By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

‘The Way We Met’ Instragram Proves There’s Someone Out There For You.

One of the best things about meeting a couple that's deeply in love is finding out how it all got started: People meet each other at the most unlikely times and in the most unlikely places, and hearing those tales often reaffirms our faith in everything romantic.

Now, there's entire Instagram account dedicated to exactly that. The account is called The Way We Met, and it documents ordinary couples from all over the world and asks them how they ran into each other for the first time. Some of the stories are surprising, others are incredibly sweet -- and if you're in need of a mood booster, all of these love origin stories will make you smile.

"If you would have told me I was going to meet my husband at an erotic poetry reading in South Korea, I would have told you you were crazy. But it just goes to show how unpredictable life is. Back in 2010, I was working in Seoul when I had been asked to recite a few poems at an erotic poetry show. I took public transportation to the venue and packed my dress and heels in a bag so I wouldn't have to wear them on the 2 hour train ride. When I arrived, I headed straight to the washroom to change. However, to get to the washroom, I had to walk outside and into another building. On my way back, now in heels and a little black dress, I bumped into a handsome man standing outside. He smiled at me, and I smiled back. When the show began, I got up on stage and read my poems. I was so nervous, I didn't notice the same man from outside watching me from the crowd. He then took the stage right after me. As DeAndre recited his erotic poems, he looked straight at me the entire time. It was pretty intense and hot! After the show, he came up to me and said, "I don't care where you're going after this, but I'm joining you." Admittedly, I was intrigued by his forwardness. We spent the rest of the night dancing and laughing. He then put me in a cab and promised we'd see each other again one day. He left Korea for the states 3 days later. Soon after, my contract ended and I went backpacking through South East Asia. I then took another contract in Morocco. All the while, DeAndre was deployed in Iraq. We would email and speak on the phone as much as possible. In Summer of 2013, I was living in Toronto. DeAndre had some vacation time saved up so he decided to come visit me for 2 weeks. To be honest, I was never the romantic type and being independent was a huge part of my identity. But when DeAndre left to return to the US, he took my heart with him. A year later, his contract with the Army was up and he moved to Canada. He enrolled in culinary school to become a chef and we began our life together. We were married in December 2014- exactly 4 years after the day we met. Now I'm a bona fide hippie loving tree hugger who loves love, kale, and healing circles. Who would have thought?"

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"We met at a Mexican restaurant in Austin. She was sitting with a friend of mine from college and I ended up talking to her for the rest of the night. She was nervous around me, mostly because I was super gay and she wasn't...yet. We had an instant connection but it took 5 weeks of friendship before she finally admitted to having feelings for me. She had never been in a gay relationship before. She was the head cheerleader date the football player kind of girl. She never in a million years thought she would end up with a woman. Over the next 6 years I would chase her pretty much across the country. She moved to 4 different cities for work and wouldn't move back to Austin because there wasn't enough "fashion" (oh, if you only knew her). We did long distance for years. I finally convinced her to move back to Texas, we agreed on Dallas, where I started my own apartment locating company. For years she struggled with being gay. It wasn't something anyone expected, including her, and her friends and family weren't very accepting at first. Her mother pretty much refused to acknowledge that I even existed for the first 3.5 years of our relationship. I would have to leave our apartment when she came to town for Christmas, and Kayla would have to take down all our photos from the fridge and hide my clothes. It wasn't until my own mother passed away in 2013 that things changed. Kayla's mom sent flowers to the funeral and texted me- something she had never done before. After that, our relationship changed and Kayla's mom wanted to be a part of our lives. Now she calls me more than she calls Kayla! We are closer than ever and It's amazing. I asked her for her blessing to propose to Kayla and she couldn't be more excited to plan a wedding. I am so thankful we were able to move past our jagged history because many families are not able to. I proposed to Kayla in St. Thomas in the ocean. I told her she better put the ring on her finger before I drop it. Finally after six years of dating, I get to marry the girl of my dreams." (📸: @imsteph)

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