What’s Your 6-Word Love Story?

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 17, 2011


Daily Glow Series: 1) What is Daily Glow?; 2) Graduation Fears; 3) The Silly Things We Say; 4) Do What You Can…Today; 5) Without self love, I have nothing.

I first heard about the 6-word love story on Valentine’s Day, when I read Tara Parker-Pope’s NY Times article.

The idea originates from Smith Magazine, home of the Six-Word Memoir Project. The website has all kinds of six-word memoirs on everything from teenagers to food. They asked their readers to offer six-word memoirs to describe both love and loss in their life.


Some of the replies include:

Hearts clubbed by diamonds in spades.

Passion, fireworks, good loving. He’s gay.

Apart now. Together in big picture.

Love yourself; all else will follow.

A new kidney from my brother.

Your new wife is too friendly.

I can’t walk; he doesn’t care.

Met at 16. Married at 55.

Lifetime love. Just six months done.

Finally found love, at age 41.

Note to self: avoid head cases.

Loved her madly — then went mad.

Pathology class, I saw her, forever.

Facebook stalked. Party meet. Love complete.

He interviewed me. Married twenty-one years.

She fed me. Me wed she.

Warning, love: I blog my breakups.

Suspending dreams now for our health.

Age 62: Match dot com successful!

In the morning, she made pancakes.

Fell in love. Then fell out.

If you are ever looking for something to pass time, there are over 1,000 more comments on Tara’s article!


I decided to come up with some of my own…

Me anxious tornado, you calm breeze.

Fire plus Earth, somehow it works.

Laugh lots, fight fair, forget often.

Showed me how to love myself.

Six foot two, he’s all legs.

Five foot four, she’s all heels.

Some things I can’t say here.

New girl at school. Eyes Met.

Admiration for each other, inspires change.

After eleven years, stomach still flips.

Will never understand men fully. Amen.

Mutual goal: To see partner happy.

Found each other. Split. Found ourselves.

Someday we’ll figure it all out.

I hope we never grow up.


If I could sum it all up I’d choose:

Respect, the foundation. Appreciate, every layer.

Me Anxious tornado , you calm breeze. is a close second though. Eric said, ‘I’ve never been referred to as a calm breeze before!!’ lol.

Eric said:

Stole My Heart With A Smile.


What would you write?

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Baking 'n' Books February 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

When heart breaks, don’t break even.


David February 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Love first. Life second. Happy always.


Aly February 18, 2011 at 4:23 am

Soft kisses. Big bear hugs. Sigh . . .


Anna February 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Still looking. Still trying. Still learning.


JenATX February 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm

love this :)


VeggieGirl February 17, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Never knew how important he’d become.


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 17, 2011 at 8:38 pm

No words will ever explain it.


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans February 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

These are so nice!!

I think that mine would be:

Not quite perfect but perfectly flawed


JenATX February 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

aw i love this one too!


Megan (Running Foodie) February 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Perfect kind of weird for me. :)


Mimi February 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Once storm clouds. Now silver linings.


Kaitlin February 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Angela I absolutely love your Daily Glow series. Each post makes me think introspectively and pursue the happiness I have within.

for my 6 word love story:
together at 14, together at 21. :)


Rachel February 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Didn’t know it existed ’til now.


Lauren February 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Heart melts with every single smile


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Love yourself, all else will follow.


Emily February 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

No one will ever come close.


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

How cute!

Dorks: we created our own guild.


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I found what’s real with us.


Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

He’s my husband and best friend. :-)


Liz February 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

He brings out the best in me.

For love: hug, kiss, forgive. Repeat.

Each day, a new wonderful discovery.


felicia February 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

too tall, too short, logistics suck.


lauren @ spiced plate February 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

it was love at first dance


He was what I was looking for


Deva (Voracious Vorilee) February 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Home is where we are together.


Sarah February 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Taught me how to love again.


Jenn from Much to My Delight February 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Being friends first makes love last.
PS: I LOVE this.


Caitlin February 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Not yet, but one day closer. :)


Sara February 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I love this one!


Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Awwwwwww, Eric’s reply is adorable!


jaclyn @ baking charms February 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

This is the sweetest thing :)


Clare @ Fitting It All In February 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

“Wooed me on the dance floor”

It’s true!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

va va voom!


Sabine @ thefruitpursuit February 18, 2011 at 1:46 am

ahhh same here hahah! to this day, I claim I walked up to him because he was dancing SO WELL (I love when guys can actually dance), he claims he had seen me all along and was dancing close to me on purpose hahahah. sneaky


Jacqueline February 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I have goals, he does not.


Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Never knew love was this deep.


jodie February 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

loving every year, day, moment – more


cailen February 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I am better because of him


stacey-healthylife February 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm

That’s super cute.


