Sometimes it's love at first sight... and sometimes it's not!

In honor of Valentine's Day on Sunday, we decided to get a little romantic this morning. We asked all the happy couples out there in Eastern Iowa to share with us the story of how they met!

Judging from the comments, more and more people are meeting their future significant others online, on either social media or dating apps. I know quite a few people in great relationships that started on Tinder or Bumble, but I just can't bring myself to participate! I had Tinder for approximately 45 minutes before I called it quits. I guess I hope that I'll eventually meet someone the "old-fashioned way."

Whether you met your significant other online or in-person, we want to hear your story! Below are some of our favorites from Facebook. Feel free to share yours in the comments!

  • DeAnna Stecklein Holder - "I met my husband on a blind date on Friday, July 13th, 1990. We have been together for 30 years and married 25 years."
  • Staci Gregorich Sperfslage - "I found my husband in a high school yearbook. I was a freshman living in DBQ and he was a junior living in Manchester. My friend was dating a guy from Manchester and brought his yearbook up one weekend. I was looking through the yearbook and there was this picture of this 'really hot guy.' My friend's boyfriend said, 'I have English class with him, I'll show him a picture of you...' Well, needless to say, 19 years later we have 2 houses, 2 kids, a dog, and a cat. I wouldn't change anything about it."
  • Rose Marie Lemmer - "We met through a mutual coworker in the plumbing aisle at Menards. Been together 4 years on March 8th!"
  • Lacinda Oxley Taplin - "Yahoo Personals. He answered the ad I had placed. We will be together 19 years in April, married 17 years in April."
  • Amy Brooks Kuhn - "We met through Operation Dear Abby. He was stationed in Korea and I dropped a letter in the mail through Operation Dear Abby. He said he dug through thousands of letters and found mine. Within three months, he and I wrote back and forth. I got more letters than his mom did in the whole four years he was in the service. When he got out, I picked him up at the airport. On February 18th, it will be 28 years and married for 27."
  • Karen Sheetz - "I went to a wrestling meet in our hometown of Sigourney when I was a freshman in college. My husband, who was home on leave for Christmas from the Army at the time, sat three rows behind me and asked his brother-in-law who I was. My husband told him that he was going to date me when he was discharged. He did; we married three years later, and we'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary in July. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!"

Iowans Share How They Met Their Significant Others

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