Men Talk About the Moment They Knew They Were Going to Marry Their Wives

Are you ready to get sappy?

How about all lovey-dovey?

Well, you’re in the right place, my friends!

Because we’re about to get a heaping helping of true love stories.

Here are some romantic stories from guys on AskReddit about when they just knew they were gonna marry “The One.”

1. That’s good!

“I was on a date with this girl I really wanted to impress, and not only did I bungle the night by forgetting my wallet at an expensive dinner, but then I lost my car in the parking garage!

I was embarrassed and mortified, and after 20 minutes of running around this parking garage level by level, I could feel her glare and irritation on the back of my neck. I just knew she was thinking that it was the worst date she had ever gone on…

So I turned around to apologize, and there she was, smiling. Then she started to laugh — not at me, but almost inviting me to laugh with her about this poor bastard’s luck.

A large wave of relief washed over the dreadful evening, and we stood there on level 2 of the parking garage…just laughing. I knew at that precise moment that I wanted to marry her.”

2. Studying abroad.

“”I met her while I was studying abroad, and after I came home, we Skyped every day for hours.

Well, she came to visit for three months while I was finishing school, and then we reluctantly decided to break up because we knew it would never work long-term.

But after we said goodbye at the security checkpoint, I sat in my car in the airport parking lot, bawling like a baby.

So I dried my eyes, walked back into the airport, booked a one-way ticket, and sat down in the seat next to her.

It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.”

3. Look into my eyes.

“When I realized this was the first woman I could look in the eyes of and not feel an awkward silence.

We just stared at each other like it was the last thing we’d ever see.”

4. Perfect match.

“We were playing Trivial Pursuit against some friends, and the question we drew was, ‘Who was the 26th president of the United States?’ I figured it was my chance to impress her by listing all the US presidents in order.

But she jumped right in with me and got to Teddy Roosevelt faster than I did! It was the perfect realization that her nerdiness matched up perfectly with my own.

When we got married, we had a picture of Teddy Roosevelt on our table at the reception.”

5. Nerds in love.

“On the fourth date, when she invited me up to her apartment and I saw that her Star Wars Lego collection was even bigger than mine.

I knew right then and there.”

6. Through thick and thin.

“I was at work when I found out my best friend, John, died in a car wreck, and I went home to my girlfriend and cried on her shoulder for an hour.

Well, not only did she go to his funeral with me, but she walked beside me as I performed pallbearer duties.

I knew right there that if she was willing to literally walk beside me through one of the most difficult times in my life, I wanted her beside me for the rest of my life.

If we have another child and it’s a boy, we’re going to give him the middle name John.”

7. Character matters.

“My parents are immigrants and work minimum-wage jobs, and her parents are well-off and own their own business.

I was ashamed to tell her what my dad did, so when she asked about my parents, I dodged the question.

But she knew what I was doing and said, ‘You should never be ashamed of your parents.

They’ve worked so hard to get you where you are; I’m so proud of them.’ I couldn’t help but break down, and I knew right then and there that I would marry her.

I know it sounds kind of small, but to me, it defined her character. And I have no regrets.”

8. That’s all it took.

“My husband says it’s when he asked me what time it was and I responded, ‘It’s Howdy Doody time.’

All of his other dates gave him the actual time.”

9. Put a ring on it.

“I had just come home from my first real grad school final, and I got absolutely worked by it.

Well, when I got back to my apartment, she was sitting at my front door with two tickets to see The Force Awakens and two Chewbacca onesies for us to wear together.

At that moment, I realized she was willing to do anything to cheer me up, even going out in public in a costume that made her look ridiculous. I put a ring on it a few months later.”

10. Smiles for days.

“When her boss messaged me to tell me she always knew when my then-girlfriend was texting with me as opposed to anyone else, because she would always be smiling.

And then her mother said the same thing a few days later.”

11. That’s a keeper.

“I was working on commercial fishing vessels and couldn’t watch the NHL playoffs, so she watched the games and texted me updates.

That was the moment — when she was willing to learn the rules of hockey for me.”

12. I’ll go anywhere.

“When she asked if I would move to Boise, Idaho, with her and I thought, ‘I’d move to hell to be with her.'”

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