When People Knew Their Significant Other Was the One

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honour of the day that reminds us to squeeze our loved ones a little tighter and say I love you a little louder, I have compiled a bunch of beautiful stories of when people knew their significant other was the one.


I asked my Facebook friends for their help in making this article a reality. I posted a status and asked for their input:



The responses I received were incredible. Some were long, some were short, and some were even funny. Thank you to everyone who shared their story!


Let’s start with some longer ones:


My husband walked into the John Deere dealership where I worked and I just knew. I didn't know his name for the longest time but I was just drawn to him like a moth to a flame and honestly it was love at first sight and us coming together was absolute fate. It was as though we needed one another in our lives and we didn't even know it. 3 years of marriage, 2 babies, working side by side everyday and recently launching our own business and here we are!

- Emma, Age 26


The love of my life made me a Valentine’s day sign out of plywood and stuck it in the snow bank at my office. It was hand painted with "Roses are red, tractors are green, you're the prettiest girl I've ever seen." Boy was I embarrassed when I walked into work that day! We hadn't been together too long before he made it, but it worked! 26 years later and he continues to surprise me!

- Karen, Age 52


When Bill and I met, we had been through a lot of hurt and didn't want to get involved. We had  been seeing each other for about a month, we were on his balcony overlooking the Detroit river and he kissed me. We were both shaking. I went home and he had to go on a trip alone to think. I did not sleep all night. We have never been apart since nor did we ever want to be. You can find your soulmate when you are older and life is so great.  We have been together for 20 years, married for 19.

- Linda, Met Bill at Age 49


My husband was my neighbour when we were nine. He teased me so much. I remember one day I came in the house complaining about him. My mother said, "don’t talk about him like that, someday you might marry him." I said, "marry him? I don’t know how his own mother can love him." One day he walked into the restaurant we hung out in, we were 17, and I knew then. The day we got married, my Mom said, "I told you that you would marry him one day." That was 60 years ago. He passed away almost 3 years ago. 57 years of being with the love of my life.

- Nancy, Age 79


For me it was literally love at first sight. We met in high school, the very first day of grade 10 history. There was just something about him that intrigued me. So for the next few months of chatting, teasing, and flirting, we started dating. We have been together ever since - eight years now. We are getting married in July 2020, and it has been one exciting ride with him. But I really knew he was the one when I went to university. We sat for hours in his truck talking about the decisions I needed to make and where to go, but the support was nothing like I had ever imagined. I knew then and there that we were going to be together forever. And it's true now. I was so lucky to find the one at 15.

- Alexx, Age 24


My husband and I have been together for three years. We have been married for eight months now. I fell in love with him much quicker than I ever expected. I've always been a realist about relationships, so I always rolled my eyes at people who were "in love" very quickly. But I knew that I loved him, and I knew that he was the one when I could be entirely myself around him. I realized that I could say whatever I needed to say to him, and I didn't feel anxiety about him judging me. I think it's important to be with someone with whom you can be yourself. That's how you know who the one is.

- Chloe, Age 22


We went on vacation to Boston and on the drive back, we were singing at the top of our lungs and laughing at everything. I just stared up at him, and I realized he was my best friend. I couldn’t imagine laughing, singing, cooking or travelling the world with anyone else. It was in that moment that I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.

- Anonymous


High school sweethearts! We met in grade 9 at our friends’ lockers that were beside each other and we went on a lunch date and it went fine, but I wasn’t interested. I gave him another shot a couple months later... We went camping for a weekend, and we started dating. I would say I knew he was the one on our way home from the camping trip!

- Jessica, Age 22


I think it just happened. I met Tim 35 years ago! He asked me to dance when no one was dancing and I said “um no one is dancing!” He went around the room and got a bunch of different couples to dance and then came back and asked me to dance... made me laugh... I danced with him. I think I fell in love right then!

 - Lynn, Age 53


Matt and I have been together for almost 6 years now, we met when we were only 17 and 18. The moment that stood out most to me in our relationship, the moment that I knew I had found “the one”, was a moment on an ordinary day. We were hanging out at my house and he was sitting on my kitchen counter. I specifically remember this moment and exactly the outfit he was wearing. There were cookies in the oven, and it was nearing the end of the summer. This was the night that Matt told me he loved me for the first time, and it was at this point I knew he wasn’t going to be just my boyfriend but my partner in life. I catch myself reminiscing about this moment years later; we were both young, vulnerable, and in reality quite naïve, but I knew in this moment we were meant to be together. I look forward to see how our love story will change overtime as we get older and grow together.

- Danielle, Age 22


Are you crying yet?



Let’s move on to ones that are shorter but just as sweet:


Dave and I have been together nearly 35 years and married for 32 and a half years. We just seemed to click. We had a little long distance relationship until we got engaged and bought a house together.

- Anne-Marie, Age 52


Friend of a friend of a friend of a friend. Blind date that never ended. Been together over 40 years!

- Elaine, Age 65


We worked together and I had the biggest crush on him (he didn’t even know I existed), and then we went out on a date a couple years later after I had enough guts to message him! We’ve spent every single day together since then! I knew right away! It will be 3 years this May!

- Kenedie, Age 22


When I met her, I didn't know right away, but I was very honest about my past. It was basically “here I am.”

- Korry, Age 43


I knew from our first date! 45 years later, we are still going strong!

- Anne-Marie, Met Significant Other at Age 17


When I met him.

- Devon, Age 23


47 years and it was love at first sight.

- Janet, Age 66


10 years next month. The moment he took the microphone during a TV interview at a rally I was at. He was so articulate. So sexy!

- Chantelle, Age 38


I’m not crying, you’re crying.



And to end us off, some comedic relief:


Mine has lots of swearing and some brief nudity.

- Anonymous


We met for the first time, it was exhilarating, and when my lips finally touched... I knew pizza was there for life. We have been going strong nearly 23 years.

- Kurtis, Age 24


Not quite the typical love story, but nonetheless still great.



I think this article is a beautiful reminder of how love manifests at any age. I hope you enjoyed reading people’s love stories on the day where we celebrate love. Happy love day!