We asked Cracked Readers on Facebook, “Did you and your partner meet in an unconventional way? How?” We were not surprised to learn many of you met your now-spouses on message boards, but we were surprised quite a few of you met The One while with Another One. Here are 17 of the most absurd stories. 

TELL US NOW. PSYCH WARD ROMANCE Autumn P. tells US, We met on a psychiatric ward. I mean... I'm a nurse and he's a guard, but it still gets a ton of interesting looks when we tell people that. He's like, 'Yeah, I picked this one up at the asylum.' CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. AMERICAN IDIOTS Andy C. says, I accidentally broke her toe in a Green Day mosh pit. 19 years later, we're still together. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. ON THE SET OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS Jessa H. tells US, We met in the Green Dragon pub on the Hobbiton Movie Set. I was a tour guide for the summer, he was a bar tender. We fell in nerdy love & he's my favorite person ever. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. RIGHT DATE, WRONG PERSON Travis P. says, She worked at a movie theater and I had brought a date to that theater. We already knew each other through the grapevine but hadn't met. All we said to each other was 'Hi!' But there was so much electricity and compatibility in the air that I immediately knew I had taken the wrong person on that date. I went home and poked her on Facebook (back when that was a thing) and now 10 years and two kids later we run a business together. CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. FINDING LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE Zig M. says, I'm a firefighter, she's a cop. We met at a water rescue where she pulled one victim alive out of the water and we were recovering his wife's body. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. HAUNTED BEGINNINGS Wil E. says, I met my spouse on while being a guide on a ghost tour. I had some extra seats left on our trolley so I went to see if anyone from the walking groups wanted to do the trolley (which was typically sold out) and as I walked in the door of the business, she was walking out with two friends. The three had wanted to do the trolley and lo and behold I happened to have 3 seats open, but she had to sit next to the skeleton in the front seat

TELL US NOW. GRAND THEFT HEART Kevin M. says, I met my wife on the mean streets of Los Santos. One day I got a friend request from a name I didn't recognize. I sent my usual reply to those: 'Who the f**k are you?'We started going one GTA 'dates' watching the sunset from the lighthouse, riding the rides at the pier and shooting the snot out of each other in 1vl death matches. We've been married five years now, and every year on our anniversary I send a thank you note to Rockstar Games. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT Elizabeth R. says, I met my husband at a funeral. I buried three grandparents in the course of 4 months. At the first funeral, I was with my boyfriend of a few years. At the second, I broke up with said boyfriend when I told him when the funeral would be and he replied 'Again?!' At the third funeral, I saw and asked to be introduced to my now husband. Our first conversation was about 20 feet away from my grandpa's casket.. We've been married for 16 years and have four beautiful kids together. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. INSTANT FIREWORKS Amanda G. says, I worked at the arcade next to a pizza place where he was a driver. I asked him for a ride to the fireworks on the Fourth of July. We joke that I just never got out of his car, and 23 years later, we still spend nights talking, with him sitting in his Lazy Boy and me sitting on the couch next to him. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. FAKE ACCENT, REAL CONNECTION Robin M. says, Went to a party. There were two foreign exchange girls there from England. Had about 30 seconds of conversation with one of them before I realized she was not from England and was just messing with everyone using a fake accent. I called her a liar. Then I hit on her friend all night. Got drunk. Apparently asked her on a date, but did not remember and stood her up the next night. For reasons I cannot comprehend, she looked for me for days knowing only my first name. Found

TELL US NOW. EVIL DEAD LOVE Anna W. says, I had just moved to a new city and got cast in a production of Evil Dead the Musical. He had played guitar for the show before with the same company and came to see it, and saw me as a Deadite and was like YUP, HER.We started dating a few months later, continued to collaborate in productions as actors and musicians, and just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. DOCTOR LOVE POLICE PUBLIC BOX Lauren D. says, First met him at a Doctor Who convention, then four months later at another Doctor Who convention. It was there that I discovered we both went to the same university, doing some of the same subjects, and that he'd seen me around campus but had been too shy to approach me. We've been together for 12+ years now CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. A TESTAMENT TO PICK-UP LINES Michael B. says, I was at a dance club by myself. I looked across the dance floor and saw the most beautiful woman in the world. I ran across the dance floor, told her SO...then left the club. Two weeks later, she found me. 11 years later, we finally married. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. DAVE AND BUSTERS Sheila S. says, We met in an online dating app, nothing unusual about that. However we only talked via email, text or phone for months. We were both single parents and couldn't coordinate a date. In the end we met at Dave & Busters with the kids. We told them we were meeting friends. We haven't been separated since and married EXACTLY 1 year later, next April is 15 years. Kids are grown up now, and it's just US. We couldn't be happier. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. CRAIGSLIST CONNECTION swap missed housing artists connect childcare musicial classes pets atlan events politics general craigslist rants & groups rideshar local news community volunted create a posting lost+found activities missed account services my artists connection childcare musicians. Nathan D. says, My friend-coworkers placed a personal ad for me on Craigslist. Perhaps kinda as a joke. A girl answered and we started talking. We had our ten year wedding anniversary last week. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. FATEFUL BUS RIDE Lindsey D. tells US, On a city bus on the way to a poetry reading, I was nervous and reading the poems in my head, so I talked to the random stranger sitting next to me to calm my nerves. After the hour long bus ride, I got off, and he got off as well. We simultaneously realized we were both going to the same poetry reading. That was 2014. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. LOVE EMERGENCY Carmen R. tells US, I am a medic. Her boy did something he shouldn't have (he was 3 at the time) she panicked and phoned an ambulance, I showed up. She invited me for coffee the rest is history. We are going on three years dating now. Her boy just turned 6. Love them with all my heart. 1 became 4 after a 911 call.... CRACKED.COM
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