99 Couples That Were Truly Meant To Be Together

Romantic love is an equally dreamy and tricky game to play. Most of us were raised to believe this human emotion is the source of ultimate happiness, so we venture into the rocky waters of dating with a burning desire to find a soulmate and get a taste of this bliss. And let's be honest, there’s nothing like meeting someone you adore and knowing you’re destined for the entirety of life together.

But unfortunately, in this digital age, we’re surrounded by break-ups, love rats, and unhappy coupledoms that make it easy to lose faith in the idea of eternal love altogether. In an attempt to remind you that it does exist, our team at Bored Panda compiled a list of beautiful and heartwarming pictures that prove some lovers are destined for each other.

From surprising similarities to incredible coincidences, these photos show that the universe works in mysterious ways and that two people can really be magically connected, even before they feel it themselves. Like finding yourself in your other half’s family picture 7 years before you met. Continue scrolling to see these wholesome examples, and upvote your favorite ones. If you have any similar stories to tell, be sure to share them in the comments!

#1 Couple With Down Syndrome Told Not To Marry, Prove Critics Wrong 25 Years Later

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#2 This Picture Of My Parents Never Actually Happened, But Two Separate Photos That Fit Perfectly Together

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#3 Me In 1998 And My Wife In 2000

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#4 Engaged Couple Thinks They Met In University, Mom Figures Out They Actually Met On A Family Vacation In 1997

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#5 Laura And I Met In Preschool. One Of My Very First Memories Is Of Being 3 Years Old And Standing Up In Front Of My Pre-School Class, Declaring That I Would Marry Her Someday

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#6 Apparently My Wife And I Were Always Meant To Be

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#7 A Picture Of Both Of My Grandpas, Who Were Friends Before My Parents Even Met

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#8 Woman Finds Out Blood Donor Who Saved Her Life 11 Years Ago Turned Out To Be Her Husband

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#9 We Met In The Second Grade In 1997. Here We Are 21 Years Later

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#10 Married Couple In China Discover They Appeared In Same Photograph As Teenagers

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#11 I Got Married Last Month. My Wife And I Thought We Met For The First Time In Our Twenties. A Few Years Later We Found Out Our Mothers Were Best Friends In High School

This photo was displayed at our wedding showing our actual first-time meeting.

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#12 My Wife's Grandparents Are Suffering From Dementia, But Their Love Is So Strong That She's Fixing His Shirt, Blowing Kisses At Him, And Hoping He'll Be Her Boyfriend

They are 98 years old and married for nearly 80 years.

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#13 My Cousin Was In His Future Wife's Family Picture (The Guy On The Left), On A Trip To Rio De Janeiro. 7 Years Before They Met. (1985, Pão De Açúcar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

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#14 My Wife And I Both About Age 10 Took The Same Vacation Pic. We Didn't Meet Until We Were 30. This Frame Was Displayed At Our Wedding

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#15 My Wife And I Got Each Other The Same Gift For Christmas By Accident

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#16 Woman Starts Dating A Man She Married Before The Head Injury That Made Her Forget Everything Since The Age Of 17

This Canadian couple got married twice. After nine months of their marriage, a huge pole dropped on the lady's head, causing her a head injury which further resulted in memory loss. She had no idea who he was and fell in love with him again. Two years later, they got married again.

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#17 Childhood Photos Of Me In The United States, And My Wife In Korea, Wearing The Same Tank Top

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#18 They Dated In Their Teens, Married Different People, And Got Back Together 65 Years Later. My Grandma And Her Boyfriend

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#19 I Heard We're Having A "How Long Ago Did You Meet Your Wife" Competition. Me And My Wife At 4

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#20 Tomorrow Is My Parents' 25th Anniversary And They Are Still As In Love Today As They Were When They Met 45 Years Ago. At Ages 2 And 4 They Were Next-Door Neighbors

Unfortunately, my dad's family moved away to California but their moms (my grandmothers) wrote letters to each other to keep in touch. My dad went on to attend the Naval Academy and would often visit my mom's family in Connecticut - always hoping my mom would be home from college in Philadelphia. Eventually, she caught on and their flame ignited. He proposed at the Army-Navy football game in 1990. My parents have shown tremendous strength throughout my dad's entire military career with all the relocating and trips apart, all while raising four kids. They're thoughtful and kind to one another but never lose their spirit or sense of adventure. They still climb mountains and attend rock concerts together. Their love is the best kind

