Clash of the Couples-how did you meet your spouse?

21 Jan

The Clash of the Couples book has been out for a bit and we’ve enjoyed every one of the hilarious stories between the couples.  Of course, it’s easy for us to say the stories were funny; we weren’t one of the couples that was caught arguing!

adam and eve on the couch

Clash of the Couples: A Humorous Collection of Completely Absurd Lovers’ Squabbles and Relationship Spats was written by a group of amazing bloggers that weren’t shy about baring it all (check out the cover) in their relationships.  Each story highlights their favorite arguments and not so loving moments while on this journey called Life.

Curiosity got the best of us and we wanted to know the opposite end of the spectrum.  How did these couples START their love affair?  From impromptu weddings to online internet love, each couple has their story and you get to hear it here first!  Stop by and visit each of the couples below and “like” them on Facebook.

How did you meet your significant other?

Andrew S. Delfino of Almost Coherent Parent: She was underfoot freshman year of college, literally: she lived in the same room on the floor right below me. I asked her out, then she canceled before we went out, saying she didn’t want a boyfriend. Actually told our mutual friend I wasn’t good looking, but she looked at me and saw being married with kids running around as we made pancakes Saturday mornings. My roommate’s strong rum and coke changed her mind about the date. Next week we expect child #4, and we make pancakes most Saturday mornings.

Crystal Ponti of MommiFried: Text messaging. Although hubby claims it was previously at a football game.

Meredith Spidel of The Mom of the Year: He told me I was typing too loudly in the college’s computer lab…back when there were such things.

Kimberly Morand of Anchor Magazine: At a co-ed volley ball game…while I was holding my then boyfriend’s hand cause I’m a giant slut like that. Damn Canadians.

Meredith Napolitano of From Meredith to Mommy: College – we lived next door!

Chris Dean of pixie.c.d.: We worked together at Applebee’s. Our first kiss was at my going away party (the first time I quit) when a friend bet him $10 he wouldn’t do it. She never paid up, but we ended up married, so it all averaged out in the end.

Linda Roy of elleroy was here: I put an ad in the local music paper looking for a lead guitar player for the band I was forming. He answered the ad, came over to audition, and joined. We’ve been married 23 years, still work together in the band, and haven’t killed each other yet.  I like to say I got a 2 for 1 on that ad: Classifieds and Personals. Schwing!

Kevin Zelenka of Double Trouble Daddy: I had a small concierge business selling show tickets, and Grand Canyon Tours. I spent a lot of time on the Trip Adviser forums, answering questions people may have had about Las Vegas, and every once in awhile messaging someone who had questions about tours directly to maybe win their business. The forum was similar to a Facebook group of today, in the sense that you start to “know” everyone who’s active in the group all the time, and we would plan little “meet-and-greets” based on when people were traveling to Vegas on vacation. I met my wife face to face at one of these meet-ups.

Sarah Cottrell of Housewife Plus: Under a kitchen table at a mutual friend’s house when we were teenagers.

Mary Widdicks of Outmanned: At a bar. His friend hit on my friend while my husband-to-be was in the bathroom so when he returned he had to come sit next to me. By the end of the night they hated each other and we didn’t want to leave!

Marie Bollman of Make Your Own Damn Dinner: We met on the first day of class our freshman year of college. My roommate and I got all gussied up and went around looking for boys in our dorm. We didn’t get far. Our first stop was at my husband’s neighbor’s room. He was studying next door, heard us, shut his book and pushed his way into the room and into my life. I thought that was confident and cute. We’ve been together ever since.

Leigh-Mary Hoffmann of Happily Ever Laughter: My husband is my best friend’s brother. I called him because he was in the beginning stage of going through a divorce. I had just gone through one. (We were both ‘the good guys’) Offered an ear. The rest is the fairytale.

Lisa Petty of Lisa R. Petty: The ex that I wrote about in the book–college. My current husband — Speed Dating.

