Immediately after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, inquiring minds wanted to know how the royal knew his American actress was “the one.” During their official debut as an engaged couple outside Kensington Palace, Peoplereports that Harry responded to the question without hesitation, saying: “The very first time we met.”
Some people believe in love at first sight, while others like taking their sweet time before declaring they’ve fallen hard. This is how these nine guys knew they’d found the one. For some, it was clear from the moment they first met. For others, it wasn’t until she walked down the aisle.
“This is going to make me sound pathetic, but the second I saw her, I knew she was the girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She shook my hand hello, and that was it. I spent three months convincing her to go on a date with me. We’ve now been married for over four years.” —Seth G., 34
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“I woke up in the middle of the night with a fever. I felt disgusting. She could have gone home. We had been dating a month. Only a month. But she woke up and took care of me. No girl ever had that kind of patience and heart. I felt then that she was something special.” —Matthew D., 32
“We were traveling around Europe, probably a year into our relationship, and I realized I wasn’t sick of her. She was down to do what I wanted to do. And I was down to do what she wanted to. If you can travel well with someone, it’s kind of like a deep breath that the rest of the stuff with them will go well.” —Daniel P., 29
“I didn’t know she was the one. I thought she was, but who can be 100 percent sure? I kind of just asked her to get married, hoping it would all just work out. But as I saw her down the aisle, I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this was a really good choice.’” —Brett K., 31
“We did the long distance thing for three months. The further apart we were, the more I hated it. The more I wanted to be with her. The more every other girl in my city just seemed boring compared to her.” —Ken Y., 24
“If a girl can impress your friends, she’s something special. My friends met her for 30 minutes and texted me saying that I shouldn’t do anything to mess this up. I sent them back the thumbs up emoji, and have been working double time to do everything right since then.” —Rob T., 25
“In the same month, I got laid off, had to move out of my apartment, and lost a family member. Nothing was going well for me. My girl was there through it all, and did everything she could to make me feel OK. It was the only thing that got me through a rough time like that.” —Max W., 31
“I knew she was the right one for me, and that I wanted to marry her, but I wanted to see what my parents thought. We all went on a weekend vacation together, and at the end of it, my dad and mom said that I better put a ring on it before it’s too late. A week later, I did. I listen to directions pretty well.” —Dan T., 28
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“Not happy to admit this, but we broke up. She decided to break up with me because I wasn’t changing things she needed me to change about myself. She walked out and stopped answering my calls. That’s when I really started to know she was the one. But it was too late. A month after we broke up, she started dating someone else. She’s married to him now.” —Greg D., 32
The article 9 Guys Share the Moment They Knew She Was ‘The One’originally appeared on Women’s Health.
Source: Men’s Health