Lindsey and I met at our mutual friend Paige’s birthday party at the William Oliver building, located right at 5 Points in downtown Atlanta. I had known Paige’s boyfriend Ronnie since High School, while she and Lindsey had been in the same Interior Design program at Georgia State for only God knows how long. I’d been there for an hour or so already and she caught my eye because she was a new arrival. I didn’t know who she was, so I noted and went back to the half-drunken conversation I was inevitably having. We met at the bar/kitchen area about an hour later at the party and struck up a conversation - wherein she quickly, and matter-of-factly, expressed her desire to be in a relationship with no one, that she was most certainly not there to meet anyone she didn’t already know, and that any attempts on my part to woo her were futile, unwanted, and would only lead to personal humiliation.
I proposed 3 weeks later.
She said yes.