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#21 Me And My Girlfriend Got Each Other The Exact Same Gift For Christmas

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#22 I Love True Love

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#23 Little Did I Know, I’d Marry Her Some Day

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#24 My Now Husband And Me Circa 2004, A Year Or Two Before We Would Meet

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#25 A Marriage 3 Decades Late: My Mother Lost In Touch With Her Then Boyfriend 30 Years Ago Due To Long Distance And No Internet. 2 Years Ago, They Reconnected Through Linkedin

After numerous facetime calls and flying back and forth, they finally got married.

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#26 My Girlfriend And I Both Took Pictures From The Same Angle At The Same Show... 3 Years Before We Met Each Other

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#27 In The Early 60's, Living In Different Towns In Mississippi, Both Of My Parents Were Visited By A Door-To-Door Photographer With A Pony

When they met in college they realized they’d been photographed on the same pony.

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#28 Proposed To My Girlfriend And Realized There Is A Heart In Our Shadows

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#29 Happy 4-Year Anniversary To When I Flew To Edinburgh To Surprise Finlay And He Flew To Paris To Surprise Me And This Is Why We Don’t Do Surprises Anymore

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#30 When I Met My Wife, We Didn't Know At The Time But It Turns Out That We Have Similar Looking Birthmarks On Our Thighs

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#31 My Wife And I Took The Same Senior Photo In High School, 2000 Miles Apart, Back In The Late 1980's

We met 30 years after these were taken, and discovered we went to the same university and lived in the same dorm at the same time, and had several mutual friends.

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#32 My Sister And Brother-In-Law When They Were Kids. Got Married And Just Had Their First Child

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#33 The Kid Floating In My Family Photo Is Now My Fiance

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#34 Flower Girl And Ring Bearer From Wedding Get Married 20 Years Later

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#35 After Knowing Each Other Since Elementary School, My Wife And I Are Expecting Our First Child After 12 Years Together

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#36 Cydni And Her Very Amazing Husband. This Is True Love

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#37 The First Moment My Mom And Dad Met 35 Years Ago, When They Collided While Playing Volleyball

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#38 My Boyfriend And I Were Sitting Next To Each Other At A Family Dinner And Got The Same Fortune

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#39 My Parents Reunited In The US, 1982. They Were Refugees Fleeing Civil War In El Salvador. My Mom Came First Then Two Years Later My Dad Came In Search Of The Love Of His Life

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#40 I Sent My Mom This Adorable Picture Of My Wife At Halloween In The 90s. She Sent Back This Picture Of Me! It Was Meant To Be

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#41 Married For 17 Years Today, Together For 34 (My Goofy Self Knew I Needed To Lock This Down Early)

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#42 She's In UK, He's In Brazil

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#43 My Wife And I Have Similar Features

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#44 15 Years Later, Walking Down The Aisle Again. But This Time, For Our Wedding

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#45 My Wife's Wedding Ring Fits Perfectly Inside Mine

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#46 We Fell In Love, Dated For 3 Years Until The Distance Become Too Difficult. We Tried To Find Happiness With Other Partners, But Last Year, I Visited Him In Madrid, And Our Story Resumed

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#47 We Left Each Other As Friends And Finally Reunited As Partners. It Was Worth The Wait, My Love

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#48 Me And The Girl I Met On Club Penguin 10 Years Ago Just Got Married


#49 My Husband And I Have Been In Love Since Kindergarten

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#50 My Husband And I. From Kindergarten Class Picture To Much Improved Attire

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#51 My Boyfriend Was My Neighbor When We Were Babies, And We Only Knew Each Other For Real When We Were About 16 Years Old

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#52 On The Left, Behind A Girl Is My Long Term Boyfriend. All The Way To The Right, With The Long Index Finger, Is Me. This Was Taken Five Years Before We Met

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#53 A Cloud Heart Formed Over Our Wedding Arch

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#54 My Boyfriend And I Got Each Other The Same Card For Valentine's Day

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#55 At Age 4, I Whispered Sweet Nothings Into Her Ear. 24 Years Later, We’re Getting Married

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#56 My Girlfriend And I Accidentally Got Each Other The Same Present

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#57 Thought I Met Her 2 Years Ago... Turns Out We've Crossed Paths Before

