Single ladies love to ask married women to tell them the story of how they met their husbands, as if by listening to their "love story" they will hear some magic words that will help them know what to "do" to meet their mate.
One thing you need to know is some of the folks you are asking don't even know what they "did" to meet who they met and married. They got "ready" for marriage on accident, so they really don't know what to tell you. They are glad that the only thing you asked was how they met, because as far as actual preparation goes they don't have that answer.
It is nice to listen to people’s love stories. I am a sucker for a love story. It does give you something to look forward to, like having your own love story to tell someday. Because Marriage is ultimately spiritual, there has to be Faith applied in addition to and even more than hope. Faith will keep your hope alive when hope wanes.