Amanda and Christian

How We Met

Christian and I met in the summer of 2015, on Tinder. I was on tinder for about a year, going on dates and never really able to find that match for me. Christian messaged me over fourth of July weekend, with the cheeziest pick up line ever!!!!

Christian: “Do you have a pair of oven mitts?

Me: mmmm no why?

Christian: “Because you are way to hot to handle.”

I don’t know why but that actually worked. I got hooked right there and then. We talked for about a week until our first date. I was of course super nervous and the night of our date I had two of my girls over helping me get ready. We planned to grab some drinks and go to the beach and have a nice stroll while really getting to know each other. Just my luck, of course it started pouring….. so we had to switch to a last minute plan and of course I panicked and decided we will just go to my work/bar. That was my safe place. Christian called and he said he was outside, and again my luck I was not ready lol so I told him 15 minuets.

He got nervous, went down the street to Walgreens got gum and car fresheners lol. I finally was ready and he was parked right outside of my condo. I got in the car and the conversation just flowed, we arrived to my bar, had a couple drinks, he met some of my co-workers and It went really well. The rain finally stopped so we decided to keep the date going and headed to the beach. After a couple hours, he dropped me back off at my house, I went upstairs to find both of my girls still there waiting for me to get home, but of course it was so late, they both were sleeping. So I got into bed and wrote this super long message to thank Christian for a wonderful night, and since that night we have been attached to the hip. Christian asked me to be his girlfriend August 5, 2015. During this week I got in a hit and run car accident, failed a huge life changing exam and to top it all off my grandfather passed away. Christian was there for me from morning to night and he really showed me no matter he will be that support and shoulder I always needed/wanted.

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How He Asked

Christian and I moved pretty quickly. I moved in about 4 months after we started dating, we met each others family and spent a lot of time together. He truly understands me and loves me for who I am. I could not be any more thankful for this man coming into my life. Christian is truly a saint. We have been talking about spending our life together after only 6 months of dating, now almost two years of dating he got down on one knee and GOD IT WAS AMAZING. We had a weekend plan to go back to my condo in Saint Augustine, since I had to work that weekend and needed his help. We pack our cars and headed down from Jacksonville, a quick easy 30 minute drive. We got settled in, got ready, and was planning on leaving for lunch.

We headed down the stairwell and Christian walked in front of me, turned me around and he got down on one knee. He started crying and I was in shock!!! This was the same exact spot where he picked me up on our first date about 2 years ago. It was private and no-one was around and I loved every second of it. I could not have wanted it any other way. Christian is really the most caring, thoughtful, loving, and encourging man I have every met and I am the luckiest girl in the world to call him mine for the rest of our lives. I love you babe forever and always.