For the Romantics here: When did you know that SHE was the ONE ?

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  1. Kern Dog

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    I know that most guys may not respond to this thread because it isn't considered "Manly" to show signs of sensitivity, but....
    Those of us that have the great fortune to have fallen in love usually remember what sent us over the edge.
    She admitted that her dad owned a Liquor store.
    She knew how to drive a stick shift.
    She saw you spit and then hocked a loogie 3 feet past yours...
    Me?
    I was married once before I met my Mary. The first one was not an emotionally secure person. She often complained about how I spent so much time working and playing with my car. We split in 1993.
    I met Mary in 1999. I liked her a lot and figured that I would take things at a reasonable speed and see where things went from there. In March 2000 I answered an ad for a 1970 Charger for sale. I already had a 76 Camaro, a 73 Duster, a 74 Dart Sport, a 75 Dart 4 door and my work truck.
    I ended up buying the Charger and drove it home.
    Mary was so sweet and supportive of the decision to buy the Charger. I told her about how it was the one car that I had wanted since I was a kid. She was solidly in my corner and I just melted.
    Two days later I told her that I loved her. Several months later I painted the 73 Duster and sold it to buy an engagement ring. I painted and sold the Camaro to buy a wedding ring.
    20 years have passed by since then and she is still the greatest woman that I have met. I am lucky to have her.
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    • Glenwood

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      When she told me
       
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      • khryslerkid

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          My question would have been, "when did you know she wasn't the one!"
           
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          • DeltaV

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            When her Daddy, the Sheriff, told me she was the one as he cycled the action on his Winchester 1200.
             
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              I was 17 !
               
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              • PurpleBeeper

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                When I first got her undressed (car cover) and saw that air grabber hood......Oh, my mistake....you mean MY WIFE. Just about the moment I met her. She bought me a drink, I bought her a shot and the rest is history as they say :)
                 
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                • oldbee

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                  When mine showed me she could drive w/o p/s OR p/b; plus could drive a stick!
                   
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                    When she went 0 to 120 in 9.96..... I was in LOVE....
                     
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                    • Kern Dog

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                      My first wife went from 130 to 204 in a few years!
                       
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                        I was dating long term a very damaged girl who I knew was all wrong. But I could fix her. Uh huh. Friends tried fixing me up with someone much more normal, and I met her. Made a date for the next weekend. Damaged girl says she loves me. Uh huh. This is the girl who would leave me babysitting her four kids by four guys, so she could go bang a guy I worked with.
                        I call to cancel date, and this girl is more disappointed that I canceled then damaged girl would have been had I died. I dump damaged girl, date other girl, and 27 years later we are still together.
                         
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                          Love truly is a great thing.... When you buy her flowers because you want to, not because you have to....
                          When you are both in sync on wanting to be intimate -- and not having to ask ... or beg...
                          When she allows you to watch your game and only makes miniature moves on the commercials....
                          When you go to dinner and have meaningful talk -- not just about the weather and the kids... Or like the couple at the next table that chew and drink and say nothing until, "Ready to go?"
                          Love is looking into her eyes and knowing that there is not another woman on the planet you would want to do that with, but her....
                          Love is giving her your home made I Love You card on a meaningless Wednesday evening...
                           
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                          • MoparMur

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                            Wow Kern Dog I don't know how you come up with these topics, but I'm in. I'll be the first guy to stand up and say I'm in love. I too was married once, for 27 years. Got 2 great kids from that marriage, no regrets there, but the marriage fell apart. I met my wonderful girl Carmen about 10 years ago. She was in a similar situation, and has 2 wonderful girls I'd call my daughters any day. First time we really spent time together was at a customer-appreciation bbq my company had, and that's when I knew. She truly loves life, and has brought me happiness and a love for life that I thought was all but gone for me. Like most guys on this site, I've had, and have, a lot of Mopars and other makes in my/our stable in my life ( 25 cars/trucks at this time). Every night she hears me blab about the next big project I've dreamed up, the car in the wants ads I've just gotta buy, and how cool the next one will be. And all the time she says "Ok hun if that's what you want". When we hooked up she didn't know a thing about any car stuff. Now I'm never at a car show, swap meet, or party with the car guys and gals without her by my side. She's in there as thick as thieves, whether it's washing the cars, helping to fix a beater up to flip for a quick buck, or holding up a header as the engine goes in. Yep I know all about lucky. Carm & Mur.jpg
                             
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                            • Kern Dog

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                              For a moment, picture a wall of TVs at an electronics store, each one on a different channel. THAT is what my brain is like sometimes, always thinking of several things at once.
                              Imagine how frustrating it must have been to be my Mother!
                               
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                                Gotcha!:lol:
                                 
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                                • Richard Cranium

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                                  Submit & I were fixed up on a blind date in March of 1986 & we then started seeing each other on almost a daily basis. A week after we started dating was my birthday and I was surprised with a balloon-a-gram that she sent to me shortly after I got home from work. I knew then that she was very special. I proposed about 3 weeks after we met and were married in June 1987. 32 years later and we still make other laugh and smile.


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                                  This is our song.....

                                   
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                                    If you ever go into a weight lose program the first 74#'s will be the quickest.
                                     
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                                      RC.. great pic..

                                      I met my wife in HS but she was a sophomore when I was a senior. We had 1 class together but really wouldn’t give me the time of day because she wasn’t into “athletes” she ended up valedictorian so she is the brainiac. Fast forward a few years and we’re at UMaine and I’m sitting in the “bears den” with friends and she is sitting there as well as she know couple people too. This went on for about 2 months. She was dating the meathead that would show up ask for money and leave and just be a total ahole. I finally got tired of listening to her bitch about it so I said dump the guy and I’d take her out hot a hockey game and pizza afterwards. She accepted, I was surprised for sure cause I didn’t expect her to accept and I guess I never thought I’d even ask but I got so pissed this guy was being so bad I just blurted it out. Anyway, to the point of the thread....that date went well and 3-4 dates later I was on my way over to her house in the 73 Charger, which she loved too by the way, when i lost the fuel pump and it died. No cell phones in those days so I walked to an now obsolete pay phone, called and told her what happened and that they would have my car towed home and grab my dads truck and be over but I’d be late.. she said she’d be right there. She came down and picked me up said the date can wait and we were going to go get a pump and fix the car! She drove me to the part store I got the pump and went back and fixed it roadside she sat right there out of the way too helping when she could. She loved that day and still talks about it.. that was 1986! I couldn’t let that one go.. she is still that understanding today!
                                       
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                                      • ACME A12

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                                        When my first wife (pretty sure she was a Russian KGB Agent) and my current wife (she and I were coworkers at the time) of 17 years and I were out shopping together and all of the store clerks kept mistaking my coworker for my wife because she and I got along so well and were having such a good time together. It was another five years before we actually got together, but looking back the signs were all there that day.

                                        Good thread topic, Kern Dog.
                                         
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                                        • steve from staten island

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                                          Edited, feel better?
                                          Everything is great when times are good. The test is when there not so good. I doubt some could weather that storm.
                                          Its been my experience that the people who constantly shove or preach how great their marriage's are to anyone who will listen are the ones whose marriages fall apart when the waters get rough.
                                          Thats the test and your told about when you take your vows.
                                          I didn't marry my wife because she was into cars.
                                          I married her because I knew I could trust her and 45 years later I was right.
                                           
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