Caitie @ The Caitie Experiment February 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I so wish this weren’t true, but it really is the essence of our relationship!

Beers at bar. Sox win — yes!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

haha nice!!!


Tracy @ Commit To Fit February 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Six years, best friends, love always


rhonda February 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

best friends married. happily ever after.


Ashley February 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

He’s weird but I love him :)

He’s really not that weird, but it seemed fitting haha.

I love when you post Eric’s reactions, they always make me laugh.


Wei-Wei February 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

My friend still likes you. Darn.


Michelle February 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Together we become our best selves. <3


christyn @ All Ways Nutritious February 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm

love this one…true for me to.


Jaclyn Trecartin February 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Makes me laugh even when mad.


laurie February 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Thirty Years of Joy and Adventure.
Seeing the World and Holding Hands.
Raising a Family and Loving life.
With You, My Life is Blessed.


CathyK February 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

your heart always knows the answer


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Awe I love this!! I can’t wait to have a new man to write a six-word love story about:)


Nicole February 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I loved this one you wrote- Found each other. Split. Found ourselves….SO good! love it!


Lana February 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Reading this made me really happy! Especially the one Eric wrote – “stole my heart with a smile.” You both have such a great way with words.


kristee February 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Love this!

Everything I never knew I needed…


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter February 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

This is such a beautiful idea, I loved looking through all of them. Mine, addressing my Type A personality, and my past relationships, is:

You can’t try to predict love.


Ilana February 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm

shots and sex, now best friends.
JK! (kinda)

for real:
It works. It shouldn’t. It does.


Coco February 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm

HAHAAHHA i love this one


Hannah February 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Open my eyes; accept being me.


Andrea February 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm

married, three kids… what!!? crazy fun


Carolyn February 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Always wanted him, finally with him.


We stopped running around each other.


April February 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm

He proposed four months in, yes.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

haiku of the soul of sorts..i love this, Angela!

making my own path . come with
i am not ordinary. you’re warned.
want simple and predictable? look elsewhere

oh god…I could go on and on…

I plan to recycle this on my blog with full credit to you on a rainy day when I need a little bloggie-inspiration :)

I love all of your 6 words, too!


Heather ( All Sizzle No Steak) February 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Passed ultimate test, can travel together.


Coco February 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm

This is such an inspiring and fun post!

Hmm…mine would be:

He can cook. I was hooked.

hehe :-)


JenATX February 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

i LOVE these. I started to comment on the ones I really enjoyed but there are too many.. i’m going to bookmark this page for when I need to smile. thanks angela & all the commentators

Mine is:
Him: annoying. Me: likes being annoyed ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

haha I could add that to my own list too


JenATX February 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Ooohh thought of another one

Laugh together and you love together <3


Laughter-Loving Stacy February 17, 2011 at 11:46 pm

He’s quiet, I’m loud: perfectly imperfect. <3


DessertForTwo February 18, 2011 at 12:03 am

Hi Angela!

I just want to say that I just got into your website and I’m so happy I did. Now I wish I had gotten to meet you at the foodbuzz festival in SF :( Next time

I made your avocado lime black bean salad tonight and it was great! I’m going to tackle your quinoa maple cereal, vegan Parmesan and vegan Alfredo sauce this weekend! Wish me luck (mostly so that my honey doesn’t notice it’s vegan. He’s skeptical of veganism, yet he’s never tried any of the food. I think I can win him over with your food! I was reading Eric is 75% vegan? How is that going? Is it hard to have 2 different eating habits in the same house?) <—longest conversation in parenthesis ever!

Anyway, thanks for being great! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

haha you are cute! Thanks for your kind words. :) I’m glad you enjoyed the BBS!
Eric has no intention of becoming vegan but he is very open to eating vegan meals now which is great. He now only has meat maybe a couple times per week (at work). For a long time, I made two different meals, but he found out that he enjoys what I make now so he stopped buying meat for the house. He will probably buy it a bit more in the summer when he fires up the BBQ though.


Darla February 18, 2011 at 12:06 am

Love is better the second time.


Maria @ Oh Healthy Day February 18, 2011 at 12:35 am

can hear your words, before spoken


Kamaile February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

The perfect gentleman took his name


Brenda Fisher February 18, 2011 at 6:42 am

reading down these quickly and had to stop at yours, so sweet


Ashley February 18, 2011 at 1:11 am

High school sweethearts, still in love.


Deb February 18, 2011 at 1:18 am

I’ve learned to truly love myself.


Beatrix February 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

All things happen for a reason.


Alaina February 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

So cute! :-)

Almost lost him, now together forever


Sabine @ thefruitpursuit February 18, 2011 at 1:45 am

I LOVED the one you posted on twitter but there’s tons of great ones out here! I’ll try and come up with some as well


Candy (Healthy in Candy Land) February 18, 2011 at 2:07 am

I love this! Here’s mine (though not very good!):

Madly in love since fourth grade.
He makes me a better me.
I make him eat healthy food.


