How it all started
My wife and I went on our first date on Valentine’s Day during our senior year in high school. I had noticed her around school for a while, but she was dating someone. One day I saw her talking with some friends of mine, so I made a point to join the conversation and introduce myself. Come to find out, she had recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend. My friends encouraged me to ask her out for Valentine’s Day, and I was happy to do so. Over the next week I asked our mutual friends to tell me anything they could to help me knock her socks off. I found out who her favorite singer was and that she had a thing for frogs. When I picked her up for our date, I had her favorite music playing on my radio and brought her a stuffed frog (I think she was impressed). We began speaking on the phone and hanging out with each other at school. Before long, I asked her to be my girlfriend. The rest is history.