Get your minds out of the gutter, not THAT kind of happy ending. ;)

I'm freshly single and generally feeling sad as well as discouraged and overwhelmed about the prospect of dating again (I hate it), and am generally in a funk of "this sucks and I'm going to be single and alone forever" BLAH!!

So.... tell me your love stories. How did you meet? How did you Know that he/she was the one for you (be it forever, or just for right now)? What makes it work? What makes you wake up each day thankful that they are by your side? How do they drive you insane but you love them anyway? How is you life better because they are there? What else do you want to brag about? TELL ME YOUR HAPPY LOVE TALES!