Lauren and Joel

How We Met: Joel and I met online. I had just moved to Ohio and he had given up on meeting someone genuine. I tried a Match.com free trial and he had been on the site for about a month when it accidentally renewed his subscription and we met! I think it’s definitely safe to say fate intervened and brought us together!

How He Asked: Joel had been working overtime on third shift the week he proposed. Instead of going to sleep on the day of the proposal he went to buy the perfect ring while I was at work. We hadn’t had a date night in quite awhile and I had suggested we have one that night earlier on in the week. We went to dinner when I got home from work and afterwards he suggested we go walk around the park because it was Spring and the weather was so nice.

After hiking around by the river for awhile (in heels, I should add), he started telling me stories about how he came to that park as a child and would search for fossils with his family. A few minutes later, he bent down and pretended he found a fossil and told me to come look. When I walked around to him, he was down on one knee and popped the question! I immediately cried happy tears and attempted to jump up and down with excitement, in my heels! We went to celebrate with our families right afterwards and started wedding planning right away!

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