Catherine and Daniel

Catherine's Proposal in New York, NY

How We Met

In February 2016 I had updated my online dating profile to include some ‘Hamilton’ references, hoping that someone would pick up on them and send me a message. Finally, after years of “failed attempts” at online dating, I got a message that would forever change my life. Danm776 sent me a message asking if I had been lucky enough to actually see Hamilton, or if I had just been listening to the soundtrack on repeat, like himself. I had been fortunate enough to have seen it twice already at that point, but that didn’t stop me from starting a conversation that never ended. A couple of days after that first message Dan asked me out for dinner, but as luck would have it I ended up winning lottery tickets to see Book of Mormon on Broadway the night our first date was scheduled for. I had a good feeling about this guy, so I took a chance and asked if he wanted to go with me to see the show as part of our first date and he agreed! Dinner, a broadway show, and drinks made up our first date, and we left the evening with two more dates already lined up.

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How He Asked

Fast forward to June 12th, 2016. Dan and I had now been dating for a little more than three months when Hamilton tickets for spring 2017 were released. We didn’t think twice about it, and grabbed up 2 tickets to the evening performance on March 1st, which would be our one year anniversary.

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On March 1st, 2017, after a year of dating Dan and I went out to dinner and then to see Hamilton together for the first (and possibly only) time. We laughed and spoke about how this fantastic piece of theater brought us together in the first place. As the show ended, Dan suggested we head up towards the stage to take a picture by it. What I didn’t know is that he had been working for months to make this the most special night of our lives! When we got up there, he dragged me over to the stage door where he gave his name to the man with the clipboard, who then opened the door for us where one of the stars of the show was standing and waiting to give us a tour of the stage! Once on stage, Dan began to tell me about how much I mean to him and the importance of Hamilton in our relationship.

In that moment, he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him… and obviously I said “YES!”

Who knew that a couple of Hamilton references in my profile would bring me the love of my life, and the most perfect proposal?

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