Aaryn and Andy

How We Met

We first met in college, instantly bonding over our love for rap/hip-hop. The door to my dorm room was open & I was chilling with my roommate blaring music when he heard what we were listening to and stopped in our doorway with his friend. He praised our playlist and asked me, “Who’s your favorite rapper?” Me, being terrible at on-the-spot questions, (and not being able to just pick one) couldn’t give an answer right away. He said “Alright, we’ll think of your top 5 & tell me tomorrow!” and left.

I didn’t think much of it, after all, you always run into & sometimes have conversations with random people in college, right? Well, tomorrow came, and I ended up running into him again in the cafeteria and he remembered to ask me again! (I was able to come up with an answer this time) We became good friends not too long after that, our friend groups always hanging out with eachother, and always looked out for one another. After 3 years of friendship and dating other people, one day during Christmas Break we were texting and just never stopped. Our friendship blossomed into romance, and we’ve basically been inseparable ever since.

How They Asked

He planned on popping the question much differently, but COVID-19 threw a big ol’ wrench in those plans. One day, while stuck in quarantine, he asked if I wanted to play a game with him. He said he would explain the rules to me, but first: I had to be blindfolded. I went along with it, figuring it was just one of those couples’ trivia games that were pretty popular at the time. He went on to “explain” the game… which ended up being him telling me how much he loved me & wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. (I was still absolutely clueless to what was going on btw, I honestly thought it was part of the game!) He had me finally take the blindfold off, and there he was down on one knee, showing me the ring. After getting over the initial shock, (and ugly crying) I happily accepted his proposal!! With all the uncertainty going on in the world, there’s nothing better than being certain of the person you’re spending the rest of your life with.

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