Lea Ann & Arjun

Floral Garlandflowers

Arjun Rajagopalan


Lea Ann Mislevy

September 10, 2023

Oak Park, IL
103 days103 d4 hours4 h38 minutes38 min54 seconds54 s

Our story begins with a match…

October 2020

On Hinge, the dating app made to be deleted!

First Virtual Date

November 2020

We both went in thinking it’d be an hour, but ended up talking for 3 hours straight.

First REAL Date

December 19, 2020

He lived in Chicago and I lived in the suburbs, so we met in the middle at a German restaurant. He brought flowers and we shared dessert.

Seeing each other on the weekends

December 2020-January 2021

The famous car picnic, Christmas lights, I made Arjun a chunky knit blanket, and Arjun showed me my first Hindi movie: Zindagi na melagi dobara

Deleted Hinge

January 9, 2021

After a fun date ice skating, dinner at his place, and getting KitKat’s blessing, Arjun asked me to be his girlfriend.

First trip together - Lake Geneva, WI

February 2021

It was literally the coldest weekend that winter, but we still had fun seeing ice sculptures and exploring the ice castles.

Seeing each other on weekends AND Wednesday dinner dates

February 2021-September 2021

Let us know if you’re looking for dining recommendations around Lombard, Rosemont, Elmhurst, Des Plaines…

Move-In Day!

September 2021

We made the move to Irving Park, Chicago! This is where we learned the importance of measuring furniture before purchasing it (though we do still have the tiny couch)


June 4, 2022

While we were cuddled up watching trash tv (Married at First Sight) Arjun surprised me with a cartoon book he customized to be all about our love. The very last page said “I love you! Marry me!” and he was down on one knee opening a pokéball case which had my ring inside.

Get married & live a long, happy life together!

September 10, 2023 & beyond

We’re looking forward to more adventures, more time spent with friends and family, more lazy Sundays, and more dogs.