Posted on March 21st, 2011 by Michael.
How I used to roll my eyes when people would say that love comes at unexpected times and when you are not looking for it; for a single person there is no way to understand what that means nor believe it to be true until you find yourself repeating the same adage. And, while I like to think myself cliché free, I have found myself repeating that adage in one form or another. I should note, however, that I think that adage is more in line with the “a watched pot never boils” philosophy rather than some magical happenstance. At any rate, I found love on an otherwise routine Saturday evening.
When people ask us how we met, we always say, “There are two stories”
Dave’s story is as follows: “Michael and I met at Fugazi, (a gay bar in Buffalo). He of course came over to me, since he was mesmerized by my pretty face, as most people are (Dave is given to hyperbolics). We exchanged information and chatted online for a little bit and then went on our first date at Butterwood Bakery.”
And like a well oiled comedic duo, me playing the straight man, I would say “We met on Gay.com”
My version is the correct one. And henceforth is the truth of our “Two stories, one heart.”
Posted on March 1st, 2011 by Diane.
Once Upon A Time…
I moved to Boston. I was a year out of college and trying to decide where my life was going. So I moved, from Texas to Massachusetts. I had no job, no apartment, and didn’t know anyone. I had an apartment in a week, a job in six, and ten weeks after I moved to Boston, Jen and I had our first date. We had both been cast in a play at the end of August (I’m a big theatre geek, have I mentioned that yet?). After six weeks of rehearsal I finally got up the nerve to ask her out and on October 10th we went on or first date. One year and six months later Jen proposed, we exchanged rings and now we’re getting married!!
Jen and I visiting New York*
Posted on December 6th, 2010 by SD.
Nat + Sarah
My future wife and I first met in 2007 at a housewarming party for my girlfriend at the time. It was love at first sight for Nat, but since I was dating someone, we went the friend route. We had a wonderful relationship as friends—we rode bikes around San Francisco, got tattoos, ate pizza in the Castro, and spent long hours in coffee shops working as I was in grad school and she was picking up extra work as an editor. After six months, Nat told me that she was beginning to have feelings about me, so we had to part ways. It was really hard, but we stopped talking completely. Two years later I found myself single and thinking about Nat. We met up with each other in December 2009 at a craft fair and the magic was still there. We fell in love super hard and got engaged eight months later. After three years of knowing one another, we’re finally beginning our lives together. Our wedding is going to be in San Francisco in the spring of 2011.
Posted on December 3rd, 2010 by Erica C.
Hi there! I’m Erica and I am EnGayged!!
I am originally from New England- I was born in Connecticut, went to college in northern Maine and did my graduate studies in Boston. Recently, my partner Christina and I moved to the west coast so that I can pursue my PhD in Mass Communication & Society at the University of Oregon.We purchased our first home this summer in Eugene, Oregon which we share with our two cats, Oliver and Phoebe, and our dog Charley.
Me and Christina (photo from our engagement session with Maureen Ford Photography)