People Reveal What They Didn't Know About Their Significant Others Before Marriage

"Oh! Have I not told you about the skulls?"

It can take an entire lifetime to really get to know somebody. Each of us has eerie mysteries, secret hobbies and skeletons hiding in the closet.

So when a Redditor named dDeoxyribo decided to ask married people of Reddit what peculiarities their partners revealed only AFTER tying the knot, the answers did not disappoint. Read some of their stories below.


1. Previous marriages.

"That she had been married 6 other times. She said, "Only two counted because they lasted more than a year," — Pb_Foot.

2. The unfortunate birthmark.

"Not about my SO but about me. Apparently I have a birthmark on my ass that looks just like a shit smear. I didn't know that until two weeks into the marriage she tells me about my permanent skid mark and that "I saw it when we first started dating and I really did think it was poo. It took me seeing it three or four times before I realized it was a birthmark. See I'll always love you!" God I love that woman," — cstanford94.

3. The squash.

"When I was about 20 and my parents had been married for 29 years my Mom said she was going to make squash with supper. My dad's response was to say "No thank you. I never want squash again." My mom was all WTF. My dad's response was that he had eaten it because a) she liked it and b) if you want your kids not to be picky eaters you suck it up and eat whatever is served. We were all astounded," — Dog-boy.

4. The staged photograph.

"I met my husband online -- okcupid. I found out right before we got married, after dating for 5 years and living together for 3, that the picture of him posted on the site was staged -- a profile of him using a camera timer in his room alone while holding a beer and talking to no one," — asleepawhile.

5. The wet habit.

"I didn't realize until after we lived together that she can't keep the bathroom floor dry. When she showers, I feel as though half of the time she points the shower head at the ground outside the shower. When she gets out, I imagine her shaking her body off in canine fashion. If she washes her face at the sink, I visualize her saying "one handful of water for me, one handful for you" (to the floor)," — SeldonsHari.


"We weren't married yet, but close. Him, sitting on my kitchen floor "Oh! Have I not told you about the skulls?" Me: "The skells? Skills?" Nope, skulls. He has (present tense, people) a box of flesh eating beatles. People from all over the country send him the heads of animals they've hunted and killed and he cleans the skulls and sends the skulls back to them for a trophy. I chose that guy," — burlysilverstar.

7. The other family.

"I didn't learn this until after 17 years of marriage. My wife passed away. At the funeral I met her ex-husband, her 22 year old son who she hadn't seen for 19 years, and her other 20 year old son who she gave up for adoption (from a different father). I never knew any of them existed until the night before the funeral when her best friend asked if I minded if they came," — OdinaryJose.

8. The hygiene secret.

"Literally 5 seconds ago I learned that my husband didn't know women have to wipe after peeing," — Lutya.

9. Sprechen Sie Deutch?

"We have been together 15 years and married for 7, we are watching tv the other day and someone starts speaking German and there are no subtitles - he translates it, like it's no big thing. I'm like who ARE you? Apparently he's watched so many war movies he speaks conversational German," — jessicalinn.

10. The nose job.

"While we were dating, my husband always told me this story about how he used to race dirt bikes and wrecked one time so badly that he had to have surgery to reconstruct his nose. It wasn't until we had been married several years that his mother heard me mentioning that story and how scary that must have been for her, worrying about her son...and she didn't know what I was talking about. The truth was that he never wrecked a dirt bike and his nose looked different because he had been ashamed of his larger-than-average Italian nose, so she saved up her money to buy him a nose job," — DIGGYRULES.

11. Disguised Star-Trek fan.

"A few years ago, after about 15 years as a couple, 7 years of marriage and one child together, I accidentally found out that my husband is a huge Star Trek fan. I walked into our bedroom one day and he quickly changed the tv station, so naturally I asked what he was watching. He reluctantly confessed, and was obviously very embarrassed to have to tell me that he watches Star Trek all the time when he is alone," — 2babybirdies.

Fore more intriguing love stories, go to People Reveal How They Found Out Their Partners Are Cheating and check out the stories of people in open relationships here: 15 People In Open Relationships Confess Their Feelings.

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