25 Meet Cute Ideas

Updated: Oct 24


A pivotal moment of the romance novel is when the two leads meet on the page for the first time.

This is known as the meet cute! And the more fun, exciting, or sparky it is, the better!

How do people meet? Do you love a 'how we met story'?


· Do you believe in love at first sight or destiny?

· Is it slow growing and uncertain?

· Perhaps the meeting isn't cute or sweet – maybe it's awkward or downright awful – who doesn't like a hate-at-first-sight romance?

Twenty-five meet-cute ideas for inspiration!

1. They’re sitting beside each other on a plane…

2. He sees her every morning when waiting for the train/ bus etc.

3. Her shopping bag splits, and he helps her pick up the groceries…

4. Their eyes meet in the vegetable aisle or across the ice-cream freezer…

5. He reluctantly takes a supply job in school he thinks is too far, she works there…

6. She mistakes him for the maintenance man when he’s actually her new boss/ employee etc.

7. They literally bump into each other…

8. As children or teens, they meet on a family holiday, but don’t reconnect until years later…

9. He drops his wallet, she finds it and returns it to him…

10. They go on a blind date…

11. She’s singing in a karaoke or open-mic night, he sees her and is intrigued…

12. She goes along on a date with a friend who’s been set up with a guy the friend doesn’t really like… she and the guy hit it off…

13. Their parents are old friends…

14. She’s dancing at a wedding with friends, his mum sees her, comes over and informs her she’s the perfect girl for her son. Introductions follow!

15. They’re into the same online computer game and meet as role play characters or rival gamers…

16. He goes to a wedding where he knows no one except the groom. He persuades a bridesmaid to dance…

17. He’s a movie/ sport’s star/ politician, she’s a reporter sent to cover his story…

18. At a thrift store or garage sale, they both go to grab the same bargain…

19. In a gallery, she comments to a stranger about how great the artwork is. He’s the artist…

20. He’s invited to a party at her house, but no one tells him it’s cancelled, he turns up on her doorstep…

21. They hated each other at High School, but things change by the time the reunion comes around…

22. She advertises for a housemate and he applies. She’s already decided against men as housemates until he shows up for the interview…

23. His car broke down, she stops to help…

24. They’re both into karate/ ju-jitsu etc. and meet at a tournament… possibly in a 1 on 1 competition!

25. A co-worker shows her a picture of his cute cousin. Some time later, she meets said cousin at the co-worker’s wedding…


Bonus!

7 of the most common places for people to meet!


1. Online dating

2. A bar, pub, or club

3. A wedding

4. High school, college, or university

5. Work

6. A sports’ club/ gym

7. A party

Please comment with your meet cute stories.


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