Alex and Ryan

How We Met: Ryan and I met in 2003 through a mutual friend and dated briefly dated in high school. Over the years we always stayed in touch and we would always make sure that we didn’t go too long without taking to each other. The summer after I graduated college, I moved back home after a bad relationship ended. Ryan had also just gotten out of a relationship and we started to hang out. One night after going out to dinner as “just friends”, I worked up the courage to grab his hand and hold it as we walked to the car. We moved in together 4 months later on Valentine’s Day and never looked back:)

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How He Asked: Ryan’s proposal isn’t too over the top, but it was special. We had been taking about getting married for a while and Ryan had even tricked me into showing him what kind of engagement rings I liked. One Saturday morning while we were eating breakfast, Ryan suddenly got very serious and asked me if I really wanted to marry him and be with him forever. When I said yes he walked out of the room. Confused, I followed him and when I walked around the corner he was down on one knee holding a ring. I was so shocked that I actually asked if he was proposing to me. He said “yes will you marry me?” And I of course said yes. He then told me that he had purchased the ring the day after I had showed him what kind I liked. He had been hiding in to it for a month and couldn’t find the right time to ask. When we were sitting at breakfast he looked at me and realized that he loved me and there would never be a perfect time to ask so he just went for it and hoped for the best. After he told me this I obviously started crying happy tears.