20 Men reveal the exact moment they knew that they wanted to marry their partner
They say that you will always remember the moment you fell in love with your partner, and I can imagine the same is true for when you want to marry them. The following stories are from the men of Reddit who outline the moment that they realised they wanted to marry their partner. All of the stories are heartwarming and show that love can exist anywhere... even when your partner is violently vomiting and pooping.
1. She won that encounter
“When I first told my father that I was dating someone new, he jokingly asked: ‘What’s her name? What does she do? What’s her bra size?’
“I told her about it, hoping to prepare her for his sense of humour and she thought it was hilarious. The first time they met she introduced herself by saying: ‘Hi I’m Stephanie. I’m in college and I’m a B-cup.’
“My father was horrified, my mother was laughing hysterically and I was in love.”
2. At least it wasn't Justin Bieber
“I left my favourite CD in her car (Dream Theater’s ‘Scenes From a Memory’). She wasn’t a huge fan, but put up with it whenever I listened. One day I was on the phone with her while she was driving and we said good-bye but she forgot to hang up. I waited a few seconds and I heard her singing along.”
3. Life moves fast
“Our first date lasted 12 hours because we just couldn’t stop talking. Our second date was supposed to be just dinner and it lasted almost two days. She drove away after the second date and I couldn’t imagine my life without her in it. I was ecstatic to find out she felt the same.”
4. If you still fancy her after that, she's the one
“We were three days into a month-long backpacking trip in southeast Asia. We were staying in a seedy hotel in Bangkok and she got a bad case of food poisoning - it was coming out of both ends for 24 hours.
"I, of course, became designated as her nurse. I was refilling her water bottle, getting her soup from the restaurant outside, keeping her company and, most importantly, emptying the trash bin she kept puking into.
"After one trip to empty her vomit bucket, I came back into the room and she was asleep. I looked at her and thought to myself: ’I’m not even bothered by this. I’d do anything for her. This is the woman I’m going to marry. She’s a disgusting barf fairy, but she’s my disgusting barf fairy.’ Zero regrets.”
5. She's a good influence
“I got mad and yelled at her for some stupid shit because I had been in a toxic relationship prior to meeting her and I thought that what couples did (scream and argue). I expected her to yell back at me, but she just stared at me for a moment and asked if I was done. I said I was and she proceeded to explain to me that people who love one another do not treat each other that way. We can disagree with one another, but there’s no reason to be mean. ‘If we’re going to be together, please don’t be mean to me again.’ That was 26 years ago (we’ve been married 25 years).”
6. What. A. Woman.
"My dad told me he knew he wanted to marry my mom when the McDonald's opened in Moscow after the USSR crumbled and she ate 6 Big Macs in a row."
7. May as well just make it official
"We'd been together for years, and were on vacation. People asked us if we were newlyweds and we said no and they said ah, so you've been married for a long time then? It did not occur to anyone that we were not married. We figured at that point we might as well throw a party and make it official."
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8. Crazy cat lady alert!
"One of our couple friends announced they were having a baby. Later that night she called me to her closet and goes 'look this is my baby' and she had wrapped up her cat like baby. The cat was so old and so pissed. I never laughed so hard."
9. Son = best wingman in the world?
"When my son called her "Mama". My ex left us high and dry when my son was 4 months old."
10. A different type of life sentence
"She told me on several occasions that she would murder me if I dumped her after she turned 40. So I proposed on her fortieth birthday."
11. A real sense of humor
“She was going to visit her dying grandpa who was in the hospital. She had to fly a ways to go see him and unfortunately, he died about an hour before she got there.
"She said, ‘He tried so hard to hang on so we could say one last goodbye, but he just couldn’t quite make it.’
"I said, ‘Or maybe he knew you were coming, so he died on purpose so he wouldn’t have to see you.’
"She laughed her ass off. I knew.”
12. Truly insulting
“This may be a bit unusual, but the way she could toss an insult around. I tend to tease playfully, and she could always toss banter right back. We ended up insulting each other so much that my friend had to assure his girlfriend that we were only kidding and didn’t hate each other. It was great.”
13. A rubbish time together
“The day she took off work to help me go through a dumpster. I had accidentally thrown my keys in the trash while cleaning out my car.
"We found them 2 hours later.”
14. A helping hand
“I had broken my right arm (actually cracked my elbow) and I’m right-handed. We had been together for about 6 months and she wiped my ass for me. Enough said.”
15. She literally saved my life
“Short version: She literally saved my life.
