Elizabeth and Andrew
How We Met
We met after noticing and messaging each other on OkCupid (a dating website).
How He Asked
I was having a boring, long day at work and he text me that Chowder (our pet cat) missed me so I should hurry home. I text him that I would try to. Traffic ended up being pretty heavy, so it took me twice as long as normal to get home. I walked through the door, tired and disheveled, to see him holding Chowder for me to pet and kiss him. So I did, but he seemed pretty insistent on me noticing Chowder, so I gave him some more attention and noticed a string tied to him. I started to say “what’s he got tied…” when I noticed a ring on the end of the string. It was then that Andrew got down on one knee, took my hand and nervously asked me to marry him while I was in shock, tearing up, and barely listening as I said “Yes!”. Then we kissed…a lot. I told him I didn’t know if he would ever ask me and he explained he had been wanting to for a while but that he wanted to wait until I got settled in my new job and that he just got the ring from his mom earlier that afternoon. He had thought about waiting to plan something more elaborate, but he knew that if he didn’t just do it that he wouldn’t get any sleep just thinking about it and that he’d wake me up in the middle of the night and just hand me the ring. Even though I had been wanting it desperately for months now, I was totally surprised.