JT February 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Yours are just perfect.


The Restaurant Manager February 18, 2011 at 2:40 am

You sum up was so perfect. I loved it. Time to send a tweet with that one! And a link to your blog of course! =)


Marit February 18, 2011 at 2:50 am

Love happens when you don’t look.


Hope gone, then you turned up

og in 3 words
alone, together, quiet

or (because my daugther is the true love of my life…)

Being your mum is the greatest adventure


Bronwyn February 18, 2011 at 3:01 am

Always looking still love not found.

Am I ready for complete commitment.

Never take for granted: friends, family.

Always coveting, never holding, will wait.


Emmanuelle February 18, 2011 at 5:52 am

Meet, doubts, love, laughter, hugs, life.

The Yogini and the Geek: adventure!

Live together, travel together, grow together.



Edda February 18, 2011 at 6:14 am

my poor attempts :)
passion appreciation trust sincerity unlimited love
All the answers I’ll ever need


Brenda Fisher February 18, 2011 at 6:17 am

eight little feet, tiny tickle toes


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

awww love that


Kat February 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

He was God’s surprise birthday present.


Brenda Fisher February 18, 2011 at 7:43 am

Shots in Killington, Chapel in Vegas


Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) February 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

So cool! But I’m not very good at this, haha…
I think this is ours:

From miles apart to together forever


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

I would say that is very fitting! :)


marla {family fresh cooking} February 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

This is such a sweet and uplifting post. 6 words can be so empowering and meaniful :)


Anne P February 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

This is the cutest post EVER.


[email protected] Sweet Life February 18, 2011 at 8:34 am

What a beautiful post!!

Our journey, our story, our love


Amanda February 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

I love this.
“our opposite worlds create happiness together”


Marci February 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

That post was really beautifully written! Like elegant poetry. I need to think more about my six words.


Jenny February 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

He has my heart, always, forver.


Hayley February 18, 2011 at 9:30 am

Never thought we’d be here today.

Love this. Totally tearing up at 6:29am. :)


Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

A long time ago I actually wrote a blog post on “healthy living” 6-word memoirs. Here were some of mine:

•Ate real food. Felt much better.

•I found balance amidst the extremes.

•Thought I couldn’t. Then I did.

•Started living when I stopped obsessing.


Alex @ Healing Beauty February 18, 2011 at 9:56 am

I think healthy living memoirs is a great idea!! I really liked yours!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

that is a great idea!


Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

Balance is key; strive for it.


Ashley P. @ The Vegetable Life February 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

I love this post.

Together since youth, forever through life.
Total opposites create endless love together.


Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods.com February 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

He’s not perfect. He is mine.


[email protected] February 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

aww this is beautiful so creative and inspirational.


Roz February 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

Brings out the best in me


Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner February 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love this… I really liked “Laugh lots, fight fair, forget often.”


Alex @ Healing Beauty February 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

Not my time yet, keep waiting.


Ali February 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

Together since we were only fourteen.


Nikki T February 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

This is my favorite Daily Glow!! So fun!

Learned to have fun with you
or maybe…
Silly boy, uptight girl, opposites attract!


Anita February 18, 2011 at 10:15 am

Him movie. Me swoon. Party. “You!”


Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries February 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

Apart we’re good, together we’re great.


kristen February 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

Believes in me when I don’t.


jenn February 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

friend throws party. i meet soulmate


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011 at 10:27 am



Alyssa February 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

10 years and still going strong!
My to good to be true!
Life blessed, then two perfect boys!


Christina February 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

I love these!! And of course his six words probably just warmed every gals heart :) You guys have a special marriage. It’s so hard to think of some in only 6 words.

Love isn’t blind, it’s in us.
We have a unique melody together.
Souls that laugh together, stay together.


coffeeaddict February 18, 2011 at 10:28 am

Cat person, dog person. It works!


Leanne (For Health's Sake) February 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

Showed me it’s okay to fall



Carly February 18, 2011 at 10:48 am

I love, love, LOVE this!!

I wasn’t looking, he blindsided me.
I’m not perfect, he doesn’t care.


Lindsay February 18, 2011 at 10:55 am

Tailgating cheeseburger paradise, infinite delicate few

One of-a Kind, Partner in crime

Downward dog – Savasana, dedicated morning glory

Nurture self daily, forever open heart


Sarah February 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

This is a really fun idea! Here’s mine:

Fed the kitty treats before work.
We found each other at sunrise.

I really like yours: Found each other. Split. Found ourselves.


Jazz February 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

Stole from Texas, not giving back!


