Brianna and Matt

How We Met

Matt and I met on a dating website called OkCupid. My roommate at the time had met her boyfriend on Match.com so she said I should just give it a try. I created an account on OkCupid since it was free to see what it was all about and ended up listing 6 things on a question that asked me to list only 4. Matt messaged me that same day with “I listed more than 4 also. I like a rebel.” I don’t know what it was about that simple message but it pulled me in! We texted for 8 hours straight that day and then talked on the phone that night for two hours! It felt like we had known each other for years! He wanted to take me out but not only did I dislike dating, I completely disliked going to dinner on a first date which he didn’t judge me for at all. Since he lived near the beach he suggested we just walk along the beach. We met the very next night and talked for a few hours on a swing set on the beach while listening to the waves. We have not been apart since!

How He Asked

Let me just start with the fact that I am a huge fan of the show The Bachelor. My girlfriends and I have Bachelor nights where we get together and just laugh and cry over this show! Matt hates it! I mean… leaves the room and closes the door to not have to watch it kind of hate. I went that work that day like any other day and sat in terrible traffic on the way home after an 10 hour day. I texted him to let him know I was almost home and he said he just got out of a work meeting and was almost home as well. While parking at home, Matt called me and said him and Charli (my toy poodle) were at the park and to meet them over there. I thought nothing of it as he walks Charli at that park everyday when he gets home from work. I got the mail and started to read it as I walked to the park which was 100ft away. As I was reading the mail I glanced up to see where they were and there was a fancy black limo, a photographer and behind there stood the most handsome man I had ever seen in a black and white suit with a pillar and a single rose laying on the pillar and all I could do in that moment was stop and cry! This was it! The best moment of my life was about to happen!

I cried the whole walk over to him where he grabbed my shaker hands, then grabbed the rose and got down on one knee. He said “I love you so much! I want to make you the happiest girl in the world. Will you accept this rose and marry me?” The most gorgeous ring I had ever seen was inside this single rose and I just cried and cried! I had never felt so happy in my entire life to know I would have him by my side for the rest of my life. I felt like I was dreaming! Then the best part of all…. he told me to turn around and that’s when my parents and Charli got out of the limo to come celebrate with us!!

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