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    Category: Engaged

    Engagement can be a bit like romantic purgatory for some, but at least you get to test drive a ring.

    The Language Of Lazy Love

    | CA, USA | Engaged

    (I have the day off, and my fiancée is just about to go back to work after her lunch break. As she gets ready, I look at her and move my arms in a silent gesture of ‘hug me, please.’ She rolls her eyes and walks over to hug me.)

    Fiancée: “Use your words, hon.”

    Me: “I don’t have to! You knew exactly what I meant!”

    Fighting Words

    | Kansas City, KS, USA | Engaged

    (My fiancé and I are competitive people and love challenging each other to new games. He suggested ‘words with friends’ recently. English is his second language. I’m an English major.)

    Fiancé: “What the f***! 50 points?!”

    Me: “You forfeited?”

    Fiancé: “All I had were ‘A’s.”

    Me: “Aw, that was a close game. New one?”

    Fiancé: “Yeah.”

    (We play.)

    Fiancé: “Over 100 points in two turns? What?!”

    Me: “I had a blank tile.”

    Fiancé: “Start over.”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I play a complex word.)

    Fiancé: “What does that even MEAN?”

    Me: “It’s a parasitic creature.”

    Fiancé: “I’m done.”

    Me: “With words with friends, or…?”

    Fiancé: “Words.”

    Me: “In general?”

    (True to his word, he didn’t speak to me the rest of the day.)

    I Knee’d Not Know

    | Liverpool, England, UK | Engaged

    (My fiancé and I are sitting on the sofa watching TV. I am sat at one end with my feet on his lap when this happens. He starts slowly moving his hand up my leg under my trousers.)

    Me: “What are you doing?”

    Fiancé: *suddenly grabbing my knee* “Going for your knee! If I rub it, a genie might come out. After all, it’s called a geKNEE!”

    You Are My Sunshine, My Nerdy Sunshine

    | Toronto, ON, Canada | Engaged

    (My fiancé, some friends, and I all go to a huge Anime convention. I am dressed up as a character who has one exposed arm in her outfit, with lots of elaborate tattoos. It is very hot and sunny, so I end up getting a pretty bad sunburn. When we get back to the hotel, my fiancé and I hop in the shower to wash off the grime from the day and the tattoos I had painted on me.)

    Fiancé: *randomly starts scrubbing me* “You looked like you needed help.”

    Me: “Yeah… this paint is actually pretty hard to get off.”

    (After several long minutes of scrubbing and rinsing, my fiancé starts laughing really hard.)

    Me: “What? What’s so funny?”

    Fiancé: “Your arm! You still have tattoos on it!”

    (The paint apparently saved my skin from being burnt, so I have crazy pale, swirling, lines that are really noticeable against my burnt skin.)

    Me: “Looks like I’m permanently this character…”

    Fiancé: “Hey, at least [Friend] has a stencil for tomorrow! It will make painting your arm easier and faster!”

    (Everyone got a kick out of the odd sun tattoo I earned, and sure enough, my friend did use it as a stencil for the next day!)

    An Outside Of Body Experience

    | Kirkland, WA, USA | Engaged

    (My fiancé isn’t one to get sick very often. When he does he ends up bedridden, and wavers between dead to the world and barely conscious.)

    Me: *laying next to him, cuddling him close to my chest* “How’re you feeling, baby?”

    Fiancé: *eyes closed, confused, and colder in body temperature than usual* “Like my insides… are trying to be on my outside…”

    Me: *raises eyebrow* “Like a sea cucumber?”

    Fiancé: “… I guess so? Except not in self defense… And I wouldn’t wanna, ‘cos I can’t really grow my insides back.”

    Me: *giggles and kisses his forehead* “Get some more sleep, my sexy sea cucumber. I’ll be here when you wake up.”

    (When he did wake up, he had no memory of what happened – which made the look of confusion on his face whenever I called him ‘my sexy sea cucumber’ all the better. I told him the story… Eventually.)

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