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How I Met My Lover.





There's something about Saturdays that puts me in that mood...


When I see a couple, especially if they're a couple that particularly catch my interest the first thing that comes to my mind is; how did they meet? 

I'm quite obsessed with knowing how couples met for a number of reasons; 
I sometimes just want to play it out inside my head and imagine the way it happened. 
I want to toy with the idea of putting myself in a similar situation and possibly meeting my own 'The One' that way too. 
I've never actually had one of those movie-like meetings that we read about on Bella Naija Wedding posts that sometimes sound like mere Fairytales and I would like to know if "real" people have actually experienced something similar and live vicariously through them. 


I'm just intrigued by it, I find myself wondering:
Have they been long time friends and then suddenly they noticed there was a spark and they decided to explore it and; voila!? 

Was it love at first sight?

Was she emptying the trash just outside her house in her hairnet and 'Dunlop' slippers when this car reversed back and the driver said "Hello, my name is...?", and now the rest is history?

Were they match made? Did someone hook them up? Were they just introduced casually but noticed they had chemistry?

Is one of them an Ex of the other's friend?

Was it an arrangee marriage or relationship?

Did they meet online? On a website/blog? 

Did he see her in church and say "that's my wife"

Just HOW?

I'm so fascinated and I'm hoping you ladies and gents can indulge me on this dreary Saturday evening in an overdose of "How I met my lover" (partner, boo, spouse, significant other...) 


Please spare no details!


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Comments

  1. Match made. Work in progress. *big grin*

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    1. Memphis don't forget to update us as things progress

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  2. I would say I met my husband through my mum's trickery. I was working in a bank and she called me to say someone wanted to open an account with my bank... That someone is now my husband

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  3. I met the hubster when I moved to PH for NYSC. Funny, he accommodated my friend who is his friend's younger sister. I was just coming out of a bad relationship so I really had no time for guys. He had seen me around and knew I was friends with this girl so he asked her to hook us up but she never told me anything. He worked out of town a lot so was hardly home. Home boy came home one day and says the first sight that met his eyes was me kneeling down in his own kitchen peeling yam lol!! I honestly have no recollection of that o. But he says this was a sign. He decided to take the bull by the horns and ask me out himself. I gave him a hard time o, not intentionally though. Good thing is that made us become friends first before any romantic side, at least on my part. One big thing that endeared me to him, he has always been my biggest protector. He made it clear from day 1 that no family member should expect me to lick ass simply cos I am married to their brother. That has really helped forestall any in-law friction. 16yrs, still going strong. OJ

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  4. I met my hubby in university. We didn't start dating till 12 years later. He still claims he pursued me for 12 years. I liked him in school, but felt he wasn't serious. We got married last year after dating for 2 years. Onyinx

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  5. Wish I had a story* head scratching*

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  6. Haha i noticed my husband in the gym in 2011, passed him off as an ajebutter mixed race guy. I dont like light skinned men. 2013 i saw him at a party that a toaster took me to. Lol i greeted him as per familiar face, he didnt answer oh. Same july my trainer in the gym convinced me to come to his step aerobics class, i decided to go. And he was there and he said hello to me. Lol. He mentioned his ex girlfriend's name was similar to mine, i figured he wasnt toasting me. I like restuarant food he took me out 29 days out of 31 in august and told me he was crazy about me. Lol, and i started dating the yellow pawpaw and married him in the registry 10 months later.

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  7. Me too,wish I had a story of how I met my husband. But I met my current love interest through my mum's trickery,apparently the dude was coming to Abuja so.she wanted me to give him her diary that I left in.Abuja when I was home in June.

    I just.dey look.lols

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    1. LOL. But 'Signifiant Other' doesn't apply to married persons alone.

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  8. I cannot remember how we met but we were both in school. Not married yet, but soon by God's grace.

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  9. I met my boo while....yea there's no lover here...my eyes and heart are closed till sometime next year :D
    and miss pynk, 29 days out of 31 ? dude really longed to see your face! I like that.

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  10. I met my husband online.

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  11. I met my soon to be hubby at work, he had an issue with some transfers made to his account and came to complain to me as per customer service, then he said 'i ve been watching you for a long time' please can i call you n i said fine, then he visited me once and we talked, smwhr in my mind i was discouraged cos i felt this young, fine n comfortable boy wont want me for a wife once he hears my story so i discharged him n stopped taking his calls, then 3 months later we met again n he did something dt really impressed me, i decided to give him a chance and also tell him everything and knw my stand, then i told him, he was sad n quiet for a while, after that date he kept calling and visiting and i fell in love, then d usual fear set in, maybe he just wants to sleep with me thats why he is still hanging around and being nice, so i decided to take the risk n sleep with him, so i did and he even became more loving and wanted more commitment and started introducing me to his family, and before we knew it, here we are planning our wedding, am still in doubt smwhr in my head until d day comes n passes....lol. I call him God's gift to me cos i keep wondering why and how he chose to be with me against all odds, love truly exists tho.

