How We Met
Luke and I were both pretty tired of online dating. He’d been single for almost a year, I’d been single for over a year, and online dating was really knocking us down. I was the first to contact Luke and good thing I did! Luke has been stood up the day before I messaged him, and he was about ready to delete his account. But I messaged him, and we starting talking about the things we liked. I was sick at the time, so our first date didn’t happen for a couple of weeks, but then he took me out for ice cream and we walked around a park for two hours (in the cold April weather) while getting to know each other. It was a really great evening, even if my hands were freezing!
How They Asked
I’d been hinting at an engagement for a while. I knew pretty early on that I wanted to marry Luke, so I hoped that he felt the same way. We went home to my parents’ house for Easter weekend, and he asked for my parents’ permission while I wasn’t in the room (so cute!). We left on Sunday afternoon, and we went back to our apartment to watch game 6 of round 1 Stanley Cup playoffs (I’m a hockey fan—Luke doesn’t really care for it). During the game, Luke started to act weird.
He was quiet, he kept looking at me funny, and when I put my head on his chest I could feel his heart was racing. I asked him what was wrong, and he said he was fine. A few minutes later, I asked him again, and he told me to close my eyes. When I opened them, he had a ring box in his hand and he asked me to marry him! I had no idea he’d gotten a ring—a ring that’s actually my dad’s mom’s engagement ring. It’s so special to be wearing an heirloom, and I’m so excited to spend the rest of my life with him!