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#58 My Wife And I 39 Years Ago. She’s Still Adorable. But I Gave Up The Bare Midriff Look

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#59 Such A Wholesome Couple

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#60 My Now Husband And I Met In Daycare Back In 1996, Middle Two Are Us

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#61 27 Years Ago, In The 2nd Grade, My Wife And I Met

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#62 My Wife And I Met In Kindergarten 25 Years Ago. She's In The Middle And I'm In The Blue Shirt

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#63 My Husband And I Years Before We Met

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#64 In 1949 My Parents Met And Were "Boyfriend And Girlfriend" Since 5th Grade. This Is Their Class Photo

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#65 My Parents, One Hour After They Met In 1981. They Got Engaged Within The Next 24 Hours. Still Together

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#66 My Fiancé And I Both Got The Same Fortunes

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#67 My Wife And I Apparently Shared A Common Love For Ladders, Denim, And Bangs During Our Senior Years In The Late 90s

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#68 My Wife And I Standing Next To Cardboard Cutouts Of Our High School Prom Photo

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#69 My Fiancé And I Got Each Other (Basically) The Same Gift. A Portrait Of Our Dog

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#70 My Wife And I Got The Same Card For Each Other And Signed It From The Dog

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#71 Last Year, My Husband And I Got Each Other The Same Card For Valentine's Day

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#72 My Wife And I Have The Same 3 Dots In The Same Place On Our Thumb

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#73 Me And Bae Before We Knew We Would Ever Meet

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#74 We Met In Sunday School, Became High School Sweethearts And Now After 13 Years Together We're Expecting Our First Child

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#75 For Our Anniversary, My Boyfriend And I Got Each Other The Same Gifts In Opposite Colors

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#76 Boyfriend And Girlfriend Have Same Birthmark On The Same Finger

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#77 Me And My Partner Got Each Other The Same Idiot Joke Gift

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#78 I Woke Up This Morning And Threw On Some Clothes. Came Out To See My Boyfriend Lying On The Couch In The Exact Opposite Colors

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#79 For My Parents' Anniversary They Got Each Other Different Cards With The Same Text

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#80 Boyfriend (30) And Me (27) From When We Were Both 4

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#81 My Sister And The Guy She's Been Seeing. He Got This Tattoo Before They Met, Coincidence Or True Love?

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#82 A Couple At Tonight's Rangers Game

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#83 My Boyfriend And I Have Matching Moles

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#84 I Just Found This Old Picture Of Myself (Adjusting My Nose Ring) And My Now Boyfriend (Black Tank Top) Sharing A Dance Floor Eleven Years Before We Met

Our lives are filled with stories of close encounters but it wasn’t until this summer that we really met and became inseparable. Perfect timing.

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#85 Girlfriend And I Got This Chicken Tender At Mickey D’s... Guess It’s Really Meant To Be

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#86 My Wife And I Both Got The Same Fortune

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#87 After 25 Years Of Never Having Seen Another One Of These, I Found Out My Boyfriend Of 2.5 Years Has One Exactly Like It

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#88 My Boyfriend And I Had The Same Cake On Our First Birthdays, 3 Weeks Apart

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#89 My Wife (On Left) And Myself With Our Exhausted Dads In 1986, 27 Years Before We Met Each Other

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#90 My Parents Were Meant To Be. High School Sweethearts, 1970's

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#91 My Boyfriend And I Had The Same Gift Idea For Each Other

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#92 Our New Wedding Rings Fit Perfectly

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#93 We Met In Denmark And Didn’t Like Each Other At All. He Thought I Was A Diva, And I Thought He Was Too Boring. But A Weird Misunderstanding Changed Our Lives Forever

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#94 Saw These Two On My Evening Walk. Giggling And Talking. I Hope My Husband And I Are Still Giggling And Laughing At This Age

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#95 My Boyfriend And I Have Been Trying To Learn All 197 Countries Of The World - We Both Completed It With 1:07 To Spare

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#96 My Parent’s Fortune Cookies Match Making Them Together Perfectly

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#97 The Fortunes My Boyfriend And I Got At Dinner A Few Years Ago

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#98 Saw This Couple Walking Together. This Must Be True Love

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#99 Me And The Wife's First Attempt At 1-2 Switch. Tied To The Thousandth Of A Second

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