ElizabethJane2 and Iamthebeard both swiped right on each other’s OKCupid profiles in September of 2014, indicating that they thought the other was attractive and compatible. After exchanging several messages through OKC, Elizabeth deemed Matt worthy of her phone number. They texted each other for a couple of weeks until they were able to finally meet up in October.
Our First Date
Matt chose an “experimental food workshop” named Warren’s Blackboard in Studio City for their first date. They spent the evening dining on delicious food, discussing favorite movies and TV shows, and exchanging embarrassing stories. They had so much to say that the waiters had to turn off the romantic lighting to signal that the restaurant had long since emptied and closed. They hugged good night at their cars and made plans to see each other again soon.
Falling in love
After that first date, they had two more dates that week and quickly became inseparable. Matt introduced Elizabeth to his family weeks into their relationship and Elizabeth took him to San Jose for Christmas. It was during that trip that they realized no matter how much time they spent together, they were not sick of the other person. They realized that they were each other’s favorite person.
Matt took Elizabeth on a surprise trip to the Getty Villa the day before Valentine’s Day, 2016. Before leaving for dinner, Matt recommended they check out the ocean view from the balcony. Elizabeth walked ahead and told Matt that the view was great…when Matt didn’t respond, she turned around and found him down on one knee with an engagement ring in his hands! She basically shouted “you’re doing this now?!” before he could even pop the question. They laughed, he asked again, and she said “YES PLEASE!”