Six Words to Describe the State of Your Love Life

A few years back, we had a lot of fun writing our Six Word Memoirs, so I thought I’d resurrect them and invite you to share new ones. Yesterday Drew and I – pictured above on my parents’ deck in Missouri last week – celebrated 14 years of marriage, so my six-word memoirs below reflect that and the life we’ve created together.

Damn! Married fourteen years this month.

A blind date success story, friends!

Long distance relationship until I moved.

(30 cross-country flights pre-move!)

Waited five months before I unpacked.

Well, I had to make him sweat.

Sidewalk chalk proposal in Central Park.

We had our wedding there too.

After three years in Manhattan, Brooklyn.

Twelve years later, it’s home now.

Our babies are almost halfway grown!

Being parents together has been great.

Middle-aged, we still dream and plan.

Love my life with this man.

Ok, your turn!


  1. Best friends, good teamwork, hot love. Not necessarily always in that order.

  2. Married with a six month old. Getting it on when we can!

  3. Pleasantly surprised to fall in love.
    With my best friend’s cousin, AOK.
    I had known him for years.
    First night we talked for hours.
    All about nothing and everything simultaneously.
    And that is how I knew.
    Life would never be the same.

  4. Partner in crime, love life together.

    1. Also:
      Looking for work can be tough.
      Watching him struggle is much harder.

  5. Avatar photo mrmidtwenties says:

    bahaha, non-existent, emotionally bored, help me? ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. We met while working at Wegmans. He worked pizza; I was cashiering. Saw each other at a bar. Dating ever since and super happy.

  7. veracityb says:

    He’s Portuguese. I don’t understand him.

  8. Met freshman year, dated years later,
    First kissed in a fraternity stairwell,
    went home with him (don’t tell).
    Saw him again in Irish bar
    Impressed him ordering a whisky ginger
    Made my move playing card games
    Got engaged in Fenway Park stands
    Married in DC, honeymooned in Belize,
    Moved south to start our lives.
    Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  9. Sunshine Brite says:

    One month married today, bright future

  10. He’s the best I can imagine.

  11. These responses make me smile =)

  12. I absolutely, positively love the uniform. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Amazed by his respect and chivalry.
      Always willing to go on adventures.
      Puts up with my ridiculous stubbornness.
      Accepts me as crazy cat lady.
      Holds doors open and carries stuff.
      Picks me up in his uniform.
      The dress whites are so hot.
      Love getting lost in his hugs.
      Dad and best friend love him.
      Excited about what is to come!

  13. honeybeenicki says:

    Man who changed my life forever.
    Took my hat, rest is history.
    Comfortably content, having lots of fun.

  14. I knew from the first date.
    We laughed until the cafe closed.
    Both of our cars got towed.
    So much for a short meeting.

    1. Avatar photo Addie Pray says:

      Me too, but I was wrong.

      1. Avatar photo Addie Pray says:

        ^ what a debbie downer! i’m actually not so down, so carry on all you lovey love birds, I am enjoying this!

  15. Non-preppy in preppy world. Help.
    Too busy studying. Try again later.
    Married men need lives, not me.
    Right now, by myself, perfectly content.

  16. Grad school: diploma, job, girlfriend. Awesome.

    So many books. So, so many.

      1. They camped, and she watched futbol.

  17. Between Germany, California, Quebec, Cleveland, Nashville
    Long distance is totally worth it
    Already three years and still counting

  18. Penguingina says:

    Waiting excitedly for our impending engagement! (It’ll still be a number of months though.)

  19. We met in 2002, at work
    Lots of flirting, is this happening?
    One year, five months of dating
    three and a half years cohabitation
    in nineteen days, 7th wedding anniversary
    2 beautiful daughters, one cute kitten
    Been through lots, made us stronger
    Nearly twelve years together! Iยดm old.


    1. Avatar photo Addie Pray says:

      ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___!

      1. Avatar photo Addie Pray says:

        (Oops, that wasn’t supposed to be a reply to you, JK. But while i’m here, hi!)

  20. findingtheearth says:

    Have learned to completely like myself
    Waiting for the universe to provide

  21. 13 years together, 8 years married
    Here is to many many more.

  22. That relationship was an epic mistake.
    Recovered and learned much about myself.
    Happily single, living with my chinchilla.
    I’ll eventually meet the right one!

  23. BriarRose says:

    His winks still absolutely thrill me.

  24. Love of my life, plus two
    Beating the odds, day by day
    Last and very best first kiss

  25. Still in love after 30 years.

  26. He’s great but hides his feelings.
    It’s still early, must be patient.
    We both had long term relationships.
    We both had our hearts broken.
    I guess it’s hard trying again.