Stacey Gustafson of Are You Kidding Me?: I met my husband at a fraternity mixer in college. We were dancing with a big group and after a few hours it was just the two of us. Destiny.

Angela Godbout of FRaPS: I met mine in middle school. I didn’t like him at all. He actually annoyed me. But somehow by high school everything I didn’t like before became something I looked forward to.

Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama: My husband and I met when we were in school at the coat check of a cheesy college bar. I was ready to leave; he was sitting there with a dopey grin on his face. Apparently, I couldn’t resist his smile for too long. He e-mailed me a photo of himself the next day, which I thought was adorably nerdy. Sold.

Jessica Azar of Herd Management: We met at a party at his parents’ house my Freshman year of college and his Junior year… a guy I graduated high school with was on my husband’s college baseball team and he took me to that party. What’s funny is that we went to different high schools in the same town, knew tons of the same people, and even went to some of the same parties and NEVER SAW EACH OTHER. Our dads were also good friends when THEY were in high school and rode to class together every morning…we grew up hearing stories about each other’s dads.

Susan A. Black of I Like That: I met my first husband at a bar in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He had eyes for my vivacious cousin and paid no attention to me. That evening, he received a refusal from her to dance with him and so turned to me. I accepted and the more we drank the better looking I must have become. He asked me for my phone number and the rest became our history.

Sarah del Rio of est. 1975: In a Marshalls. No. Really.

Nicole R. Wildhood of Naught Be All Else: Mine’s boring: church. But we were the last couple to meet and marry there as far as I know.

Angela Keck of Writer Mom’s Blog: The first time we met he came into the store where I worked. His uncle owned it and he was home from college looking for a job. I had gone to work without showering. Hair in a ponytail. No makeup. I thought ‘oh crap who is the cute guy?’ We ended up working together and I said no the first three times he asked me out because he is almost four years younger than I am. Doesn’t seem like much now but at the time I was 23 and he was 19.

Kathryn Leehane of Foxy Wine Pocket: I met Mr. Foxy when he interviewed me for a job. I got it.

Bev Feldman of Linkouture: Volunteering. We barely talked at the event but I said something that piqued his interest. I almost ruined it though before it even began!

Jodi Flaherty of The Noise of Boys: I was new to the state and co-workers set us up. I had to stalk him a bit, but then it was love at first sight.

Scott Rigdon of Three Five Zero: She was my little sister’s college roommate, and they had the same name. I used to call to check on Lil Sis and she was never there, so the phone always got handed to the same name roommate that was home. (Try to imagine a barbaric time so long ago that no one had cell phones, and roommates shared a single landline.) I began calling at times I knew Sis was in class just to talk to the roommate. She came home to visit with Sis one weekend and the rest is history.

Lydia Richmond of Cluttered Genius: On eHarmony and then our first date was at Chili’s.

Allie Burdick of VITA – Train for Life: At the gym!!

Michelle Grewe of Crumpets and Bollocks: My husband and I met at the Smoke Pit (outdoor designated smoking area) while we were both in the military. It was his first day on that base and my second week. I talked his ear off, realized he had no car, offered to drive him to get a TV, forced him to “bargain shop” every store in the area, and when we got back, it took me an hour pretending to be interested in the stars directly above his head under my moon roof to get him to kiss me. He kept going on and on about constellations… About 8 months later, I was 2 weeks from separation, and he hits me on a Friday morning, “They are going to deploy me on Sunday.” So then I was like, “Well I honestly don’t want to stay in this area waiting on a boyfriend, do you want to see if we can afford to get married?” And he was like, “Exactly what I was thinking. I don’t want to come home and see you hooked up with Sgt. [hot guy]. Let me know.” So we got married on our lunch break that day, and I was in camo and combat boots.

Amanda Mushro of Questionable Choices in Parenting: We were partners in my BFFs wedding. Since we already walked down the aisle together, it just made sense to get together.

Ginny Marie of Lemon Drop Pie: Where my mom wanted me to meet a husband: church.

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