No two Valentine's stories are alike. Still, there's inspiration to be found in the way couples meet and realize they'll be weaving their lives together.

For example, if you feel like playing matchmaker for single friends, it might be an OK idea. A fourth of those who are married or in committed relationships say they met through friends — the most common way for U.S. couples to get together, an Associated Press-WE tv poll found. Looking for love at school or work also remains ever-popular. Less than 10 percent of serious couples say they met at a bar or party. About the same portion credit a dating website or app, although that is trending upward in more recent matches. Meetings at religious services are close behind, the survey shows.

Here's a gallery of portraits and the how-we-met stories that couples will celebrate Saturday.

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