Six Inspiring Tales of True Romance

Courtship tales that will surprise and delight you.

from All There Is, | Reader's Digest, February 2012

Amazing Love Stories

The idea was simple: Invite everyday people to tell their life stories through interviews with each other. Called StoryCorps, the project began in a recording booth in New York City, then spread nationwide: Almost 75,000 people have participated, including these six couples, whose courtship tales will surprise and delight you. "The minute I saw you, I knew you had found the note." For Stuart and Lauren, X marked the spot when it came to true love. Their airport game led to a proposal and a long-awaited happily ever after. Read more: The Airport Connection

"We're always going to have our bumps, but there's nobody we'd rather be with."

The Millers had a good life, but things changed. Here, they recount the story of their relationship, and how it took a divorce to bring them back together.

Read more: The Second Time Around

"I got down on my knees, weapon slung on my back, hoping we wouldn't get hit. I was hesitant — being proposed to in Iraq is not what every girl dreams of."

They were friends, stationed in Iraq, but their friendship became a scene from a romance film. Says the couple, "We did what normal couples would do. We just did it in Iraq." Read more: Love Amid the Mortars

"The first time I met your mom, she said, "It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm your future mother-in-law."

Alexandra's mother introduced herself to Steven as his future mother-in-law -- and that's just who she became. Today, he calls himself the luckiest man in the world. Read more: Her Mother Was Right!

"Thirty years later and you're just as beautiful as you were when you were 15."

Peter carried Jacque's picture through three tours in Vietnam, plus Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Their story proves true love knows no time limit. Read more: Love at Long Last

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