Friday, June 25, 2010

You had me at "Does this train go to Christopher Street?"

I love hearing about how couples met, don't you? Even when someone says, "Oh, we met," I want to hear all the nitty-gritty details: Who "winked" at who first? Where was your first date? Did he look anything like his picture?

Well, my boyfriend Ben's best friend Dru and his new bride Robin have an amazing "how we met" story. Apparently, Dru noticed Robin on the PATH train as he was headed into Manhattan one night. He tried to think of a way to approach her and wound up pretending like he didn't know where he was going so he could ask Robin for directions. The dude is smart.

Robin was reading, I think, and when she heard a male voice inquire if this train went to Christopher Street, she heaved a heavy sigh. Like a lot of us on the subway, she didn't really feel like talking to a stranger. But then she looked up, and there was Dru, all smiles and beaming. Robin was supposed to get off at the 14th Street stop, but she decided to stay on the train so that she could talk with Dru more. They both got off at Christopher street and before parting ways, Dru asked Robin if they could meet up sometime. Robin said yes and took his number.

Whaddya know? His little plan worked!

Two years later, Dru proposed to Robin at the place where they first met--the PATH train! As they were boarding, Dru sneakily asked a fellow commuter to take their picture when he went down on one knee. Then he popped the question right there, in front of a subway car full of witnesses, as they crossed the New Jersey/New York state line.

Last weekend, Dru and Robin got married in Mount Olive, NJ, on this beautiful, green hilltop. Ben played the music for the ceremony, and Ben's father, who's the head minister at the Brick Church on Park Avenue, performed the ceremony. It was such a lovely, sunny day, and Dru and Robin couldn't have looked happier.

If any of you folks have a great "how we/they met" story, please feel free to share it in the comments section. Like I said, I can't get enough of them.

Happy Friday!

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