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post #16 of 33
My wife and I were both serving on the executive board of the Arizona Young Republican League... I was representing the Tucson club and she was representing one of the Phoenix clubs...

Of course it then turned out that we had both attended small colleges in Michigan during the same 4-year timespan and had very similar backgrounds and interests.

We didn't even meet until we were both 30.
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
On topic: Several married friends of mine met their SO at their friends' weddings. They're already vetted to some degree that way.
And that would be me. My best friend was a groomsmen in the wedding of a mutual friend so I traveled to the wedding with him. One of the bridesmaids kept telling me I had to meet her sister, that she would be the punchgirl at the reception. So at the reception I scoped out the punchgirl--very cute. It turns out the bridesmaid's sister, however, had been switched to cake. She was cute, too. So I married her. I remind her every now and then how cute the punchgirl was...
post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by AlanC
And that would be me. My best friend was a groomsmen in the wedding of a mutual friend so I traveled to the wedding with him. One of the bridesmaids kept telling me I had to meet her sister, that she would be the punchgirl at the reception. So at the reception I scoped out the punchgirl--very cute. It turns out the bridesmaid's sister, however, had been switched to cake. She was cute, too. So I married her. I remind her every now and then how cute the punchgirl was...

That's great I rue the fact that I really don't have friends who are going to be getting married, and hence don't have access to that route. It seems so...civilized.

Regards,
Huntsman
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Ditto,


and a ditto for me as well. we met through the salon.com personals. and it turned out we had been living a couple miles from one another.

do we get smirks or nasty comments--I don't think so, but things could be happening behind my back.

AC, you're in DC right? I have always heard about the great odds in DC for straight guys but never believed it myself after having such bad luck myself with women there. Try one of the on-line dating places, or speed-dating. You'll meet tons that way. I think my problem was being outside of the city (why waste their time with me commuting when they could date someone a metro ride away).


bob
post #20 of 33
My parents bought a small clothing store from a widow in Rome, Georgia (who was not interested in trying to run the store after the death of her husband). A few months later, the widow invited them, newly moved to Rome, over for Thanksgiving dinner. They asked if they could bring their son, a highly promising and handsome young Atlanta attorney, who was planning to come visit them. She said: "Sure, and he can meet my daughter who is coming home from college". It will be 40 years this Thanksgiving.
post #21 of 33
I met my partner on holiday in Corfu.I am English,she is Dutch.We swapped addresses and wrote each other and within 6 months she had moved here to live with me...We had our first child yesterday.
post #22 of 33
Congratulations, benecios!

I met my SO at a party.

I have had mixed luck with online dating (match.com). Bars never yielded a lot of long-term prospects.

I've also had random situations - one girl I dated had a gay male friend stop me on the street to ask a question so that we could get introduced (no, I am not that good looking - don't know why/how that happened).

Physical activities/team activities are classic in DC - the dorky stuff like Kickball Leagues, etc. That is a bit post-collegiate for some, but there are a range of ages out there. A little ambient adrenaline never hurt one's chances, and there were always after-game events.
post #23 of 33
Benecios, Congratulations! What an angel!
post #24 of 33
NOLS course (Baja seakayaking)
post #25 of 33
No option for "I don't have an SO, you insensitive clod"?
post #26 of 33
Third year Russian class at UC Berkeley in 1983. She worked at Cafe Roma, smoked clove cigarettes, and (being a Texan) was prone to mini-skirts, cowboy boots, and her grandfather's cast-off cashmere coats. I spent my life in the library, perfecting the finer points of Russian grammar and poring over the daily regional NSA reports for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, buttoned-down and bow-tied, wrapped up in my Brooksgate blue blazer. While I was always punctual, she would invariably come waltzing in late, clutching an enormous leather handbag. I'm sure we both perceived each other as faintly ridiculous.
We're not much like that anymore.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by Alter
Benecios,

Congratulations! What an angel!

Thank you for your kind words,we are very happy with him.
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by romafan
NOLS course (Baja seakayaking)
Awesome. Thought about instructing for them or OB, but the whole Army thing kind of got in the way...
post #29 of 33
I'm the married friend all my single friends complain to about the dating scene: here's my compiled advice:

- The opera on a weekend night in the less expensive seats (older, married people in the good seats). Opera is better than the symphony for some reason. If you find a good group of women there, subscribe the the series so you're there repeatedly.
- Wine tasting seminar/cooking class type of thing.
- Get a friend to invite you to meet his other friends, the ones outside of your normal circle. Especially someone who works on the Hill and can put you in touch with all the single ladies therein.
- The King of all advice: take a night class in a masters in education program. "I find the law so confrontational, I just want to do something where I can help people."
post #30 of 33
I met my SO at a party. Standard deal pretty much.
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