Tuesday, November 28, 2023


How old were you when you met your current spouse/partner?

Have you been with your spouse or partner for a long, long time? Maybe you were high school sweethearts? Or perhaps that marriage didn’t turn out so well, and you met someone else later.

We know that for many RVers, their current spouse or partner was someone they met only in recent times, perhaps after the loss of a long-time partner, even after many years of being alone, perhaps not ever expecting to fall in love again.

Many RVers are surprised to come across older couples in campgrounds and assume they’ve been together a long time, raised a family, all that. And then they start talking and hear “Oh, we met two years ago on Match.com.” It is not that uncommon.

For today we’re just curious how old you were when you met your current partner? Only answer if you are in a relationship, okay? Remember, the poll can take a few moments to load, so please stand by.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodburyhttps://rvtravel.com
I'm the founder and publisher of RVtravel.com. I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Selene Montgomery (@guest_100619)
3 years ago

I was 16 and my husband was 18. Still together after 54 years.

Larry Foster (@guest_100431)
3 years ago

Her grandmother was my next door neighbor or so met when we were 3 years old. Married at age 22 which was 54 years ago. After both professional careers we are full timers living the dream.

David Allen (@guest_100341)
3 years ago

We were in 1st and 2nd grade. We were childhood sweethearts and went together until we were married at 18. 46 years later we are still together. Don’t see that much anymore.

Paul S Goldberg (@guest_100320)
3 years ago

We were in Kindergarten together and in the same school through 6th grade. We also attended the same Synagogue which we still belong to even though we travel away most of the year. We started dating seriously when we were 400 miles apart in college, the beginning of endless road trips.

Sandra Johnson (@guest_100310)
3 years ago

I met my husband when I was 59, just about to turn 60, last year. We met at church, but didn’t go on our first date for several months. After our first date in October 2019, we married on December 1, 2019. Thomas is the man God always wanted me to be with. After more than one failed marriage, I can honestly say he’s my soulmate, and I can’t imagine doing this life without him! We’ve also been fulltime in our RV since January 2020. New love, new life, new adventures!

Dave J (@guest_100265)
3 years ago

I met her in the spring of 1966 while stationed at an Air Force radar site.
Married that fall. Still lovin’ being married to the same wonderful woman. We’re 1/2 time RVers (to get out of the cold SD winters).

GaryM (@guest_100257)
3 years ago

My wife and I were in 1st grade together and then she changed schools, and we never met up again until 10th grade when she came back to my school where it had all began. Then the rest as they say is history. We have been married since 1968! Love her as when we first married 52 years ago.

Tom (@guest_100246)
3 years ago

Hurricane Beulah destroyed the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 1967. My father had a house that flood waters swept away, along with half the property. My wife’s father took a drive down to look at the damage. He had some interest in orange trees. They left a note on my father’s door. I was going to college on GI bill after 4 years in Army. College was about 40 miles from their house. My dad would ask me if I ever visited them. One Weds, I was in the area, called, and her mom invited me over. She also said that I could come back and visit again.
Two and a half years later, we eloped. This is our 50thyear of marriage. COVID really ruined the party.

Dennis G. (@guest_100245)
3 years ago

Met my wife when she was 15, and I was 16. We were friends until we went to separate colleges and life drifted us apart. 22 years later we reconnected for a quick lunch, which lasted close to 4 1/2 hours. That lunch was over 10 years ago now. I proposed to her during a snow storm in Yosemite that December, and we were married in early March.
The rest as they say is history.

Charlie (@guest_100240)
3 years ago

Met in an RV park in Winimac, IN. Spent about 2 weeks together over 18 months. I was in the Air Force stationed in Kentucky. She lived in South Bend, IN. Struck a deal. She would follow me where ever the AF sent me and then I would follow her where ever her teaching career took her. Still married after 52 amazingly fast years and loving what life gives us. In an RV.

rvgrandma (@guest_100230)
3 years ago

I was 18, he was 23. We were married 11 days after we met. My love just went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. We were married 49 years, 5 months and 7 days.

Marie (@guest_100233)
3 years ago
Reply to  rvgrandma

I’m sorry for your loss.

Gene Bjerke (@guest_100217)
3 years ago

I met my current lady 40+ years ago, but we were both married to someone else. We were friends for 35+ years. Both our situations changed in that time, and ten years ago we got together permanently. Call it fate.

Marie (@guest_100216)
3 years ago

First date, age 20, 1/24/1981. Engaged 3/6/81. Married 11/28/81. I just turned 60 last week & we’ll be married 39yrs next month. We grew up together & just finished our first year camping.

Pat G (@guest_100211)
3 years ago

Met him when he was 18, I was 16..Married him when I was 20 and In my last year of college..1958..Jan will be 63 years, would do it again in a heartbeat..

Tommy Molnar (@guest_100210)
3 years ago

We both got our “practice marriages” out of the way and have been wonderfully married 33 years now,

BadWolfe (@guest_100178)
3 years ago

Got out of the Army in ’81. Made a best friend after returning and she was his sister (yes, my best friends sister…) I fell head over heals for her. It took 2 years to break her down until she would date me. (I thought I was funny, she thought I was arrogant). 39 years later.. My biggest surprise is how often she is correct and smarter than me!

rich (@guest_100177)
3 years ago

we met in high school…1967. i was putting my books in my locker when she walked up and started rummaging through the locker. Donna was 16 and a junior. I was 17 and a senior. she confessed that i “looked interesting” and she needed an excuse to meet me. i’m nothing special but she was, still is, the most beautiful girl. the sweetest, the kindest and the smartest girl i had ever seen.

we were inseperable from that moment and married three years later. we celebrated 50-years together…52+ since our locker encounter…last March!

Last edited 3 years ago by rich
Ron L. (@guest_100169)
3 years ago

During my early teens, she was the fat little sister of a friend who lived down the block. Being two years younger and not being very attractive to me while we were growing up and in the same school, I never had any thought about her. Scan forward about six or eight years later after I got out of the Army, we met up again at the same college were attending and she asked for a ride back home on the weekend. She had gotten control of her adolescent weight problem and had turned into a beautiful women and I was in love instantly. One ride home turned into many and we were married a year later….that was 55 years ago this November.

Wayne (@guest_100167)
3 years ago

Met her while both were divorcing present spouse. We found out our values and outlook on life were the same. It has been a fabulous and fun 16 years. Although she can be very aggravating I would not trade her for even a pretty speckled pup.

Wayne Caldwell (@guest_100160)
3 years ago

I was going through my 2nd divorce. She had been divorced for about 2 years. We were introduced in ’87 (to help her with a home heater problem) and it went from there. She’s still my bride 32+ years later. (That’s the “Reader’s Digest” condensed version.)

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