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  12. Met hubby in choir rehearsal. He wasn't a member but was brought in to play the guitar at a concert we were having. And from the first moment I set my eyes on him I knew I would marry him, something just told me that's ur husband. Got home and called my friend and told her oh "I have met my husband" lol she laughed at me and said ideas crazy and asked for his name. Told her I don't know but I'm certain I have met him... The story is long and it was just just like a movie Cus he had also already been preparing to see his "wife " that God told him he would meet soon but obviously didn't know who, I'm sure he didn't think would be me hehe. One day when I have energy I'll write the long story and probably send it to thelma l, but that's how we met. And I tell you God knows how to pick lol #heiseverythingandmore

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  13. How about 'How I met my Exs'? I'm sure I'm not dating anyone ryt now... TT wat do u think?

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    1. Exs ke? Don't worry I'll wait till you start dating to hear how you both met. Exs do not count. LOL.

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  14. I rilli wish dere was a story to tell
    Ozavize

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  15. Through a friend, had to do the whole nine yards of chasing! It was not love at first sight, it could have been anybody.

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    1. LoL.. @ it could hv been anybody. So you too don't believe in that 'The one' shhhh. Ok.. Nice!

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  16. I don't have any stories. Cos I've never had a boyfriend. I'm 24. Is that weird ?

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    1. @anon 10:14 it's not weird. U R hey okay. Which part of Nigeria R U 4rm? Gat loads of sweet bachelor fwends dt u might wanna meet. Send ur email 2 T so we can talk some more

      *smiles*

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  17. Met my hubs during my NYSC. A friend invited me to be her plus one @ her ppa's end of d year party but I ended up getting to the venue before her. She called one of her friends a guy to come pick me frm outside but "he" didn't left me to roast outside in d sun for another 20mins. I had to call her bac then she called somebody else. She later came n introduced me to the guy that was suppose to pick me initially. In my mind am like "so na u leave me outside to roast" in his mind he's like" what a fine girl". So when he started "toasting" me @ the party, I didn't even give him face at alll cos me I don dislike am on the spot so no love at first sight kankan. Got 2 fine guys nos then @ the party but as fate will have it. I ended up marrying him after 5yrs of courtship.

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  18. Met my hubs during my NYSC. A friend invited me to be her plus one @ her ppa's end of d year party but I ended up getting to the venue before her. She called one of her friends a guy to come pick me frm outside but "he" didn't left me to roast outside in d sun for another 20mins. I had to call her bac then she called somebody else. She later came n introduced me to the guy that was suppose to pick me initially. In my mind am like "so na u leave me outside to roast" in his mind he's like" what a fine girl". So when he started "toasting" me @ the party, I didn't even give him face at alll cos me I don dislike am on the spot so no love at first sight kankan. Got 2 fine guys nos then @ the party but as fate will have it. I ended up marrying him after 5yrs of courtship.

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  19. Met my hubs during my NYSC. A friend invited me to be her plus one @ her ppa's end of d year party but I ended up getting to the venue before her. She called one of her friends a guy to come pick me frm outside but "he" didn't left me to roast outside in d sun for another 20mins. I had to call her bac then she called somebody else. She later came n introduced me to the guy that was suppose to pick me initially. In my mind am like "so na u leave me outside to roast" in his mind he's like" what a fine girl". So when he started "toasting" me @ the party, I didn't even give him face at alll cos me I don dislike am on the spot so no love at first sight kankan. Got 2 fine guys nos then @ the party but as fate will have it. I ended up marrying him after 5yrs of courtship.

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  20. Biko I am serving in November in Lagos. I hope I join the bandwagon if meeting hubby in NYSC oh!!!
    This Singleness must die by NYSC burn fire ni...
    Kai.
    Ifunanya I'm super duper out of my mind Excited for U!!! Go get his name girl. But if u no invite me, Chei, it won't be easy for me n U oh!

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    1. Ruthy, if I see you in camp I'll come and say hello, cos I'll be serving in lag too. I'm ugo
      I'm a girl o, lol

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  21. Met my SO on FB despite despising online dating. Wasn't easy cause was just out of a relationship and the least I needed was a MAN mbok, but then after all the excuses, fronting, forming, and tushing, mennnnh, I gave into Munchies date, dates and datess. Aw? I don't know but one thing I bless God for giving me the most PRECIOUS GIFT I've always longed and prayed for. Walking down the aisle soonest. *Humming BECAUSE AM HAPPY*

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