A "meet cute" is a term in movies and TV for when two characters meet each other for the first time in an embarrassing, awkward or hilariously hostile way. But sometimes, real life is even better than life on the screen. We scoured the internet to find the best examples of real life meet cutes. Here is what people shared.
Tinder isn't the only app that brings people together. Take Redditor uhramsey, for example:
"I was really shy around girls I liked in high school and one day I randomly added a girl on snapchat and "accidentally" sent her a snapchat of a bag of chips saying "remember these?" and then quickly sent another that said "sorry wrong person". That was my junior year and now Im in my 2nd semester of college and I'm still dating that girl. She brings it up all the time and gives me a lot of shit for it but I still got her so it's whatever. I do hate thinking back to this story because of how creepy and cringey it is."
Out of all the things that a guy has "accidentally" sent a girl on Snapchat, chips are the best-case scenario.
"It was my first day working on my very first movie set.
I was the on set costumer (basically anything to do with actor's clothing was my job).
It was a kids movie so obviously there were a lot of kid actors running around. As I walked to set for the first time from the trailers one of the kids pointed to a man I had never met and said to me, "that guy loves you" loud enough for both of us to hear.
I was mortified.
But I looked at him and smiled and said, 'apparently you love me'. He said, 'I guess I do'.
We celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary in August."
"She fell into my lap at a Christmas party. Literally! I was sitting on a couch; she came in, tripped over something — and landed on my lap. Not sure what was said after that, but we had a date two weeks later; got married six months later — and had 38 wonderful years until she died last year."
Cosmopolitan.com shared a story by a woman only going by Liz, a 24-year-old woman who worked at a restaurant:
"I met my fiancé on a Saturday night about five years ago when the most beautiful man I'd ever seen walked into the restaurant I was working in. He was with his best friend and they didn't have a dinner reservation and it was the busiest time of night at one of the city's busiest restaurants, but I sat them right away regardless. After that, I headed back to the hostess stand and immediately started gushing about how beautiful that man was. Not even two minutes later, the phone at the hostess stand rang and it was him. I looked over to see him across the restaurant with his phone to his ear, and I heard him say, 'It's Jeff. Let me take you out tonight to thank you for seating us so quickly.' The rest is history."
When high school romance and Roald Dahl references combine, the results are surprisingly romantic. BoredEntertainMe said in an AskReddit:
"In Highschool. She's pretty short & when we met she was wearing overall's. I thought she looked like a cute little oompa loompa. So I looked at her & said "What's up Oompa". She got mad and punched me in the arm."
BoredEntertainMe later went on to clarify that they'e been together 15 years, so somehow it worked!
The Way We Met is an adorable Instagram account featuring couples talking about, well, the way they met. One Instagram user submitted:
"We met in high school. I'm a year older than him but we both played on the soccer team. One day his toe fell off. No literally, mid-soccer game he broke his big toe and it was hanging on by a thin piece of skin. He was cringing and screaming. Stuff like that doesn't bother me so I sat by his side until his family came and took him to the hospital. For the next 4 years we were best friends. Last year, I got into a horrible car accident and became paralyzed from the waist down. I was in the hospital for 7 months and he drove 6 hours every weekend to sit next to me and hold my hand as I slept. That was it. I loved him, and I think he always loved me too. The minute I was out of the hospital he officially asked me to be his girlfriend, wheelchair and all. It's been a year now, and I know I found my soulmate."
No, we're not crying on our keyboards at work. YOU ARE!