Where It All Started | Modern Love Bonus Episode

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In episode 10 of the Modern Love podcast, Emmy Rossum reads us Emma Court’s essay about a 12-hour relationship that started on an airplane.

We asked you for your stories about places or situations where you met your significant other. From dog parks to Craigslist, you delivered.

Sophia Parobok emailed us this story:

Almost two years ago, I met a handsome guy on the plane that was sitting next to me and after a 7 hour flight from NYC to Paris, this French guy shared with me a kiss. It was so easy talking to him during this flight, being open, because we knew we would never meet again. When we landed, all I could say was, ‘it was nice meeting you.’ He was going to London and I was planning to stay in Ukraine with another person that I thought at that time would be my mate for the rest of my life. The only thing that connected us, was his business card, and that kiss that was in my memory…

Now I am walking on the streets of the NY City, in my headphones i am listening to the story “Millennial’s Guide to Kissing,” with a smile on my face, looking at the guy that holds my hand, the same guy from the plane that gave me that ONE kiss that changed my life. I am glad that I took a chance and wasn’t too scared to make the first move to write him. Sometimes there is that one moment that completely changes our life and we never know when will it happen. But isn’t it the most exciting and beautiful thing in life?

Veronica Pizano sent us this:

I am from Slovakia and my husband is from Colombia. We met in 2005 in the United States while working at a summer camp and we have been together since then and we have two beautiful children and we live in Slovakia.

We can only include a few stories on the bonus episodes — but all of your stories are on the Modern Love map of love below:

Did you like this episode? Make sure you subscribe to Modern Love: The Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. And don’t miss our “Leaps of Faith,” listener-generated bonus episode — where we hear your stories of love, loss and redemption.

Here are some photos from some of the voices you heard in this week’s bonus episode.

Okello and Irena Dunkley with their two children. (Courtesy Ambrosia Dixon)

Okello and Irena Dunkley with their two children. (Courtesy of Ambrosia Dixon)

Heather and Wesley Stohler at their wedding on October, 3, 2015, at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia (Courtesy Heather Stohler)

Heather and Wesley Stohler at their wedding on October 3, 2015, at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (Courtesy of Heather Stohler)

Vickie and Doug in the Spring of 2015, a few months before their marriage. This photo was taken on a pier in Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the places Vickie and Doug visited on their first official date. (Courtesy of Vickie Wint)

Vickie and Doug in the spring of 2015, a few months before their marriage. This photo was taken on a pier in Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the places Vickie and Doug visited on their first official date. (Courtesy of Vickie Wint)

Laura and Steve of Farmingville, NY, getting married in 1993. (Courtesy Laura of Farmingville)

Laura and Steve, of Farmingville, New York, getting married in 1993 (left) and then renewing their vows 20 years later (right). (Courtesy of Laura of Farmingville)

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