New to Seattle, Kristine got a job serving at a restaurant. Her general manager asked if she could set her up, but Kristine wasn’t sure about it. You know, dating your boss’s friend comes with a lot of pressure. She had a friend that she thought was perfect, and Kristine politely declined. After getting to know each other better, she asked Kristine again if she was ready to date her friend, but Kristine wasn’t there yet. Conveniently, her boss had her husband meet her at work with a few of their friends, and you guessed it, Mark was there. They were seated at Kristine’s table (definitely a coincidence, right?).
When Kristine was off work, they ended up grabbing a drink as a group, Mark picked up the tab and Kristine thanked him. Mark was a little shy and she found it endearing. Kristine agreed to another group mixer and a few glasses of wine and some good conversation later, the two were inseparable. She quickly moved to his home and after one and half years of dating, Mark was promoted and moved to Dallas. Kristine happily followed.
In the Fall, Mark and Kristine traveled to Idaho for an annual trip to Mark’s family’s lake house. Mark had a “gift he had forgotten to give her earlier” and she turned around to see him down on one knee.