Did anyone meet their current partner/soulmate on travels?

Travel Forums General Talk Did anyone meet their current partner/soulmate on travels?

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1. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hopefully this could be a fun and interesting topic..?
I am always a sucker for a romantic story about love and romance. So, interested to hear about how you came about to be with the one you love...? You dont need to indulge your deepest darkest secrets but hopefully you can share the light side of things!?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Was at a party with a friend of mine and we decided to leave as we'd run out of beer and the party was a bit of a fizzer. Anyway, we weren't ready to go home so we bought another couple of beers and went for a walk by the river, just talking rubbish between ourselves.

Anyway, we could hear a party happening over the river, and we both pretty much knew the street and suburb that the party was in. So we got in the car (yeah, not a smart move after a few drinks, but it was only a 5 minute drive) and headed on over.

So we arrive out the front of this house and park the car and head down the driveway to the front door. The door was open, and I leaned inide and my mate pushed me real hard through the open doorway and I ended up falling over and landing on my backside.

So we make our way into this party, acting all cool, etc. and I introduced myself to the party girl, who asks me who I am and how I got into the house. I told her that I'd explain all the necessary details to her if she'd dance with me.

So to cut a (very) long story short, I got hold of her phone number (wrote it down on the way out - sly dog) and asked her out a few days later. We ended up going out for a few years, I proposed to her, we got married, we had two kids, and next January we would have been married for 10 years.

You never know your luck, and you certainly never know what's around the corner

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Awh James you old romantic dawg!!

Mine was at a bbq on a Sunday night and l was hung over from being out the Sat night before but it was a lovely May Day Bank Holiday weekend and hangover or not l wasnt going to waste it! I was only recently single (from being in a 10 yr relationship/jail sentence!) and enjoying myself (l was 28!!) and the previous night l had pulled a bloke if he walked past me now l wouldnt know him from adam! But l got chatting to this guy and we got on really well - though he was SO not my type - bigger than my usual bloke (more rugby player starting to get over the hill make up!!) so not concerned with clothes or the like, but we got on really really well. We ended up back at my house, l had a phone call the next day and its been going strong ever since that would be 4.5 years ago. And it is because of him l have devolped my passion for travel and exploring faraway lands!!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Aw Purdy - that's so wonderful! And I can sympathise with the (self-inflicted) jail sentence...

My first ever solo trip was to Paris about 3 years ago. I was a few years out of the above-metioned relationship, and finally enjoying being single. On my third day there I decided to stop just roaming around and plan my day a little better, so I picked Pere Lachaise cemetery. After lots of wandering, stopping, and going in circles, I headed towards Oscar Wilde's grave when a guy walking towards me asked where Oscar Wilde's grave was. After a few attempts to explain, I finally told him that I was headed that was anyway. He said he was from Belfast, I said "Oh, you speak English", we saw Oscar Wilde's grave, and 3 years later we're still together - even though we're physiclly apart half the time. Still, I wouldn't change a thing. There's something to be said about having to talk out a relationship instead of waking up in the middle of one (again, see relationship above).

Appologies for anyone who's heard tthis for the umpteenth time! It makes a good party story...

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

James, as you have said to me recently... I know you is to love you! ;)

6. Posted by rhotchkiss (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Cute stories all around...hopefully I will someday have one to share?

My last BF broke up with me because I'm moving halfway around the world. I figure the least I can do is date a gorgeous European to spite him.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting tway

Apologies for anyone who's heard tthis for the umpteenth time! It makes a good party story...

That's okay T - I'm following almost right behind you with the repeats. Though mine doesn't have the loooooooong distance thing going for it, it does have Beerman. ;)

I was involved in a live-in relationship (which followed a failed 8 year marriage) when I changed jobs and starting working for a university medical center. My "significant other" was taking classes on the other side of campus. He would hang out with a particular group, as most students do. He and 2 of his friends decided to go on a weekend fishing trip together - meeting at my (our) apartment. I had heard about, but not yet seen Kris prior to that day. I took one look at him and knew he was the guy I was to be with. I had dreamed about a man with a particular face since about the age of 5 - and seeing his - I was absolutely stunned. It took 3 years of being "just friends" and finally ridding ourselves of significant others before we dated. But, it was worth it all. We've known each other (now) for 22, been together for 19 and married for (soon to be) 16 years. We may not have met traveling, but we travel exceptionally well together. (Okay, maybe his fishing trip could be consider under the heading of "travel" - they were crossing state lines.)

8. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

12 years ago i went to London to learn english, i was leaving in a sharing house full of australians. One sunday morning I was running late for work and nearly fall on one guy. I apologized very quickly while keeping running. Few days later i was home alone, and the door bell rang. I went to open it, and the same guy was there. He told me he was at the pub and had forgotten his jumper. He never left the flat again. We started talking all night, got engaged and stayed together for two years. He has been my first love and still is, even if he got married last january.

9. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3580 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I met my GF in DaLat, VN while walking down the street after dinner. She and her classmate wanted to practice their English and I was handy. I enjoyed our conversation and ask them the one I liked to dinner the next night. To my surprise, she showed up as promised, with her classmate as a chaperone. After dinner, her friend left and we continued chatting. That was 4 years ago. Dispite the age difference, and geography, are still committed to each other and trying to make a long distance relationship work.

10. Posted by nicdavid (Respected Member 49 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I'm fairly new to the board as a member but have been reading for quite a few months now! I'm Nic by the way!

I met my BF at work, we spoke everyday on the phone because of our jobs, I was taking a two week holiday off work to do some decorating at home, got a text off him asking if I fancied going for a drink and we've been together since - nearly 2 yrs. We really hit if off, love going camping, backpacking and climbing mountains! We've been saving hard together for what seems like an eternity and are going travelling at the beginning of November for 10 months (china, oz, nz, s.america). I'm sooooo excited!!!!