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What's the most romantic thing to ever happen to you?

Asked by science_girl89 (236points) October 28th, 2008

Just curious, but what is it. I’m talking anything big to small, You’ve Got Mail over the rainbow kiss, to Stranger than Fiction’s “I want you” moment.

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asmonet's avatar

Nothing has ever happened to me I would say, but as I mentioned to another Flutherite, I’ve grabbed someone in a totally cheesy 80s movie way and kissed them with my foot kicked up. In the rain. I hear they found it rather enjoyable.

augustlan's avatar

All three of the marriage proposals I’ve received were utterly romantic, in a completely abnormal way.
1st @ 17 years old: BF and I had talked about marriage for months…it was a foregone conclusion, though we were not officially engaged yet. He was upset that I was discussing our future marriage with my best friend, as we were “not engaged”. I told him “Fine. I don’t want to discuss it with you either, then, until you’re on one knee with a ring in your hand.” What I didn’t know was that he had the ring already, and was planning to propose to me that night. He did. We didn’t end up married, though. Thank God.

2nd @ 19 years old: We had the ring on layaway, and “visited” it regularly to make payments, and dream. When there should have been 4 months of payments left on the ring, my BF paid it off in secret, and planned to propose in a romantic way, at the right time. The day he paid off the ring, he picked me up after work to drive me home. Halfway out of an industrial park, he suddenly swerved into the parking lot of a convenience store, jumped out of the car, came around to my side and threw open the door. Before I could say “What the hell…” he was down on one knee in the Dash-In parking lot, ring in hand. Afterwards, he told me he’d been too excited to wait, and couldn’t stop himself. We were married seventeen years.

3rd (and FINAL, DAMMIT!) @ 37 years old:
I was never gonna’ get married again. Very 1st guy I dated after I got seperated felt the same way. We fell in love, against our better judgement. He asked me to marry him anyway, before my divorce was final. I said NO. Asked me 4 more times. I said NO. While talking about something else entirely, he practically shouted “Are you gonna’ marry me when you get divorced?” I said YES. He was happily stunned. I then told him that that was the least romantic proposal ever. He took me onto his lap, put his head on my shoulder and whispered into my neck “Lisa, I love you more than anything in the world. Will you please, please marry me?” We cried. We’ve been happily married for 3 years.

Whew…that was long! Sorry : )

chicadelplaya's avatar

So funny this question was asked today. Today I had lunch with a good friend/ almost boyfriend I knew way back in junior high and high school. We recently reconnected through Facebook. He had been trying to find me for a long time. It’s been 18 years. The only reason he was an ‘almost boyfriend’ is because he was a good friend of an old boyfriend of mine, wanted to do the right thing, and not hurt his feelings. He began to tell me how much he was in love with me for so long, even long after high school. I had written him a couple love letters 19 years ago and he kept them all this time.
This friend is minister and motivational speaker for many different Christian camps all over the country. He went on to tell me that at a few of these events, not too long ago, he stood up in front of a very large group of teens and read parts of a letter I had once written him. The whole reason behind this was to explain to these kids that, in his experience at the time, he had a love letter in his hands from a girl he loved but still questioned and doubted within himself if he was worthy of her. Moral of his story was to encourage them to not doubt themselves and always believe they are worthy to have the love they want. I never knew he had ever felt like this, until today.
The ending to this story is bitter sweet. My dear friend is happily married with 2 little boys and one on the way and I am so happy for him. I think after all this time he was just giddy to share his treasured story with me. It was beautiful. He is truly the most wonderful, kind, and amazing man I have ever met in my life, and even though I know we will never be together, I feel truly blessed to have him in my life and as my friend.
I know this may not be your typical romantic story, but honestly today I have never felt so much love from a man in all my life. I’ve had tears of joy and sadness in my eyes all day. I am forever changed.

qualitycontrol's avatar

My last girlfriend who dumped me, one night I drove her home in a bad snow storm. It was late, and as she was leaving she took off the necklace she was wearing and hung it on my rear view mirror. It was a silver butterfly with little fake diamonds encrusted in it. She said it was for good luck and told me to drive safely. I’ve always had bad luck driving since I started (many car accidents). Nothing happened to me while it was there. After we broke up I still left it hanging there as my good luck charm. But as I moved on I took it down. A couple weeks later I was rear ended. That was the most romantic thing a girl has actually done for me. tear

deaddolly's avatar

Absolutely nothing.

