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Fiancé(e) Friday! When did you know they were "the one"?

Maggie, on October 26, 2018 at 10:05 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 77
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When did you know your fiancé(e) was the one for you? Did they survive and thrive when they met your parents? Did they send you a heartfelt text when you really needed it? Did it seem like they were always reading your mind? How did you know?


Fiancé(e) Friday! When did you know they were "the one"? 1

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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    Sounds so cliche but I knew he was the one on our first date. We literally spent the entire day together. Neither of us wanted it to end!
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  • Nisa
    Super March 2019
    Nisa ·
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    He liked me first in college, I liked him way later. But I started having inklings that he was the one when he helped me through a huge mental breakdown over another guy. It wasn't his mess to deal with, but he dealt with it! That moment made me realize all the other times that he'd been there for me. Like when I first moved to college, I was so homesick and depressed that I just randomly sobbed in the dining hall (I know, I'm a mess). Everyone would leave when I started crying, but he stayed back to make sure I was okay.

    Today is actually our THREE YEAR DATING ANNIVERSARY! Smiley smile

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  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
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    On our first date at Panera. He was so warm and kind, and we talked for way longer than I expected. Our journey was not easy, and we’ve been through a lot over the last 3.5 years. But worth it.
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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    In high school 26 years ago. I knew he would be in my life some way forever. We just took a 22 year break in there.
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  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy Online ·
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    About a week after we hung out, I told my friend I was done looking, lol.
    But it was a lot of little moments through our that first year.
    Mine day about 4 or 5 months in we were laying in bed and he told me something just melted my heart.
    Almost our year anniversary right before Christmas he got into a car accident and I was the hospital with him. Some one asked me if I was there with my husband, and I had to tell him no it’s my boyfriends. And I HATED calling him that.
    Those are 2 moments that stand out.
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  • Nisa
    Super March 2019
    Nisa ·
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    I love this! Love stories of people finding their way back to each other.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Aww, yay, congratulations Annisa!!! Smiley love What a sweet story!!

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Ugh, that makes my heart melt, Cassidy! Smiley heart

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    Very shortly after we started dating. I knew he was really special after the first date, but we gently talked about marriage only 3 months into dating and I knew he was the one from then on.

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  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
    Across The Stars ·
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    No specific moment, but probably about two months into officially dating 😍
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  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen ·
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    This is going to sound crazy, but I knew on our first date. I have severe anxiety and about 30 mins before he was supposed to pick me up for our first date, I went into a raging panic attack. I was too much of a mess to even text him to cancel. He showed up and my roommate let him in, warning him that I wasn’t doing well, and by the time he got into the living room, I was curled up in a ball in my sweats on the couch, puking into a bag.

    I thought for sure that THIS would be the way I’d scare him off right off the bat haha, but instead his reaction was to rush over to the couch and hold my hair back while I threw up. He told me in that moment all he cared about was making me feel better. I barely knew him at the time but that was when I realized he was someone I could really count on to be there and to step up when I needed him! In sickness and in health, right? Smiley smile
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  • Tori
    Savvy October 2020
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    I'm with Kenisha, I knew on our first date. Our first date was in high school and on a school night! We had gone to dinner and then continued the conversation in his truck when the restaurant was closing. We stayed out until 2 AM with school the next day so our parents were not very happy! We talked about absolutely everything under the sun and that's when I knew. I just had this surreal feeling, like I was watching the experience unfold in front of me like a romance movie! 4.5 years later and we've been inseparable ever since and couldn't be happier! We've been through a lot over the years and have spent most of the time apart due to college and our careers. But, we manage to make it through every time a little stronger.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    20+ years ago when we first met, timing was off and life got in the way. I am thankful for a Facebook friend request received 5 years ago to bring us back together.

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  • M
    Super June 2019
    Mary ·
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    I still don't believe he is the "one" as I don't believe in that and neither does he. But we've been together for 15 years and are both still happy so why not. We are both practical people and is the best decision for us both personal and business wise. We love each other but we don't believe in soulmates.
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  • Bluey8616f
    Devoted August 2018
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    We were only dating for 3 months but he took a day off to wait with me at the hospital while my mother had stent surgery so I wouldn't be alone. That was it for me.

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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    I knew in the first week we started dating. I had just never connected with anyone so effortlessly as I did with him. I knew this relationship was different than anything I had ever had before. As our relationship progressed it was like an unspoken given that we were going to spend our lives together. We just knew. I can't really explain it any other way.
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  • C
    Savvy May 2019
    Crystalyne ·
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    My fiance and I have known each other since 2nd grade (20 years at this point). We dated in high school initially and my bff said (after we had broken up) "you're going to marry him one day" I blew it off being 16 lol. We dated again years later, but it still wasn't the time for us. My bff said again "you're going to marry him one day" I blew it off once again. We got back together a 3rd time, and from the second we kissed after all those years, I realized he was the one the whole time but we just had to be in the right place mentally. My bff was right the whole time =]


    TL;DR: I knew all along it just took me a while to realize it.

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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    Four years ago I met him at his frat party in college. I knew right then and there he was the one. We spent the entire night learning about each other, at a crazy party.
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  • I
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Isabella ·
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    I’ve always known he was the one, but the small things he does for me and our two daughters definitely cement that idea, and yes we do argue once in a while but he always knows when to apologize and vice versa.
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  • K
    Savvy September 2019
    Kara ·
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    He knew first. I was a little harder to convince lol. I knew he was the one when he helped me get through a really tough time in my life. I was in an abusive relationship and had little to no support for my family. He started switching his shifts at work to work with me and winked at me from across the room. He never probed on what was wrong but just did anything to make me smile. He was always there to listen. After months of late night texting just talking about life, I knew he'd be the one I would talk to the rest of my life. Something about us just worked. We are a team and I couldn't do it without him.
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