How did you meet your spouse?

Asked by Josh Board on June 3, 2009

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Jill Betka

We just got engaged. We first met at a Chargers game but got engaged at a Padres game. We had a mutual friend who [my fiancé] had known since kindergarten. That friend called me up and said I was sitting with him. I was scared. And I’m a Broncos fan, so I was cheering for them, even with all the Chargers season-ticket holders around us. That first date was a rowdy game. Then we all went to a concert together, and it was a year and a half of us getting to know each other before the first date. We actually had our first kiss before our first date, which was a Padres game. And I’m a Rockies fan, too.

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Bob Bramson

I had gotten back to my apartment after the horse races in Hollywood Park. It was a Saturday and I was tired, but a buddy of mine called and invited me to a party. He said there were a lot of new hides there…that’s what we called women back then. Judy was there, and as I walked out to the balcony she was coming in. We tried to walk around each other and went the same way so I said, “We might as well dance.” And then we did dance, and one thing led to another. We started dated in 1964 and got married in 1966.

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Kristin Bramson

I met Steve at my friend’s bachelorette party. She had gone up to him because one of the games was getting a business card from a guy with the same initials she’d have once she got married. She needed to find an S.O. He was an S.B. and said it was half, and I became the official on whether or not that would stand. I went over and talked to Steve, and he started flirting with me and bought me a drink. I told him I was already dancing with some other guy, but that didn’t stop him.

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Cynthia Mary

Which one? The first one I met at college, in the dorm I was living at. The second one at a café in San Diego. In college, we lived on the same floor, and I was known for my cooking. On a Sunday I was making French toast, and he said it smelled good. He was a good cook, too. We went to engineering school together. The second [husband] was [met] when I moved back after living in Greece for 12 years. I was feeling misunderstood by Americans and was working in a café and always talked to him and his friends. When I stormed out after a fight with my boss, he was driving by. He pulled over and asked me out to dinner.

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Ariel Conde

I was dating a girl who worked in the same building. She was nice, but after six months she transformed and was overbearing and bossy. She wanted to get married and set a date, which was news to me. I lent her money to pay rent and get her car back from being towed away. She didn’t get along with my family. Meanwhile, I got to know all the people she worked with, including her supervisor. After we broke up, I asked her supervisor out. That was December 1982. We married in 1985 and have been together ever since. I guess we owe it to my ex-girlfriend.

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Ann Moore

I met my spouse while delivering mail. His parents went camping, and I was going inside and feeding their birds. He had just gotten back from Vietnam, and I didn’t realize he was in the house. I was at the birdcage and he came up behind me. That’s how we met. Back in those days, letter carriers sometimes did a lot of those extra things for people on their route.


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