29 Best Quotes About Meeting Someone for the First Time

Is there anything quite as exciting as the giddy feeling you get when you first meet someone? The interaction is full of potential. Will you be rivals or partners? Will you think of a fabulous business idea together? Or will you slip into a friendship, flirtation, or end up in a long-term relationship? Only time will tell! Let these quotes about meeting someone for the first time inspire you to see the potential in each new acquaintance!

After all, who knows what lies in store after every handshake and smile you encounter in your life? The only way to find out is to check for yourself. The quotes I’ve collected represent the full spectrum of possibility that’s right at your fingertips every time you go outside! So let’s see what people who are far more eloquent have to say about those magic moments when you meet someone for the very first time!

29 Sweet Quotes About Meeting Someone for the First Time

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Quotes About Meeting Someone for the First Time

#1. “People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote.” — Charlotte Gray

#2. “According to psychologists, when meeting someone for the first time, you have about 7 seconds to make a powerful first impression.”

#3. “Treat each event you attend and each person that you meet as if it were an appointment with one of your best clients — even if you are meeting that person for the very first time.” — Timothy M. Houston

#4. “When you meet somebody for the first time, you’re not meeting them. You’re meeting their representative.” — Chris Rock

#5. “When you meet someone for the first time, that’s not the whole book. That’s just the first page.” — Brody Armstrong

#6. “It’s so rare to meet a person who actually lives up to their reputation.” ― Paul Krueger

#7. “When I meet people for the first time, I always put on my glasses because I feel like that’s a little something extra between me and them.” — Edwidge Danticat

#8. “Whenever I meet people for the first time, I assume that they have a great story to tell and that it’s my job to find it.” — Sarah Ferguson

#9. “Meeting, for the first time in person, someone that you’ve ‘known’ for some time online = Taking the relationship to the ‘previous’ level.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

#10. “I hate meeting someone for the first time I have a connection with online. So scared something will happen and I’ll end up losing them…”

#11. “The saddest thing in life is meeting someone you connect with immediately and realizing you will never see them again.”

#12. “The two hardest things to say in life are ‘hello’ for the first time and ‘goodbye’ for the last.”

Quotes About Meeting Someone for the First Time and Feeling a Special Connection

#13. “I love that feeling of meeting someone for the first time but feeling and interacting as though we’ve known each other forever.”

#14. “I think you know you’ve found someone special when you meet them for the first time, and it feels like you’re just picking up where you left off. You look at them and think ‘where have you been?’” — Caitlyn Siehl

#15. “I think some souls have a way of connecting without our knowledge. That’s why you can meet someone for the first time, but inside, you just know. You know it’s not the first time you’ve felt them.”

#16. “Meeting someone for the first time sometimes feels like we have known each other forever, like there is a deeper connection somewhere. There is no explanation; it’s a matter of heart.” — Aksika

#17. “Sometimes, you meet a person, and you just click — you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them your whole life, and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.”

#18. “There are moments in our life when we meet someone, and we feel as if we have known them all our lives. It seems astounding, really, to know that you can understand each other so well. It feels fascinating when you find out that even if you both are meeting for the first time, there is already an amazing chemistry happening between you two! And what is captivating is the depth to which you already know each other; almost like you both know each other inside out. When you both look into each other’s eyes, you both already know what is going on in each other’s minds. As if words are not required at all to understand the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the other person.” ― Avijeet Das

Romantic Quotes About Meeting Someone for the First Time

#19. “A simple hello could lead to a million things.”

#20. “Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time and knowing it would be my favorite.”

#21. “I knew the first time we met you’d be kind of hard to forget.”

#22. “Dreams do come true. I know, because mine came true on the day I met you.”

#23. “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.”

#24. “When you meet someone special, you’ll know. Your heart will beat more rapidly, and you’ll smile for no reason.”

#25. “I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I believe in meeting someone for the first time and knowing they’re going to change your life.”

#26. “Meeting you was not the first day of the rest of my life; it was the first day of the BEST of my life.” — Steve Maraboli

#27. “If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high.” — Lauren Graham

#28. “If I meet two guys at the same time and one of them is coming on really strong and talking a lot, and the other is more quiet and reserved, I’m going to like the second one. I want someone who isn’t going to give it away in the first meeting.” — Arielle Kebbel

#29. “I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second, or third, or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow, the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” — Cassandra Clare

To Conclude

As we all know, people are intrinsically social animals. However, in my experience, that only means that we tend to travel in packs, not that we’re open to newcomers. But who’s to say we can’t change that?

Meeting new people gives me such a thrill! If you gave it a chance, I’m sure you’d like it too. Every stranger you pass on the street is a potential friend or even lover. At worst, you’ll remain strangers. So what do you have to lose?

Hopefully, these quotes about meeting someone for the first time have inspired you to venture outside of your comfort zone. I’m definitely feeling inspired to go out without my headphones for once and mingle a little! And who knows? Maybe I’ll meet a kindred spirit I knew in one of my past lives!