It was love at first sight! In May of 2020, we crossed profiles on Hinge, the app that’s meant to be deleted. Our first date was on FaceTime due to the pandemic, we both got dressed up, did our makeup, coordinated our dinner to have our plates ready at the same time and sat in front of our computer talking for hours. It was the last night we would go without the other. Days later we met in person in the parking lot of a movie theatre that became a makeshift playground/cookout space/hang out where people could keep a safe distance. Meghan pulled up smiling, blasting music, with her windows down and hair bouncing in the breeze. Jenn on the other hand showed up in a makeshift hazmat suit and N95. Despite the darkness of the times and the ever present feeling of sadness and fear, we managed to find our soulmate. We are living proof that love will always find a way.
We had two proposals. After many months of planning, in September 2021, Meghan surprised Jenn with dinner at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Years prior, Jenn was a cook at EMP but never had the opportunity to sit in the dining room as a patron and enjoy a meal. After the meal of a lifetime, we headed back to the hotel and upon entering there was a slight change in the room, roses and a bottle of champagne. Meghan grabbed Jenn's hand and brought her out to the balcony where she pulled out a ring and asked her to marry her. Jenn calls it, the best night of her life. Jenn's proposal to Meghan came a few weeks later at the beginning of October when Meghan was about to head out of town on a business trip. Meghan's favorite dish is called Padani, from a restaurant in Tribeca. Jenn recreated the dish and made a video of their time together to show Meghan. At the end of it, Jenn popped the big question and Meghan said yes! The couple celebrated their engagement with a trip to Joshua Tree, California.