Lauren and Josh met the way many modern-day couples do (and are shy to admit): Tinder. She traveled up to Tennessee to tour a college, and they matched. She was hesitant to re-enter the dating scene, but his classic pickup line, “Do you like fishing? Because you’re Lauren me in,” warmed her heart – and as they say, the rest was history.
Rachel and Parth dated throughout college at the University of Texas at Austin but went separate ways soon after graduation. Six years later, the pair reconnected in Houston, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Elise, a lawyer, and Jeremy, a financial analyst, met at Elise’s sister’s wedding, where Jeremy, a close friend of the couple, was a groomsman. Flash forward to a sunny spring day in 2019; the couple spent it at The Houston Zoo. Jeremy nervously popped the question near the elephant enclosure, elephants being Elise’s favorite animal.
A decade ago, Ariel and Jake met at a local bar in Katy and had been inseparable ever since. Jake popped the big question a few days after their son Lincoln’s first birthday. Ariel had him tag along on a full-day shopping spree, and when they arrived back at the house, Ariel opened the door to Jake on one knee. “Of course, I cried and said YES! Jake and Lincoln put my ring on my finger, and I was on cloud 9, he customized my engagement ring, and it was exactly how I wanted it, and I had NO IDEA!” says Ariel.
Niku, a News and Traffic Anchor for the San Antonio news station KENS-5 and Geno, who is in the Air Force Special Ops, were total strangers until meeting at a coffee shop in the Alamo City. After exchanging glances, Geno invited Niku to sit with him. Three and a half hours later, they suddenly “noticed the time and were both shocked at how two strangers had such a strong connection,” says Niku.