Eric’s Version: The night I met Anna I happened to be walking through the study area of the dorm I lived in and saw her in a study group. I was immediately smitten. I noticed my friend Sam was also in the group and used that as an excuse to sit with the group and start talking with Anna. Later that evening Sam invited Anna to hang out with our group of friends where we talked some more, but I didn’t think she was very interested in me. Thankfully Sam said I should just ask her out anyways and gave me Anna’s number. We had our first date at the Michigan State planetarium shortly after. Anna's Version: I met Eric at Michigan State University in 2012. One of my courses included a group project with students randomly assigned. One of my fellow group mates included Sam Berndt, who I didn't know at the time. While our work group was in the middle of a meeting, Eric was walking through and by chance, noticed his friend Sam (not me!) and came over to chat with him. It wasn’t “love at first sight,” more like, I found Eric too weird (in a good way) to forget. Eric crashed the rest of our meeting and I stayed afterwards to hang out with him and his friends, Sam and Eric H. I thought I'd never see Eric after that night and was too shy to reach out myself. About a week later, he asked me out - the rest is history! That night is so memorable for me; not only did I meet Eric but other kind friends like Sam and Eric H. I owe a big thanks to Sam and that randomly assigned group!