How We Met
Jake and I grew up together in a small suburb outside of Chicago. I always had the biggest crush on him, but we were never more than friends as kids. We spent our childhood loitering around the local 7/11 and texting on our flip phones. It was simple.
How They Asked
On a trip back to our hometown, Jake tricked me into going over to our middle school for a tour. Little did I know, he had a sneaky arrangement. There was a boom box set up in the gym with a 2000s slow dance song on a burnt CD. Don’t worry- it wasn’t Nickelback. My middle school crush asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, right in the spot where it all started.