How We Met
Our love story began online. On the dating app Bumble to be exact. I had just about had enough with all the swiping the online dating world had to offer. I was going to give up..for the umpteenth time, when I came across David’s profile. I thought David was cute and decided to swipe right. Immediately we matched up and began talking. I soon found out that he had recently arrived to Connecticut from Oregon. He hadn’t planned on being in Connecticut long, but soon found a reason to stay :). Our first date was at Starbucks in West Hartford. I was so nervous that I ordered my drink wrong! David likes to joke that I was “walking fast” ahead of him because I was so nervous. I insist it was because I have long strides. The debate still goes on today :) one date turned into two and the rest was history!
How They Asked
We were engaged on Friday March 13th, 2020. It was a Friday night after a long week of work. David insisted that we order Chinese food from our favorite place out in West Hartford. “Chinese food Fridays” had been a long standing tradition we had established when I was living in West Hartford. It had been a while since we had ordered from that restaurant though. We ran a few errands then headed to pick up the food. David said he wanted to go to Starbucks since it would be a while until the food was ready. I was confused and wondered why he wanted coffee at 6pm. I said it was too late for coffee and we headed to pick up our food. We arrived home to eat. After dinner I began making brownies for a St. Patrick’s Day party we were attending the next day. Mid stir, David calls for me from our room. I rushed in only to see a very nervous David standing before me. Anxious thoughts flooded my mind. Then I looked next to David’s head and saw a spider crawling from the ceiling!! David quickly jumped into action and took care of the spider. Still nervous, he turned back to me with a ring box. He kneels down on his knee and says, ” I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” I began to tear up and said, “Are you serious?” about 1000 times before saying “YES!” After things calmed down David said
he had planned to propose at the Starbucks in West Hartford where we had first met. Oops! ;) we are very happy with how things turned out. It didn’t matter where the proposal had taken place, just that it had and it was perfect!