Like many of you , I have been following Naughty Mum's thead on her new relationship and like many of you find it an intersting read . I am therefore wondering how many of you have interesting stories on how you met your current partner . Was it love at first site?
Well here is mine and I hope you find it interesting . All is 100% true apart from I have fictionalised the names to protect the other parties identity. If you believe in fate then read on if you don't this may change your mind as the odds were heavily stacked against me meeting my partner who is now my Mrs.
It was Thursday March 27th 1989 and I had agreed to act as an escort ( not sexual type) for my mate and work colleagues fiance Julie . My mate Roger had been sent on a bank course at Knebworth and would be away for 2 weeks and he asked me if I would take Julie out as she was a bit of a party animal and hated stopping in. How could I turn down a request like this ? Whilst she wasn't my type she was very attractive none the less .
My own situation was still a bit complicated . Just around 6 months previous I split up from my fiance as I felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere and I was at the time still on the rebound and was not looking for a gf at this time .
As well as Julie I agreed to meet up with 2 of my regular drinking buddies Andy and Jim and we all met up in the town centre with the intention of going to the bright lights of Manchester were there are zillions of exciting nightclubs .
However as we all met up the heavens above us opened up and we got showered. Women be women they never seem to be prepared for the weather. Julie was no exception. All she was wearing was a short white cocktail type dress which contrasted well with her deeply tanned legs . Me being a gentleman surrended my jacket to her and she tried to keep us both dry as well as she could under her women's ( small ) umbrella . With the 2 lads in tow as well we decided to go to a local night club in town as we all aniticipated looking like drowned rats if we went to our intended destination .
When we got into the local night club me and Julie settled for a couple of brandys and cuddled together to get warm. Andy and Jim were OK as they were better prepared and they bought there usual bottle beers but served in a plastic glass for nightclub safety reasons.
Not knowing to me I was already spotted by my now partner and wife but she was put off a little by the fact that I appeared to have a girlfiriend in tow . She was with a party of girls , all child minders at a nursery school and they had apparently decided to go out as a one off as well . They normally go to a nightclub in an other nearby town of Oldham called Butterflies .
Julie asked me if I fancied getting up for a dance so I obliged. It was at this point I noticed an attractive blond girl looking at me but it was well over 100m away so I presumed she was looking at someone else. I did notice ehen I looked in her direction she looked sharply away so I guessed something was going on. But boy did I like the look of her .
Later on I felt a tap on my shoulder and it was one of my rock chick friends Mandy who like me had ditched the rockers uniform for a more conventional style of dress . After exchanging pleasentries she enquired on who Julie was. I expalined she wasn't my girlfriend but my mates fiance. She then advised me that a friend she was with quite fancied me and wanted to know if I was single. Mandy then dragged me over after palming Julie onto Jim .
Mandy then introduced me to this girl and it was the very girl that had been looking at me from a distance and I felt my heart pounding with fluttering butterflies a sensation I havn't felt before. Before I could say anything we both just went for a snog and cuddle as we both felt it was just right. After coming up for air I explained the situation with Julie and we just laughed about it because she thought Julie was my GF which had put her off . At end of the night we exchanged phone numbers and then we started dating and as they say the rest is history . We got married some 5 years later and have a son who is now a teenager. As well as the wedding anniversry we also celebrate this anniversry .
I still think fate sealed us that night because the odds of meeting were stacked against us and yes I do believe in fate and also love at first site. And this, my story is the proof.