"Less-short version: I’m from Michigan. Back in December 2014, I was in Delaware for a business trip. I ended up getting food poisoning, which brought on DKA (for those non-diabetes, basically your blood gets poisoned and your body tries to fight it off, which proves to be futile). I was vomiting constantly, and kept drifting in and out of consciousness. My wife (then-girlfriend) called me about 20 or 30 times before I finally answered. The only thing I could force myself to say was ‘hi baby. I’m really sick.’ Then I blacked out again. What seemed like 5 minutes passed (which was actually about 12 – 13 hours) when I heard a banging on my hotel room door. I heard my girlfriend’s voice yelling ‘It’s me. Let me in.’ I screamed as loud as I could ‘get in here! get in here!’ then I blacked out. I woke up in the hospital a day later.
"I found out that when I didn’t answer the door, she ran downstairs, got a key, came up, and called an ambulance. The ambulance said that they would be there in 30 minutes. She said ‘that’s not soon enough.’ She put me into a rolling computer chair and pushed me to the elevator and out to her car, threw my near lifeless body in the back seat, and drove me to the hospital.
"When all was said and done, my body had a blood sugar level of 1,400 (my normal range is 110 – 140) and my white blood cell count was around 3,000 (I’m not 100% about this number, but I know it was high). My wife sat with me for 6 days in the hospital. Sleeping in the chair next to me. Left to eat but came right back. She didn’t leave my side.
"I should also mention that this was only 4 months after we started dating; however, we had been friends for a few years before this.
"I found out later that if she would have waited for the ambulance, I would not have made it. She literally saved my life. She sacrificed her time, risked getting fired and failing classes to drive 13 hours from Michigan to Delaware to take care of me. Once it all hit me as to what she had done, I was completely speechless and realized that if this girl is willing to do something like this for me, I must be pretty fucking special to her.
"I made it a priority once I recovered to ask her mother and father for their blessing, which they both gave me. I married her in May 2016. One of the scariest things to ever happen to me ended up showing me my girlfriend’s devotion and love for me. We just hit our one year anniversary, and although we’re a young couple, we are still kicking ass and going strong.”
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16. Sword Swinging
“When I was a young lad I had bought a pair of swords. Now for some reason I still had them, but when my now-wife agreed to come over my place I decided to hide them in a storage closet because why would any grown man have these. So, a while down the line she was looking for something in said closet when I heard ‘what the hell? You have swords? WHY ARE YOU HIDING THESE?!’ I was prepared to be mocked mercilessly, when instead she handed me one and then started swinging. It was about that time that I realized I was going to marry her.”
17. Saving a paramedic
“In my first week as licensed as a paramedic I had a two-year-old die on me. When I got off work, I drove to my girlfriend’s place and told her about my day. I was pretty numb at the time, trying to process this kid’s death despite all my efforts. I laid down on her couch, and she just wrapped her arms around me and laid with me for 3-4 hours as I tried to process. She didn’t push or ask lots of questions, just laid there quietly and held me.
"I slowly was able to talk my way through it, and then the tears started. She cried with me. I felt the whole world was so dark and ugly, but she was my island of light. Started saving up for a ring that week, and asked her to marry me 6 months later. In September, we celebrate our 5-year wedding anniversary. I’m still a paramedic, and she’s still my island.”
18. The perfect golf partner
“It was a blind date. I was 21 and she was 18. I took her to play miniature golf. At one point as I bent over to pick up my golf ball, she put her club between her legs and pantomimed that it was a dick and started thrusting it against my asshole while yelling ‘I’M HORNY.’ Totally broke the ice. We’ve been married for 16 years now and she’s just as crazy, loud, and hilarious. Our kids don’t even know how to handle her. She’s also gotten more beautiful with age.”
19. (Ice) Cream of the crop
“I was 18 and just gotten out of a dental appointment where 2 of my wisdom teeth were pulled out. I was drooling, stains of blood all over my shirt and it was the summertime. My gf at the time was 16, took what little money she had from her allowance, bought me a box of ice cream and biked 25 minutes just to deliver that box of ice cream and see how I was doing. With blood stains all over, she still gave me that look of love and planted a kiss on me. That was almost 20 years ago and I still can’t imagine having a happier life without her in it."
20. Road Trippin'
“Went on a five-day road trip with her and didn’t get tired of her company. I get exhausted by spending more than two days in a row with almost anyone.”
There you go - it's not all doom and gloom in this world of ours. Love does exist, it just finds you in funny ways.