Plenty of couples mark many milestones together before deciding whether to take the leap from dating to mating.
I jump in," Kidman recently told magazine of her lightning-fast wedding.
When she met singer Keith Urban in 2006, she grabbed the opportunity (and her man) and the couple was married less than a month after their first date.“I’m spontaneous.
But with one bad marriage already behind her, Nicole Kidman wasn't having any of that wait-and-see nonsense.
It doesn't just happen."Amanda Sarbin How we met: Overcoming all the dating site stereotypes of awkward innuendos and embarrassing typos, Amanda met Travis Sarbin online.
Their first conversation lasted eight hours, most of which she says was spent quoting (heck, yes! But since they lived in different states, they had to fly to see each other.
Here are eight more real-life stories of love at first sight... (Then, happily married celebrities share their romantic words of wisdom in 7 Secrets That Keep Celeb Couples Together.)Megan Hall How we met: Proving that a little act of kindness goes a long way, Spencer Hall first caught Megan's attention when he offered to clear her breakfast dishes at their dorm in college and then walked her to class.How I knew: "We knew there wasn't anyone else out there who would put up with either of us," Sarbin jokes.My advice: Sarbin says it's all about overlooking small faults and keeping the playfulness in the relationship. " (Before you tie the knot, make sure you and your S. have these 3 Conversations You Must Have Before 'I Do.')Barbara Jacobs How we met: When Target manager Barbara met K-Mart stocker Jim, their retail rivalry didn't get in the way of love.Four kids and 11 years later, they're still singing together.How I knew: "I wanted to marry Nate the moment I saw him, before I ever even spoke to him."My advice: "Be more concerned for the happiness of your spouse above your own. You meet someone awesome; start dating, and then suddenly you realize they still have an active online dating profile.And sometimes it’s not from snooping or being devious; sometimes it just happens. Here are a few examples of how/when it can happen and how to handle it like a rational human being.After the third time in two months, the couple decided it would be easier to just make it official.So Amanda moved to Colorado and they hosted a backyard barbecue where a few surprised friends witnessed their nuptials.How I knew: "We were 18 and thought we were responsible adults in love."My advice: "If you can, wait.Marriage isn't going anywhere and while there are numerous lovely stories about runaway romance, most relationships don't end that way.