Tiffany February 18, 2011 at 11:26 am

just relax and love him fully


Sara February 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

In full disclosure this is adapted from the movie, “Rumor Has It”, but I just absolutely love it.

Can live without. Don’t want to.


Shawna February 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

Our life goal: Coolest grandparents ever!


Amber K February 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Ooh, I love that!


brit February 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

love. long-distance. condo. ring. dog.

this is fun!


Nadeanne February 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Distance sucks but makes love stronger.
Gives me butterflies three years later.
Understands the weirdness. He’s weird too!
Melts my heart with dimpled smile.


Amber K February 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Ugh, I am usually so wordy that I can never do these things! I’m trying, but my brain is drawing a blank!

Although I’m really enjoying reading those from others. You all are so creative!


Celina February 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

You just made me cry, such beautiful words!

“Inner happiness finds outer true love”


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

So sweet! Reading these could easily take over my Friday workday. :)

My 6 words are:

Cheers to all the single ladies!


Karen February 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Make him laugh with my burps.


Leah @ Why Deprive? February 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I love this!! I think my favorite is this one “After eleven years, stomach still flips” because tahts exactly what Im looking for.

Right now, I think mine is this – It will be worth the wait.


Andrea B. @ Vegvacious February 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Who knew it could be so hard to come up with the perfect 6 words!

Mine would be:
Laughs lots kiss often loves always

Great post Angela!


Marjie February 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

He forgave me, our love lives.


Jennifer February 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Building on Coco’s 6 words:
Rebound. Won me over with cooking.

Been through hell but always together.

And finally:
Chose him to learn about myself.


Christine (The Raw Project) February 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Wonderful post, I could spend hours reading them all. :-)

Acceptance leads to love and joy.


Ashley Walker February 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm

We make each other better people.


Doc (The Healthy PhD) February 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

This is fun. I loved reading through them!

I think mine would be

‘Daily adventures keep our hearts young’

Also, the fiance and I totally chase eachother around being vampires. Do you have a sound effect? We do :)


Annette February 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

lovers and best friends for eternity
love is something cherished not judged


brianna February 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

living life by our own rules


(what runs) Lori February 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

That was so cute. :) Thanks for sharing.

Love like that really exists, doesn’t it?


Meaghan February 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I honestly love everyones storys! This is such a good idea :) Here’s my attempt:

true love, from fifteen to forever <3


Kyla February 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm

You can stand under my umbrella.

Too true because this is how he fell for me, it was raining and we were on our way to a formal. I was getting my umbrella out of my bag and being the southern Illinois boy that he is, he offered to carry it for me. The dating didn’t start until 5 months later and a messy breakup for him.


KaraHadley February 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I don’t have a love story yet, but my autobiography would be “I don’t have my priorities straight.”
And I mean that in the best possibly way.


Kamaile February 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

This is cool!


Lisa February 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

He’s everything I want, plus more.
I knew he was The One.
Young lust turned into forever love


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day February 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm

What a lovely , uplifting post!


Briana February 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

My soul mate, my last date.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article and idea :-)


Heather Dawn February 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Free Spirit lost, his Love guides
High School Sweethearts, Forever Soul Mates

(My boyfriend of 6 years proposed on Valentine’s-our 6 year anniversary!)


Cheryl February 19, 2011 at 5:55 am

mum,dad; my rocks, my friends

Donna, Jo, Katie, brighten my life

The One; are you coming soon?

Stunning Passion, Comfy Blankets; Beautiful Dreams?


sarah February 19, 2011 at 6:51 am

Alone now. Not forever. Love awaits.


Jaclyn February 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

He loves my quirks. Life’s good.

Best friends, travel companions, together forever.

College sweethearts, real life love always.


Ali @ Around the VeggieTable February 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

I said: “We laugh together every single day.”
He said: “She puts up with my insanity.”


Allie February 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Thank you for this post. My long-time-love, who’s also my high school sweetheart, is in Spain playing basketball so I’m always looking for interesting things for us to do together and we had a blast coming up with our 6-word-love story.

I said:
“He drives me crazy, stupid boy.”
“Volleyball player meets basketball player. Love”
“Love a thousand times over again…”

He said:
“Without rain, there’d be no rainbows.”
“My wife, the greatest conquest achieved” (We howled at this one)
“Don’t ask how, it just works.”


L'Abeille February 20, 2011 at 11:08 pm

You & me against the world


Foxy February 21, 2011 at 7:37 am

Ahhh lump in throat reading this post!!! Will have to think about mine :)


Vanessa February 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Chance meet, big leap, now complete.


Cheryl February 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Lovely : ) x


Teri February 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Love the pictures! You look so in love! Very cute! :)


Sara March 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Left my heart in Nashville hotel room.


Mary September 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Jesus loving best friends on fire. :)


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