9 Ways My Partner And I Broke All The Dating “Rules” — And It Worked!

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Relationship experts love to tell us that we need to be this or that to be successful in our relationships. My husband and I have found very little of it to be true; we broke most of the established dating rules and came out on top. Here are some of the ways we broke the mold and still ended up with a fairytale ending:

1. HE STARTED OFF AS A ONE-NIGHT STAND.While most people don’t find their partner until they start seriously dating, my hubby and I stumbled into one another’s beds before we even really knew anything about the other. He was cute, single, and funny, which were my only prerequisites for someone I wanted to be with at the time. I wasn’t out looking for “The One” and neither was he. He was still heartbroken over his last girlfriend, and I just considered him someone to pass the time with… until suddenly he was more than that.

2. WE MOVED IN TOGETHER AFTER ONLY A MONTH OF DATING.The guy I was all set to get an apartment (platonically, of course) with ended up bailing last minute, leaving me with no apartment and unable to pay for one by myself. I found a roommate, but it was still too expensive to live there with just the two of us. When I asked my hubby if he wanted to also move in, he immediately said yes. Looking back on it, it was probably a stupid move, but it ended up working out in the end. Lucky me!

3. WE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS.Do you and your partner share core political beliefs? When we first met, our political views couldn’t have been more opposite. Although we’ve both grown more moderate over the years together, we started out as diametrically opposed on the political scale as possible. However, we learned a lot from one another and we now agree on a lot more things than we did in the past. It’s nice to have someone who makes you really question your own beliefs and think critically about your choices.

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