I waited an extra hour after an exam for her to finish just so I could go ask her to coffee.
Together for 10 years married for 5, 1 month old daughter.
2. The Feeling Was Mutual
She was designated to show me around my new workplace and I instantly developed a massive crush on her. Wanted to ask her out but was very conflicted as for the first week or two she never said anything to me that wasn’t job related. Anyway, found the “how to show someone new around” company guide and saw there she was supposed to have coffee and lunch with me until I got settled in so first I thought “eh she must really not like me if she skipped these”; but then I thought to use it as a semi-funny way to ask her out.
A week later I was talking to her so I opened the file and said “hey, says right here you owe me lunch, so wanna grab something to eat?”. She uhmed a bit and asked to see the guide and I thought I had failed miserably; she unenthusiastically agreed and we went for lunch later that day where she told me she actually has a massive crush on me and was just being extremely awkward both at the beginning when she skipped them and when I asked her out. I thought it was extremely cute and we’ve been together for a while now.
She was a barista at a local Starbucks during a bus driver’s strike in Ottawa, seven years back. I had to walk about 40 minutes in the snow to get to work, so I would stop by Starbucks for a latte. We flirted for a couple of weeks and I was known to her as “Venti Chai Latte” for the longest time.
At some point, she made a Doctor Horrible joke and I thought “No. This is it. Do it, man! Ask her out!” I ended up asking for her email address, because I’m a huge dork. We went on a first date the following Wednesday and we’ve been snugglin’ ever since. Seven years, married for two.
In eighth grade, my buddy decided I needed a girlfriend. He started asking out girls for me. One of our friends decided the same thing for one of her friends and told me to ask her out and that she’d say yes. So that’s what I did! Come lunch, I walked over and our first words to each other were, “Hi, will you go out with me?” I was 14.
It’s now been 10 years and we’re still going strong.