I Was Looking at Videos on Youtube When I Stumbled Upon My Future Husband

It was my senior year of college and with graduation approaching, I decided to apply to give the commencement speech. I started watching other commencement speeches on YouTube to get some inspiration and came across Mitch’s in the search results. I loved the sound of his voice and how witty he was. I emailed him to ask if he would…


I Got Engaged Over Skype

In March of 2014, my mom’s friend texted her and said she wanted to set me up with a cute lieutenant who she referred to as my ‘future husband’. I didn’t see the point because logistically it didn’t make sense  – he lived in Texas, and I lived in Denver.  Not to mention, he was only a couple months away…


Everyone Loves Pizza, but Not Everyone Falls in Love Because of Pizza. Unless You’re Me.

    I was only 21 years old, but it felt like my life was over. All my friends had moved to different towns, which I guess happens when you start to grow up. I went back to my boring hometown, where I truly was all alone. I’d always been a “nerd,” and when your…


Couple Marries at Burning Man Festival Surrounded by Strangers

Kat and Daley “A connection” is hardly enough to describe what Kat and Daley felt the first night they met. “It was this deep, eerie, unexplainable familiarity- like we’d been connected in past lives. I thought, I know him, but I have definitely never met him, but I KNOW him.” When Kat first spotted Daley across the room at…


This Bride Got Dumped 3 Weeks Before Her Wedding

I’m the journalist who broke the story of a bride-to-be who was dumped three weeks before her wedding and dealt with it by traveling the world. One year later, I married her. The truth is I already knew who Katy was before our lives took the crazy turns that led to us smashing directly into each other….

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Throw Away That “List” of What You’re Looking for in a Partner

Ashley & Chea the way we met I was always set on marrying a black man that burned incense and listened to Lauryn Hill and Dwele into the late hours of the night like myself. Instead, Chea came into my life with every surface difference possible. He had no idea who half of my favorite artists were,…


This Mother’s Embarassing Act Led to Her Daughter Finding Love

Chances are there’s been a time or two, or twenty, when your mom has embarrassed the hell out of you. It’s just what moms do. Luckily for Carolyn Creter, the most embarrassing thing her mother ever pulled also ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her. What started out as a humiliating experience took a surprising turn that Carolyn…


What It’s Like Being in Love When You Struggle with Mental Illness

Meet Baylee: From the outside, Baylee seems like the girl that has it all. She’s pretty, smart, young, and has a bubbly personality to top it all off. You would never look at her and think she struggles with mental illness, but that’s exactly what she wants the world to understand. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate….


This Couple Fought for 22 Years to Be Together

Eliav and Paul Falling in love should be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, accompanied by much celebration with friends and family. But imagine finding your soul-mate only to be shunned instead of celebrated. Imagine having members of your family cut off communication with you for 10 years because of who you’ve fallen in…


The Wishful Drawing That Came To Life

It was my first day of 7th grade. It started out just like any other first day of school usually did – I changed my outfit 5 times, rushed my way through breakfast, and barely ran out the door in time to catch the bus. Everything about the day was pretty standard, until my 4th period…