I married my best friend…
Not the “oh he’s my husband, now he’s my best friend” kind of thing, but the “we were friends for 2 years before we even kissed” kind of thing.
He just kind of grew on me!
We actually went to high school together and have a ton of mutual friends, but we never said a word to each other then. Years later our friend Chad was getting married and he told me I should be Mike’s date. So I was, and for the next 2 years we spent A LOT of time together. We went to a lot of weddings together, out for dinner once a week, talked all the time on the phone (before texting). He saw me date a few decent guys that did not make the cut and I watched him go on a bunch of first dates.
One day it just changed. I found myself a little jealous when he talked about a girl and he surprised me one night by asking if I was ever going to give him a chance. A month later I did and we never looked back.
22 years later and the moral of my story is: be with someone who you like enough to be quarantined with.