The handsome couple met on Tinder where Abby brazenly flirted with Billy by complimenting the photo of him wearing half a carved pumpkin on his head, and the two quickly fell into a deep virtual conversation wherein, despite mild concern over Abby’s budding taxidermy hobby, Billy felt safe to reveal the deep trauma suffered years ago from the theft of his cactus, Steve. They met on a Friday night at Live Wire, coincidentally a favorite of both of them, a classy place where the bartender will openly mock you and you may end up cuddling a Pit Bull in one of the booths, while the film Zombeaver plays on both televisions.
It wasn’t long before they were ping-ponging witty remarks, swapping stories and cracking each other up, ending up at the ancient Red Fox Room piano bar, and had the best date they had both ever been on, hands down. A few years later, Billy put a ring on it, in that very same piano bar.
The last few years we have sought out the weird and unknown together, made creative and elaborate meals, took part in each other’s passions (dirt bikes! Feminist art shows!), found comfort in our shared world views and values, and seen each other through rough times. We have taken risks, learned from each other and become each other’s family. We can’t wait for the future ahead!