Whether or not you believe in soulmates, it is difficult to argue that some people were basically meant for one another. This doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t argue, or that they agree on absolutely everything, or that they adore each other every second of every day—simply that they are each other’s person. For the foreseeable future, anyway.
Redditor u/flylikefree posed the following question to the AskReddit community: “What is the moment during your relationship that made you decide ‘I will marry you'”? And whether or not you believe in marriage, the following 25 stories are sure to make you tear up. If you’re into love, and all that.
Mid conversation on our very first date we each said, “I f**king hate sandals!” in perfect unison.
When he was reading to his son (my stepson). I was in the lounge so could hear him, and he put did all these zany and goofy voices for all the different characters. Totally unabashed and just wanting to do a good job for his son.
When he dropped everything to get me to my grandmother’s when I was told that she might not live much longer. He refused to let me be alone that night and had me sleep at his place. The next morning he calls out of work, packs a bag, swings by my place to help me get my stuff, and then drives me 450 miles over a mountain in the middle of winter to let me see my grandma one more time.
To see the amount of support he gave me told me that I had found the person who would always have my back.
When I realized we had fun without having to go anywhere or do anything. It just all came so naturally.
She stuck with me through cancer. I knew after the first month of treatment I would marry her.
Edit:I told her about this comment blowing up and she said “what was I supposed to do? I love you.”
The first time I had dinner with his family, we had just gotten done with a hike and his dad texted him to invite him and told him he was welcome to bring me. I was hot, sweaty from the hike, dressed like a hooch in a muscle tank and cut off shorts, and was like do I have time to shower or change?
And he said no, but if I was uncomfortable at all I should just kick him under the table and we could leave. It was so simple, but I’d never felt so thoroughly supported or accepted and I just knew he was my person. Five years later we’re two months happily married.
My Grandmother was in the final moments of life from pretty severe lung cancer. Bed ridden, home health care, body getting pretty stiff already. That man changed her diapers. Cleaned her, cared for her. I’ve never seen any one just do the right thing without being asked, without questioning it, without hesitation.
Any second thoughts I had about him vanished. Someone so inherently good from the core is so rare.
He was in my kitchen in his underwear, looking through my cabinets. He pulled out a little plastic container of sunflower seeds and shook it like a maraca. I realized just how much and how often he made me laugh.
She randomly got up when we were watching tv and ran to one side of the room. “I love you from here…” she said as she ran to the other side of the room. Upon reaching the other wall she looked incredibly upset and looks at me “oh.. I ran out of room.”
I was pretty sure I wanted to and was debating proposing to her but that was when I knew that I was going to marry her. The words “I love you from here…” are inscribed on my wedding band.
A smaller example because I’m not getting married anytime soon, but the guy I’m seeing right now has all sorts of these really sweet moments.
Most recently, I told him that my mom had sent me a package. He asked what she had sent, and I told him she always sent peppermint cookies after Halloween as a “get ready for Christmas!!” Type of thing. I open the package and there are some cool things but no more peppermint cookies. I was a little bummed but no big deal right?
Two days later, I come home to a little package of peppermint cookies. From him. My heart about exploded. It was really sweet and thoughtful – something I never ever got from my ex. It’s funny how sometimes you think you’re asking “too much” but really you’re just asking the wrong person.
The moment my dog I had throughout my abusive relationship (ex), who was also abused and had issues with males, jumped onto his lap and gave him kisses without hesitation. It’s like he was giving me the seal of approval. Been 4 years happily married
I already had a feeling, but when my bf met my mom for the first time. She and I are really close. When we got to her apartment and had some wine she started getting really chatty as she is wont to do. She started telling my boyfriend all about her dating problems and failed relationships.
He was so patient and really listened to her, asking questions offering input every now and then. It was slightly embarrassing because she was clearly tipsy, but I loved how natural it felt to be sitting there with my two favorite people in the world just chatting about life.
I just remember getting up to go to the bathroom so I could have a small cry in private because I knew he was the one.
We are getting married next fall 🙂