Romina and Richard
How We Met
We met at a mutual friend’s rooftop Halloween party. Neither of us wore real costumes, nor were we really looking for a relationship at the time. I remember half way through the party I told my best friend and cousin that there was something about him, I could not tell what, that I was attracted to. We talked the rest of the night and by the end, we kissed. It was the greatest feeling, I had never felt that way with a kiss before. We had no idea what was in store for us, but I am so glad I went to that party!
How He Asked
We had moved to Phoenix in September but I wanted to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. On my last weekend in LA he drove from Phoenix to pick me up. He said he wanted to hike. I should have known how fishy that was because he is not one for much physical activity. He said he wanted to go to Griffith Park, since we hiked it when we first started dating. I told him we should try something new and that the traffic would be really bad, but he insisted. We parked in Griffith and started our trek up. We held hands, and I kept telling him how much I loved that place. Then at one point he asked to stop to take a picture. I should have known then something was up, usually I’m the one making him take pictures. Then we arrived at the Tiffany’s overlook and I see a guy sitting with his back towards us. He got up and turned around, I noticed it was his really good friend Tim. We had said we would meet up with him later that day, so I figured they decided to meet up at the park. Then Tim took out his camera and started recording, and he grabbed my hand and went down on one knee. I think I blacked out after that because I still do not remember everything that he said. You could see in the video I was very much in shock. It was perfect though, I would not have it any other way.