  27. kerrycontrary says:

    met you on a blind date
    fell in love watching baseball fireworks
    broke a shotglass having sex together
    long distance for three long years
    it was totally worth the wait
    we love hiking and penn state
    pick pumpkin pick blueberries pick us
    tan on boats laugh with friends
    drink margaritas together on Saturday nights
    Find an uncrazy church that fits
    Look at shiny rings together. WooHoo!
    Get engaged in the alumni garden
    getting married finally this coming october
    looking forward to a lifetime together

  28. Avatar photo Dear Wendy says:

    I love all of these!!

  29. We ended it. We grew together —
    Both during and after. In joy.

    1. Now, one day at a time:
      In freedom, in contentment, in confidence.

  30. Wendy's Dad says:

    Still married after all these years

  31. Well, my cats love me (sometimes).

  32. A Brit, an American, African safari.
    Long distance, several trans-Atlantic flights.
    Many many nine hour Skype calls.
    Eloped in Australia, another year apart.
    Second wedding with family on anniversary.
    Moved to Boston, together at last.
    One year later, loving life together.

  33. TeacherNerd says:

    Love. Love love love love love.

    Why does it need to be more complicated than that?)

  34. Birth control pills a waste lately

  35. Sue Jones says:

    For once it all was easy. None of that lame ambivalent crap. Monogamous since our very first date. He came with a toddler boy. We had one 8 years later. Now I am a busy mom. Social life dwindled to other mommies. Never thought that would ever happen. It’s OK since they grow fast. I will rebuild social life soon.

  36. Avatar photo Pamplemousse Rose says:

    Met through online dating, how modern!
    Connected over wine and Splash Mountain
    Married one year with a newborn
    Not perfect but perfect for me

  37. Met on an awkward blind date.
    Fell in love on race track.
    Beat all odds and still together.
    Married with one, another on way.
    I love our little pillow talks.
    Can’t imagine anyone else with me.

  38. On my own, but it’s okay
    I know myself much better now
    I’m trying to build my faith
    That the right one will come
    My heart is open to love
    I have so much to give

  39. Best sex ever (with my coworker).

  40. Avatar photo Astronomer says:

    Marriage is boring. Miss old us.

  41. sobriquet says:

    The timing was perfect, yet chaotic.
    It was love at first sight.
    Okay- love at fourth sight. Still!
    He used all his sick days…
    … just to spend time with me.
    River, German pancakes, baseball, craft beer.
    Two urinary tract infections = sexual attraction
    At Wurstfest we danced to polka.
    It was then that we knew.
    Tropical destination wedding: best life decision.
    I wish that we were immortal.
    I wanna be in love forever.

    1. I LOVE your last two lines ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. We are half a world apart.
    Met through art, wooed with words.
    Makes me laugh, rubs my feet.
    In 67 days we’ll touch again. ๐Ÿ™‚
    He has stolen my heart forever.

  43. It’s early, but wow, just wow!
    Dating a nurse is so awesome

    1. Avatar photo Addie Pray says:

      oh oh oh tell us more!

      1. Nurses know much about the body [how’s that?]

  44. Avatar photo muchachaenlaventana says:

    Second time was a charm
    Feel so much like myself with him
    Still have my independence which I love
    and our relationship has enriched my life in so many ways
    We get each other and I want to compromise and do things to make him happy
    Think that it is getting to be a forever type thing
    Which scares me shit less, but less and less every day.
    I am excited about what we will do together in the future
    I finally found an adventurer to love, a free and kindred spirit
    We make each other better people

  45. trixy minx says:

    I need to get laid soon.

  46. Avatar photo fast eddie says:

    She wouldn’t kiss me goodnight on our first date, but didn’t go home for 4 nights on our second date. 28 years later we’re still together. Her cancer has defined our life for the last 11 years and will always be there waiting. Her hips and back restrict our physical activities so we concentrate on what we CAN do. Our cats and 48 fostered kittens are a substitute for children. Retirement takes practice. The ups and downs of the stock market add drama to our life. We wonder what’s to become of us in the future.

  47. He loves fish, I love cats.
    He builds things, I grow things.
    Married one whole year this month!

  48. Love being single all by myself.

  49. bloodymediocrity says:

    Dead and kind of loving it

  50. Anonymous says:

    Half a century of wedded bliss
    First time dating was major flop
    Soul mates from start second time
    Nerds who love each other’s quirks
    Thousands and thousands of books, everywhere
    We like to breed flowers together

    1. Congrats on half a century – thatโ€™s very impressive! And how cool that your breed flowers.

  51. Well blooped that, the last was me.

  52. Bekahtravels says:

    Newborn babyโ€ฆ no sleepโ€ฆ so tired.
    Full of loveโ€ฆ partners working together.

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