"It was one of those 'at first sight' things. Weird cos I never believed in that!"
How I did it: I didn't exactly 'do' anything. I was just at the right place at the right time. Was at a friend's birthday at a restaurant and after MUCH debating (I didn't want to go) we decided to go to a club nearby. I really didn't want to be there because I was tired and was just in the mood to go home and curl up with a book, so I sat for most of the time on some couch far away from the dancefloor.
My friend next to me pointed at someone she thought she knew, and then just at that second, HE was passing us, and by some strange strange stroke of luck, he happened to look over at the exact same time, right in front of the person my friend was pointing at. He did a double take, and there was some kind of weird moment... A couple of minutes later he was marching off somewhere like he was on a mission in the other direction, and all of a sudden did a U-turn and came back towards me, said something in my ear really nervously and... shook my hand!!! I thought that was so funny, but I just laughed it off. Secretly, I thought he had the sweetest eyes I'd ever seen, but I didn't want to admit that to my friend, so I just shut up about it.
Later on, I was too impatient to stay another minute, but my friend insisted on having one last cigarette up at the smoke terrace, so we went up, and he was there again with all his friends!! They came over, we started talking...
It was the best night of my life, over 8 months ago, and I love him more everyday. If I didn't believe in fate before, I definitely believe it now.
Lessons & tips: I really don't think there are any hard and fast rules. Love was the last thing on my mind, and it just snuck up on me out of the blue. I had 100% of my energy focused on finishing and acing my law degree, and that took up every minute of my life. But the first time I went out that (academic) year, and opened up to something new, something crazy happened.
So I think the tip is to be open to new things, but also let things play out the way they're meant to play out.
Resources: Being yourself! That's. the. only. way.