Marissa and Robert
How We Met
We met online, on Plenty of Fish. Rob told me that he was just getting ready to delete his profile. When I first saw the thumbnail of his picture, I thought he was adorable! I went back-and-forth about messaging him for a while, but eventually I decided to. We talked about the beach, and our love for car shows. After texting, talking on the phone, and Skyping, we first (finally) met in person about a week later when he came over to my apartment at college.
How He Asked
Rob and I have been together for six years, so I was hoping for a proposal sooner rather than later. We always go out for a nice dinner when we go on vacation, and our trip to Florida was no different. I noticed that he was being a little pickier than usual about where we were seated in the restaurant we went to. I was amazed at the place, as it was a little fancier than places we would usually go. He got up to “go to the bathroom,” and I was none the wiser. When we were done eating, our waiter put a plate down in front of me, which confused me, until I read what was written on it! Rob got down on one knee and presented me with the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. I don’t remember much of what was said except for my response, “Yes, of course!” Everyone in the restaurant broke out into applause, and our waiter brought us champagne. We were surprised to learn that another waitress at the restaurant took it upon herself to record the proposal on her own personal phone, and we are so happy to have the video as a keepsake.