Joseph and Nicolas

Joseph Vanderhoff and Nicolas's Engagement in Nevada, Las Vegas

How We Met

I met my wonderful soon to be Husband Nick Ruiz, like most gay men do, online using the dating website Plenty of Fish. It took about a week for us to find each other, well he actually found me by sending me a message that he was interested in me. I thought, he seems nice and is very handsome so let’s get to know each other. So after about a week of messaging back and forth, we decided to meet at the beautiful outdoor mall Victoria Gardens. I actually gave him a big hug when we saw each other. It was love at first sight! That day was the best day of our lives we had a great day with each other, we started with getting some Starbucks and chatting, then going to see the movie Wonder Woman. To top it off he bought me dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory. After dinner, we went to sit in his car and chat more and that’s where we had our first kiss. It was a really wonderful first date. Now we live together and are engaged!

How He Asked

I kind of had a feeling it was coming but wasn’t sure how he was going to do it. It was a total surprise. We get to the hotel room and I go to the restroom real quick, then I come out and on the bed is a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a rose. Then Nick says have you’ve seen the movie, Forest Gump? I say yes I have. Then he says Life is like a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’ll get. So I open the box and inside with the chocolates is the ring. He is down on one knee, and before he can ask me, I just say yes yes Delete repeated word, of course, I will. Why wouldn’t I cutie? I love you so much.

Joseph Vanderhoff's Proposal in Nevada, Las Vegas