Bri_L's avatar

@augustlan – long and beautiful!
@chicadeplaya – wonderful, wonderful story! I appreciate your ability to appreciate someone’s love you can’t have the way you would like.

deaddolly's avatar

@Augustian I know. I can honestly say I’ve never been in love.
It used to bother me, but not so much anymore. I’m too set in my ways now, no one could/would put up with me!!!

mea05key's avatar

zero sad miserable lonely life

deaddolly's avatar

@mea I had the same answer, but I’m not sad or miserable. lol
Life is what you make it. You don’t need a s/o to make you happy. It’s nice if it happens, but it’s not a necessity. To me anyway!

scamp's avatar

Well there are a few, so I’ll try to be brief.

1. When I met my SO, he flew me from Florida to Newark and had a limo witing to pick me up at the airport. It took me to his condo where he was waiting with a rented motorhome for the roadtrip back to Florida we had planned. (Our first date lasted 13 days!)

2. The first birthday I spent with my SO was in a very nice restaurant. He arranged ahead of time to have 3 dozen roses on the table.

3. SO arranged with my boss for some time off, packed my bags, and after work one day he picked me up in yet another rented motorhome. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going, because it was a surprise. We spent the week on Lake George in the Adorondacks!!

4. Last Christmas day, SO surprised me once again for a trip to NYC to see the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. New York is even more magical on christmas Day. there is hardly anyone there, and we had the whole city to ourselves until noon!!

5. For my birthday last month, SO took me on a dinner cruise on Toms River.

So to sum it all up, my last 6 years with SO has been the most romantic for me.

In a couple weeks, he’s taking me on a sight seeing trip to DC

generalspecific's avatar

scamp: you sound pretty spoiled! but in a good way of course :)

I can’t think of anything to terribly romantic.. except that when I came back from a 10 day trip my boyfriend at the time gave me a dozen roses. Totally caught me off guard.
Oh, and that same boyfriend gave me the DaVinci Code (hardback too!), three roses, and wrote me a poem for valentines day. Which was pretty sweet considering we’d only been dating for ten days.

scamp's avatar

@generalspecific Thanks! He’s a keeper, huh?? Sounds like you’re on the way to getting pretty spoiled yourself! Good going girl!!

madsmom1030's avatar

The most romantic thing to ever happen to me is also one of the saddest. My husband of 5 years was severally bipolar and killed himself a year and a half ago. I held him as he died even though he didn’t know I was there and told him I loved him and would make sure I raised our daughter to become a beautiful woman and kissed him goodbye. I couldn’t clean out his car so my father-in-law volunteered. At somepoint before my husband died he must have had to wait for me and wrote a love letter and tucked it into a criminal law book I was studying at the time. It was found the day after he died and read at his funeral. It brought everyone to tears and it told me how much this man had loved me. I will share it for you:

Our relationship has had its
Share of ups and downs
Hours of laughing and smiles.
Sometimes dats of crying and frowns.
You have been my rock, my warm, safe place.
Even when all of my troubles have been so hard to face.
You have become my life.
I could never want anything more.
You are an angel, that is for sure.
My love for you grows stronger every day.
I love you completely in every way.
The good things and the bad, through thick and thin.
I’ll be by your side until the very end.

Bri_L's avatar

@madsmom1030-thank you or sharing. I am sorry for your loss.

augustlan's avatar

@madsmom: So sorry for your loss.

noraasnave's avatar

@madsmom: tears for you, always tears for you, my love.

kruger_d's avatar

I was a camp counselor working at the teepee site, several miles from the main camp. Water and food was delivered daily, alway acompanied by a love poem from my boyfriend who was working at the main site.

science_girl89's avatar

I’ve been trying for two days to think of something to answer my own question with. I just remembered something! The most romantic thing that has ever happened to me I discredit all the time because I’ll never see the guy again…

One of my friends in high school (I knew him for three years) was really sweet and funny. Anyway, long story… but the night before I had to leave town (forever) he and two other friends were writing in my yearbook… He wrote that he found out in senior year he liked me, but I was already dating somebody else… he told me not to look until I got to California, and by then it was too late.

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