:41

Phyciatric hospital.

Probably's not recommended grin

Summerdays2014 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:45:58

Online. I thought it would never work... Now married with a 9 month old.

SaltyRock Sun 30-Oct-16 18:49:19

Online with both my exes. One I met on mums net. :D

CthulhuInDisguise Sun 30-Oct-16 18:51:17

I worked behind the bar in a club where he was on the committee. Although we had actually worked at the same company two years before but didn't register each other.

smEGGtoplasm Sun 30-Oct-16 18:52:52

I met him at a pub. Hadn't been single for very long and was more bothered about leaving my children with my mum for the night. I was with a friend who said we'd take a detour, then I ended up gatecrashing someones (who I didn't know) birthday. Felt like a total idiot so I sat in a smoking area having a quiet fag to myself. He staggered over and asked me for a lighter. I saved him from falling down the steps. He said he knew from the second he saw me but I thought he was a bit of an arse actually grin

I really shouldn't have been there (and I certainly wasn't welcome, the girl whose birthday it was, was very miffed!) and when we turned up I almost got back into the cab. I don't know what made me stay.

GiGiraffe Sun 30-Oct-16 18:52:59

Late night bar - both a bit blathered

WorriedWife2016 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:54:24

In a pub Christmas Eve 25 yrs ago, just getting divorced so not the best advert

SciFiFan2015 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:54:50

Blind date! 12 years Plus of marriage and 2 DC. We annoy each other, love each other too.

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Sun 30-Oct-16 18:56:16

On our friends roof deck over looking the lake of Zurich, wasn't quite as romantic as it sounds as he'd left his wife about a month before so was a bit of a wreck, and I was totally hammered!!

elQuintoConyo Sun 30-Oct-16 18:57:34

At work. In Sicily grin

onthemetro Sun 30-Oct-16 19:01:30

On Twitter, 8 years ago. We used to spend our lives on there, 300 miles apart, tweeting whatever came to mind to each other and now neither of us use it because we talk all our shit to each other in real life grin

I think online dating can be so daunting because you're really putting yourself out there for judgement...but if you take it easy with no expectations it might work for you, so many people I know met their OH on a dating site!

Titstingle Sun 30-Oct-16 19:02:59

He stood across the road from me dressed as Robin Hood and said his mum said he could come over and play if my mum said it was ok. this was in 1986

We were best friends from then got together 1996 and got married this year.

Madinche1sea Sun 30-Oct-16 19:06:43

In a random bar when I was 25. Just saw him and that was it. He says it was the same for him. I'd nearly stayed in that night as well, but a friend had dragged me out. We got married 6 months later and it was all a bit of a whirlwind tbh. Now in our early 40s with 4 kids and he's still the love of my life. So you never know your minute!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sun 30-Oct-16 19:08:07

At uni. I was a first year and he was a third year but we were both in the same sports club. He called dibs when I first joined but I didn't find this out until after we got together. God he was an arrogant arse! grin

Now we're engaged and have a DD.

DrDreReturns Sun 30-Oct-16 19:09:17

At University (I was doing an ill fated PGCE). DW was in the flat above me grin

Montane50 Sun 30-Oct-16 19:09:52

Online, he'd logged on to delete his account in despair, id logged on and decided to bite the bullet and click like on his profile.
3 1/2 years, family dramas, including death, missing kids, and a marriage (my dd), and we're what we were always looking for: Team montane 50, i have his back, and he has mine.

Timeandtune Sun 30-Oct-16 19:10:03

Office Christmas party. December 1980.

PattyPenguin Sun 30-Oct-16 19:12:50

Through a hobby. Having a common interest always helps (as does the drinking associated with some hobbies, I have to say).

Goingtobeawesome Sun 30-Oct-16 19:13:14

I'm old. A pen pal club grin.

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