Stepping over a chessboard at a party, he suggested a move over his shoulder and kept walking. "What an arrogant prick," she thought. Now, they're happily married.
His dad was an employee at her company, and he asked her out at a company party. "Not my type," she thought. "Definitely not my type." But she decided there was no harm in going on one date, and it's been three years.
Match.com. Who meets this way? Lots of people. A year long relationship, a four month breakup, and then a reconciliation and a wedding. I was much slower to forgive him for the breakup period than she was, and gave him wary dirty looks for the first few months they were back together.
8 Minute Dating. When she proposed to him on a beach on New Year's morning, he told her he had to think about it. He went home and called his dad, asking for his grandmother's wedding ring. A few days later, he proposed to her, telling her how his grandparents had met at a "mixer," just like they had.
There was a room for rent. She came to look at it, and they started talking. She didn't take the room, then, but now they are living together.
They were set up. He asked his friends if they knew anyone, and they gave him her number, and let her know he would be calling. They went out to dinner, and were surprised that it wasn't awkward at all.
She was with friends, having coffee before going to meet her dad, a Democratic Congressman. A handsome man who knew one of her friends came by to say hello, and they both noticed one another. She asked her friend afterwards: "Was he really wearing a "W" hat? Did it stand for what I think it does?" The friend confirmed it, but suggested they might have a lot in common anyway, and invited them both to her next party, where they sought one another out.
He was at a party. She had a boyfriend, but she sparkled when she talked to him. He asked the hostess about her, and learned that the boyfriend was on the way out. The next time he saw her, there was no boyfriend, and he drove her home after dinner.
There are more, but I'd like to hear yours. I'm still a little sheepish that our story is, "She had a blog, and he read it." But I'm not sure there's any 'right' way to meet someone.