It all began with a very bad date. Just not with who you'd think! Dana was about to throw in the towel after an abysmal, boring, would rather be getting a root canal kind of date... and in walked Colton. Well, metaphorically speaking. Dana made the first move with "what have I got to lose?" at the top of her mind and sent him a message thinking there wasn't a chance he'd respond. He replied, there were sparks but what there wasn't, apparently, was a time they were both available to go on a date. But if anyone knows Dana, we know she is nothing if not persistent.
They found a time to meet, finally, in person. But not so fast! Her pal Emma was convinced she was getting catfished and, as any good friend would do, forced Colton to send a picture of himself holding two kitchen utensils to prove he was the real deal. With Emma's seal of approval, the time came for the true test - Luna.
It was love at first sight. For Luna at least (just kidding).
The three met, one peed all over the floor, and the other two knew that this moment was worth the wait and that it was the start of something special.
Since they met in November 2019,
Dana has changed jobs a whopping six times;
they moved in together... then promptly moved again to another state;
Colton deployed for nearly 8 months;
they said goodbye to Dana's childhood home where Colton proposed;
Luna has eaten approximately nine million treats;
they've seen friends get married in North Carolina, Maryland, South Dakota, and Colorado;
and now it is their turn to say "I do".