i’m a sucker for a love story. a good one. a cheesy one. a sappy one. a romantic one. a cute one. an old one. a new one. one that’s been a long time coming. it’s probably because i don’t have one of my own.
i especially like to hear the stories of how people met in case it gives me an idea of something new to try.
oh, you met in college? darn, i’ve already graduated. from undergrad AND grad school.
oh, you met at the laundromat? the only guy i see is the homeless man who offers to carry my laundry in. i’ve just carried it 3.5 blocks, sir, i can manage these last 15 feet. maybe i’ll try the one in your neighborhood?
oh, you met while you were abroad? i was just in italy! i didn’t meet any single men under the age of 40.
oh, you met at the bar? i went bar hopping last night/last weekend/last month. didn’t come across any winners. but did you know the octoberfest beers are out now? yeah, goodbye summer, hello fall.
oh, you met at work? everyone i work with is married. or is old enough to be my father.
oh, you met online? which site? yeah, tried that one. ok, i’ll try it again. maybe could you read my profile before i post?
oh, you met in the produce section of the grocery store? my friends are due back soon, so i’ll have a reason to go to that section of the store again.
oh, you met on the airplane? i have a few flights coming up, surely i’ll get a good seatmate. or at least one that will STOP CALLING ME, SHIRLEY.
but what i really adore are the stories of lasting love. and couples laughing together. and supporting one another. the latest story to melt my heart is here. it’s EXACTLY the type of story i want to cuddle up in bed with. it contains love. humor. sauciness. a couple just starting out. and how they entertained each other when they had nothing to rub together but their imaginations.
so while i continue to search for my love story, tell me yours.