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Gimme Hope: Where did you meet your DP and what were your first words...

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NewYeah Fri 03-Jan-14 23:58:27

Been Single a while now and getting fidgety.

Would be good to meet someone nice soon so, gimme hope, where did you meet your DP and what were your first words to each other?

I'll start, met my last ex at our local pub and our first words were: 'Hi' wine

SeaDevilscanPlay Sat 04-Jan-14 11:13:32

At the BT callcentre where I worked and he had just started. So my first line was 'Good Morning, Welcome to BT'.

Hassled Sat 04-Jan-14 11:11:34

He came for a job interview, and I instantly dismissed him as a bit of a wanker.

KatieScarlett2833 Sat 04-Jan-14 11:11:27

Love the Pringles story smile

Showy Sat 04-Jan-14 11:09:09

At college. My friend (male) was trying to get Pringles out of a tube and dropping them everywhere. I sighed and jokingly declared that I would marry the first man I met who could fit his whole hand in a Pringles tube. A 17yo boy I didn't know leapt up, grabbed the tube, shoved his whole hand in it and grinned triumphantly. Then blushed. And sat down again mumbling that he was a fool while still blushing furiously. Fifteen years later, we are married with two DC and he still can't believe he was that bold. He is v shy.

Ilikevino Sat 04-Jan-14 11:07:18

In a chat room a looooong time ago, first words were from him asking what lol meant!! smile smile

MisguidedAngel Sat 04-Jan-14 11:04:31

Met my current OP when I responded to his ad in the free paper (way before internet dating) so our first words were probably "are you MisguidedAngel - yes". Then there were an awful lot of words from him, selling himself, and me thinking, in the words of a much later song, "that don't impress me much"). But I did quite fancy him and when he showed me his picturesque shack on the beach, and his boat .... 20 years later and here we are, on another boat.

Secretlypregnant Sat 04-Jan-14 11:01:14

The cottage opposite mine.

"Hi, I live across the road and I think you've taken in a parcel?"


KatieScarlett2833 Sat 04-Jan-14 11:00:38

At a 21st birthday party.
He sat down next to me and said "Hello, you must be KatieScarlett"

I was one half of a mystery blind date. BF had raved about me to her boss, engineered my attendance at event, told him I was coming and told me nothing. smile

angel1976 Sat 04-Jan-14 10:56:06

Met my current DH at work as in he works in the office downstairs and he was my 'mail boy' I.e my company was too cheap to pay for a postman to come in to collect our franked mail so we brought our mail down to him...

I also often went to borrow things off him as we were new to the building and trying to set up the office from an empty shell. He had this rather cool wallet thing that had a billion tools in them which I often borrowed. One day I called him with the intention of borrowing a screwdriver and asked him on the phone rather innocently, "Can I borrow your massive toolbox?" shock

I couldn't stopped the giggles then and he said he had to ask me out then as he always liked me but had no indication I liked him before then... I maintain till today I had zero interest in him, it was just a massive slip of tongue!

redundantandbitter Sat 04-Jan-14 10:20:23

My lovely older brother got dumped so we went out for a drink (I'm 6 yrs younger and was a useful source of attractive ladies- he snogged a lot of my friends).

We met a mate of mine that had recently come back from a year in Oz. she wS with a very new boyfriend. We all sat chatting.

In the toilets she confessed she fancied my
Bro and I said I liked her man so we agreed to swap!

She went out with my bro and I chased and hung around the other bloke for a year. Eventually he crumbled. Together 17 yes but should have realised that his half hearted approach to relationships wouldn't improve. He's married to a work colleague now. Phew. 2 GORGEOUS DDs though.

Purplehonesty Sat 04-Jan-14 08:34:06

At work, on a Uni holidays I was working as a receptionist.
I had to tannoy him so it went something like this

Mrpurplehonesty telephone please, mrpurplehonesty, telephone!

He walked past me as I was using the pa system and raised one eyebrow and I sniggered down the line so about 200 people heard me and I had to turn it into a cough!

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Sat 04-Jan-14 08:18:17

<new resolutions to add to list now include going to more job interviews, go to starbucks, travel more, don't dismiss guys if they comment on my arse size...)

Sammie101 Sat 04-Jan-14 07:45:34

At a friends how party. I shan't repeat what first said to him because it was extremely offensive and fuelled by alcohol and work related rage! Really, it's a miracle he's still with me, any normal person would have glared at me and walked away shock

TobyLerone Sat 04-Jan-14 07:06:33


He approached me and said "those shoes are FABULOUS!"

I thanked him and asked him if he wanted to share my table. Turns out, he wasn't gay like I'd first assumed grin

ForTheLoveOfSocks Sat 04-Jan-14 06:55:50

At work. Him and his manager interviewed me for my job. Looking back he didn't say much during the interview. I thought he was a bit gormless grin. Although he loves telling people how we met smile

patienceisvirtuous Sat 04-Jan-14 05:28:25

In a bar. I said 'you look like Elijah Wood'. (He does, but taller and way more handsome grin )

FlankShaftMcWap Sat 04-Jan-14 04:31:07

In a car park on the sea front, my friend shoved me into his car as I was a bit of a third wheel to her and her bf. He looked shocked, then interested, then suspicious. "How old are you?" were his first words smile I was 16, he was 18 and the first thing I noticed were his hands. 14 years and 5 DC later I still adore his hands!

MumofWombat Sat 04-Jan-14 04:18:08

On a train on the way to Warwick. I said "is it ok to sit here?".

Who knew this would be the start of a move half way around the world and two of the most gorgeous and amazing kids you could ever meet?!!

PassAFist Sat 04-Jan-14 02:15:18

At work. His company came to move our workspace. Can't remember the first words, probably something earth-shattering like Hi.

PortofinoRevisited Sat 04-Jan-14 02:13:17

My DH said - Lose some weight off your arse Porto and I will take you out shock I told him to fuck off. He matured somewhat. We got together a long time later. It still makes me chuckle a bit. My arse only ever got larger.....

PixieBumbles Sat 04-Jan-14 02:12:08

Download Festival. Somewhere in the middle of the campsite. We were introduced by a mutual friend so I think our first words were probably something along the lines of "hi nice to meet you"

YouLoveItDoreen Sat 04-Jan-14 02:10:17

At work, waitress and bartender so probably me asking for a drinks order. I would constantly get him to walk away, so that I could see his bottom. It is still a thing of beauty.

TheMagicToyshop Sat 04-Jan-14 02:04:56

Work drinks, and I think we bitched about the hot-desk type office we had both been given access to that no one used because it was cold and the wifi was crap.
If anyone's writing a mills and boon / rom-com do feel free to steal this story.

theoldtrout01876 Sat 04-Jan-14 01:33:40

yahoo chatroom ( way back in he day ) grin

first words You cunt you refused to add me grin ( after I turned down a request from a very dodgy sounding nic name that wasnt the one he was using that day )

bragmatic Sat 04-Jan-14 00:09:55

Pub. Hi.

It was written in the stars.

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