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cheelu Sun 06-Jan-13 23:28:32

I was with friends on an evening out and he was a friend of one of the people I was with, I kind of knew from the very first time I saw him to be honest....

grannyactivist Mon 07-Jan-13 00:01:44

We met through church; I was 29, married, pregnant, and already mostly living apart from my husband. The Wonderful Man was 19, just back from spending a year abroad, and had moved to the town I lived in to start a new job. My husband left me soon after the baby was born (we had three children) and about eighteen months later I went for a walk with the WM and suddenly we clicked.......we got married when the WM was 23 and I was 32 (had my 33rd birthday on honeymoon)! We've now been very happily married for more than twenty six years. He's gorgeous, but getting on a bit now; you know you're old when you wake up one morning and realise your toy boy has white hair! grin

harrigran Mon 07-Jan-13 00:14:23

I met DH on a car rally, he was the navigator. I was 17 and he was 18.

Grannyknot Mon 07-Jan-13 08:27:14

A blind date, and his sister came along because he didn't have a car smile - she was the driver.

Bez Mon 07-Jan-13 08:42:10

In a 'Paul Jones' at a dance.

vampirequeen Mon 07-Jan-13 09:05:21

On an internet dating site.

kittylester Mon 07-Jan-13 09:26:02

His brother and I worked for the same company and both went to the christmas dance. DH turned up to give his brother a lift home, asked me to dance ( The Gay Gordons!!). The rest,as they say, is history!;)

janeainsworth Mon 07-Jan-13 09:38:38

I went out with his flatmate for a year grin

Hunt Mon 07-Jan-13 09:47:30

We met on Wroxham railway station at the start of a group holiday on the Norfolk Broads in 1953. I had been invited to make up the numbers.It was one of those holiday romances that are not supposed to last...........

london Mon 07-Jan-13 09:57:50

we met in eldon square newcastle both 16 married at 18 were together untill he died two yrs ago aged 62 x

Nonu Mon 07-Jan-13 10:56:42

To be proud of London , You have beaten us , we will on Thursday been married 42 years .

We have had wonderful times . flowers

nanapug Mon 07-Jan-13 11:09:57

At a "hop", my friend "got off" with his friend, and because they wanted to go for a coffee after we were dragged along too. The rest is history!!

nanaej Mon 07-Jan-13 11:32:23

At a party on a very wet Nov 5th in 1966. I was 15 he was 17!

Movedalot Mon 07-Jan-13 11:33:01

My one and only ever blind date! My room mate worked with him. He proposed 12 days later and we have will have been married 45 years next month. I still love him smile

PS that is the only thing he has ever done in a hurry! grin

ginny Mon 07-Jan-13 12:16:00

We met at the Y.M.C.A when I was 16, he was 18. He asked me out a number of times and I said 'No thanks'. In the end I agreed as I was thinking that if I went and made myself not seem very interesting and was uninterested in him, he would give up.

We have now been married for almost 43 years, married for 37 years, he's quite nice really ! grin

ginny Mon 07-Jan-13 12:17:55

Last post should read 'together for 43 years and married for 37 years.confused

glassortwo Mon 07-Jan-13 12:22:42

I met my DH at school I was in the needlework class and the teacher asked me to machine his split trousers, so he had to stand behind a screen while I machined them... on my sewing skills I was surprised they lasted till home time, and that was 43 years ago and we have been married coming up 36yrs.

Although we were in the same class in infant school, before I moved away with parents in the RAF, but cant say I remember him.

specki4eyes Mon 07-Jan-13 13:09:13

My friend, who sold Tampax distributing machines into catering establishments, asked me to accompany her in a pseudo 'casual' visit to his pub/restaurant so that she could give him a gentle nudge about signing the order. We met that night and have been together ever since. So we always tell the story that our first meeting had strings attached !!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and by the way he signed the contract!! I've never let my friend forget that!

BoomerBabe Mon 07-Jan-13 13:51:58

What wonderful, lovely stories. I met my ex husband at uni on the same degree course as me. We became good friends and when he wanted something more, I resisted, afraid to loose the friendship and knowing deep down, that he wasn't really for me although the physical attraction was considerable. Of course I gave in and we had our first date on my 19th birthday, he three weeks younger. I was blown away by first sex and confused it with love such was my inexperience.
We lived together while students and married at 22. Three children, 30 years later we separated and divorced. I always think: 10 good years, 10 mediocre years and 10 miserable years. We should have called it quits long before and probably should never have married if I'd trusted my judgement and he'd listened to me!
Present partner 4 years younger, met online seven years ago, much better, much happier! I do have huge regard for couples who stay together happily over the years though.

Ariadne Mon 07-Jan-13 13:55:57

At school, over 50 years ago! We've been married for 47 years, having started our family somewhat earlier than many had expected....! grin DD is 47...

crimson Mon 07-Jan-13 14:01:58

I was living in a caravan in a field in Cornwall and he camped in the same field. We wrote to each other for a year or so and then one day when I'd moved back home I had a letter forwarded from Cornwall to say he was going to visit me. I phoned him to say if he wanted to visit me in Cornwall he'd have to take me there, so next day his car pulled up, I got in the car and we were together for the next 30 years. Spent many happy summers travelling round Europe in that car [I still have the number plate].Never had a 'date' as such. Shocked our friends to the core when we split up sad. Still good pals, though and I only have to pick up the phone and he's there for me [same with me]. I sometimes think that we had a much deeper relationship than many people that are still married. Funny thing, life.

glammanana Mon 07-Jan-13 15:05:31

I met mr.glamma when he was going out with my sister !! enough said we have been married for 37 yrs now and she has never let me forget what I did.

dorsetpennt Mon 07-Jan-13 15:06:24

We met in a pub, it was a going away do for friends moving to New York. He was separated from his wife and two children. We got together and fell in love but his ex-wife put us through hell - she also put his mother through hell and she had had done her best to remain neutral. Eventually we had our own child - a boy - then got married them moved to New York shortly after. We had another child - a girl - and life was good. Then one day after we'd been to Brooklyn to a July 4th BBQ he told me to go back to the UK as he simply didn't want to be married anymore. I was completely devastated and remained so for many years.
We did come back here as I couldn't afford to pay the rent and medical bills in the US. We moved to this seaside town to be near his mother and it was a good place to bring up children.
He had lied to me as through a friend in the US I found out he'd been seeing someone else for some time. One feels such an idiot.
He eventually remarried to this American girl and has become a citizen. He has missed so much of his childrens' lives as he just saw them once a year [his choice], this history is repeating itself with his grandchildren. So I may have lost a husband and a decent lifestyle - he lost his children.

libra10 Mon 07-Jan-13 15:47:15

I met my husband at work and he always seemed chatty and nice. He was the only one who could fix my 2 stroke Raleigh moped, and I thought I better keep hold of him!

We've been married almost 42 years, and have two grown up children, and three grandchildren.

numberplease Mon 07-Jan-13 15:48:20

We met at a local dance hall, the Carlton in Rochdale, November 30tt 1962, he asked me to dance, it was a barn dance and I trod on his toes. We were married in July 1963, first baby born in December `63! It`ll be our 50th anniversary in July, and I still don`t know why, or how, we`ve lasted, it`s been one long row, except when he`s upstairs on his PS3!