Real Life Stories

You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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How Being Single for Years Made Me a Better Partner

Years of singledom teach us more than what we want in a partner—they also teach us how to be a great one when the right person comes along.

This Veteran Found His Long-Lost Love After 75 Years

Grab a tissue. This romance between a World War II veteran and his long-lost love spans decades and proves that...


How I Learned to Love the Real Me

Her distinctive nose cast a shadow on her confidence until wisdom intervened.


8 Outrageous Marriage Proposals You Have to Read to Believe

Some grooms to be are really willing to go the extra mile to surprise their potential brides, so much so...


This Story Will Remind You Exactly How Your First Crush Felt, Heartbreak and All

The way this woman fell for her handsome, guitar-playing British neighbor is so relatable—and adorable.

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The Beautiful Girl Next Door Absolutely Refused Go on a Date with Me. Now She’s My Wife.

This persistent man started calling her the "No" Girl because of all her rejections. One rainy day, she finally said...


This World War II Veteran Had the Best Homecoming Ever: Love at First Sight

He met his soon-to-be bride right outside FJ&G Railroad where he worked.


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This Woman Destroyed Her Wedding Dress—and Turned It Into Something Amazing.

Twenty-four people have used the gown since she redesigned it. Who will be next?



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I Was Engaged to Be Married. Nine Days Later, I Wed a Different Man. Here’s Why.

When this couple first met, he insisted he was going to marry her.


I Was Afraid to Tell My Grandmother I Was Gay. Her Reaction Left Me Speechless.

For years, I lived in fear that my conservative grandmother would discover I was gay. Once she did, the reality...


“If You Find This Letter, Then It’s For You”: What It’s Like to Write Love L...

Hannah Brencher left a note on the subway for a stranger. What came next was an abundance of love.


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14 Mini Essays That Prove the Meaning of Love in 100 Words or Less

Readers share their most romantic moments in these short, sweet tales of love, both young and old. Have a story...