“We still hold hands, still steal kisses at stoplights, still feel the thrill of romance ten years later.”

This is a comment by Adam and Brian B Baker on the post “She’s the One“.

Adam and Brian talk about how they first met their wives and the moment they knew she was “the one”. What stories do you have?

Adam said:

I met my wife in culinary school. Each of us thought the other was pretty odd at first, and she had to hit me over the head with a hammer to get my attention at first, as I was completely oblivious. I never had a moment when I just knew she was the one, we just came to it gradually. Looking back I think it was our third date. We went on a ferry ride, (I later proposed on that same ferry route) locked the keys in her car, got pulled over, and still had a great time. Symbolizes all the struggles we’ve had, and the fact that we still hold hands, still steal kisses at stoplights, still feel the thrill of romance ten years later.

Brian B Baker said:

She was my manager at a video store, I asked her out a couple times and she was too busy, but I was persistent. Then a movie that everyone had wanted to see was finally coming to video and everyone was coming to my house to watch. Everyone else bailed on showing up, I think because they knew how big my crush was.

Fast forward six months. I had to move to another state and she followed a month later, then I screwed up and lost my job and she was very upset, but we had an apartment together and she let me stay and eventually forgave me for losing my job. I then got a better job than the one I’d had and we’ve been together 15 year, married thirteen with two awesome kids! 

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  1. When you have a man that is truly into you, self confident and secure with himself.. this is the result. A long lasting exciting relationship that is fulfilling for both partners and not just one.
    Speaking from a woman’s point of view, these kinds of men are truly unique and hard to find. The men that are willing to invest in things and are genuinely interested in their partner enough to help build that kind of a life are a rare gem and something all women yearn for. The sexist part of our society says that men like that are ‘ weak’, or ” whipped” .. I often wonder if they know how unique they are considering that they are truly against the grain of society when it comes to how men are perceived and expected to behave in a relationship..that it is a golden prize to be able to work with someone and maintain that kind of relationship.
    Men are supposed to be sexist and self centered according to society. They are told that the best woman is one who caters to you, don’t bat an eye at a strip club and is comfortable talking about only you for years. This couldn’t be further from the truth, but it seems most men behave just that way and wonder why their relationships fail, or just believe that the spark leaves a relationship sometime early in the game so it isnt seen as a failure when relationship after relationship goes belly up, its seen as an expected turn of events.

  2. 49 years ago, when my wife was 11 years old and had just moved into the neighborhood, looked out her living room window and turned to her brother and as she was pointing at me, she said “I’m gonna marry him some day. 9 years later, we were married, and now, 38 years later, she’s still at my side.

    When did I know? After dating several girls in high school, none of them compared to Anne, who was a friend long before she became my love.

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