How We Met: Jonas and I met back in 2005. I was attending college at Kent State University and had just joined Facebook. This was back when you could only see people within your college network, but all profiles were public. I was searching profiles to find people who were in my business fraternity when I came across Jonas’s picture. He was the most handsome guy I had ever seen. He took my breath away.
So I looked at his profile, added his AIM name to my contact and watched his away statuses for a couple of days (to make sure he wasn’t posting about having a girlfriend). After a day or two, I couldn’t wait any longer so I instant messaged him and said “hey, I don’t know if you have a girlfriend or anything, but I just wanted to let you know that I think you are really hot.” His response? “Word”.
I wondered what the heck I was supposed to say to that?! What did that even mean?! We got chatting and found we had a lot in common. He then said something like, “If you’re for real, then let’s meet up right now.” I was so nervous, but I wanted to meet him so bad. And when I did, it was love at first sight. We never stopped hanging out ever since! We will be together 9 years on February 3, 2014.
Over the course of 9 years we raised a pomeranian puppy together named Louis, we moved from Ohio to Pittsburgh, we started and built our careers and purchased our first house together. We grew up together. Which is why his proposal in the house we turned into a home was so special and unforgettable.
Here’s the video:
And the ring!