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Men Reveal What They First Thought Of The Girls Who Later Became Their Girlfriends

Way before two people fall in ~love~, they're just two strangers meeting for the first time.

Now, according to the movies, you're supposed to just “know” when you've met “the one,” but as anyone who's ever experienced anything real in life can and will tell you, what happens in the movies isn't usually how the story goes.

To be honest, I don't even really remember my first impression of my boyfriend the day we met. In my defense, we were at a bar called the “Sloppy Tuna,” and was so drunk, I literally had to store his name in my phone as “Brian (Sloppy Tuna),” so I could remember exactly who he was when I sobered up.

So yeah, my first impression wasn't exactly what fairy tales and story books are written about. But I will say, I knew I liked him, and for the first time in a while, I was really excited about someone I had met.

That being said, did I know he'd go on to be my first long-term boyfriend? Absolutely not.

A recent Reddit thread asked men to share their first impressions of their girlfriends long before they knew they were ever going to date.

Read along as these guys share their sometimes questionable and most of the time adorable responses:

It was love at first sight.

When I met her in person, I truthfully had one of those "love at first sight" moments.

She had a baby blue mazda miata. She was wearing a blue checkered shirt over a white tank top, dark blue jeans and converse. She didn't get out of her car right away she just kinda sat there. She was nervous/shy. We had been talking for a few weeks prior to meeting so finally getting to meet the person I was already relatively infatuated with was amazing.


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He loved her smile.

I thought she was extremely pretty, and had a lot of sweetness to her demeanor. I also loved her smile, and her glistening hair.

Unfortunately, we are no longer together, but we had a fantastic 5+ year relationship.


It was her style that did it for him.

Ha, she had the cutest southern accent and dressed like the type of woman I always wanted to date. Married now with a kid on the way. Still a great dresser.


It was her style that didn't do it for him initially.

Barely noticed her due to how she dressed back then.

Oversized T-shirt and 90s Umbro shorts. Unfashionable glasses.

So not the most memorable first meeting.

That was the very late 90s.


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He knew she was going to be an important player in his life.

This woman is going to change my life.

We broke up. I got a full time job offer at my internship months after the breakup so I guess it worked out. Still miss her though.


They go way back to third grade.

We originally met in third grade, and back then I thought "She's so pretty, but why is she always mean to me?"

When we reconnected not long before we got together, and my impression this time was "Whoa, she is unbelievably hot and stunning. She has to already have a boyfriend, so no way I can date her."


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She was nice but plain.

That's while she's nice, she's very plain. I was not wrong at the time but a lot has changed since.


Even though there was a sadness to her, she was incredible.

She was cute, sweet, awkward… She was also very sad, but she tried not to show it. When I first met her, I thought she was a pretty incredible person. So I married her.


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Her smile combined with her accent sent him over the edge.

Most intense smile I ever saw, even from across the room. Then I spoke to her and heard her Aussie accent. AND she loved playing Cards Against Humanity.



She was chatty… in a good way.

She won't shut up, but it's the only time I've ever not minded.


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She excluded him in a group project.

She was really hot but also very shy and unapproachable. She didn't speak my language very well. It was a group setting and she added everybody on FB except me, so what was the deal with her?!

That was 8 years ago in college.


He thought she was the prettiest girl in his class.

prettiest girl in class


All he could think was “wow.”


I was working in a bookshop and this tall curvy vission walks in. I immediately approach the counter and ask if I can help her with anything. Turns out she was there to see one of my coworkers because they were friends.

Ended up being introduced and we were friends for around 5 years then we went on a date and we're celebrating 7 years together next October.


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He thought she was way out of his league.

She is pretty and cool, probably wouldn't go for a guy like me.


And, boy, did she prove him WRONG.

Citations: What did you think of your SO when you first met them? (Reddit)

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Candice Jalili


Candice is a staff writer here at Elite Daily. She possesses both the body and the humor of a 15-year-old boy while she enjoys the lifestyle of a 75-year-old woman.
Candice is a staff writer here at Elite Daily. She possesses both the body and the humor of a 15-year-old boy while she enjoys the lifestyle of a 75-year-old woman.

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