Then he showed up in my drama class. We were paired up to do a scene from Romeo and Juliet - the balcony scene, no less - for a competition. Though we didn't win anything, we had a very long bus ride to get to know each other better.
We graduated from high school and went to different colleges, though we stayed in contact. When I would come home, we would go places together. But we were just friends. We’d never even held hands.
Another three and a half years later, both of us more mature and wiser - ha, ha - we decided it was finally time to give "dating" each other a try. After a couple of months, when we realized we felt much more than friendship for each other, we began exclusively dating. Three more months went by, and he asked me to marry him. The theme of his proposal was about dancing, since we'd missed the chance to dance at prom together all those years before.
There are numerous ways the hero and heroine meet in books and movies, but one of my favorites has always been the couple who begin as friends. Maybe that's because I planned on marrying my best friend, even before I met him - and I did.
How did you meet your hubby or boyfriend? What's your favorite way the hero and heroine meet in a book or movie?