Nicole and Jared met in college in September, 2008 at a theatre audition. Jared quips, “I think it was the 27th. I think it was a Wednesday.” He’s serious – Nicole adds, “He’s good with the details.” They didn’t get together right away, but in time they became friends. Friends turned to good friends, which morphed into dating and a relationship by the end of their time in college. They moved in together in 2012 after… Read More


Katy (27) and Luke (28) grew up in Texas, and went to the same high school, but they didn’t really get to know each other until years later. Before they got together, Luke was having some trouble with the law in Texas. He had been on probation for a long time for a non-violent crime he’d committed as a minor: I was failing drug tests for weed, so I was getting in trouble and ended… Read More


Tim (28) and Vanessa’s (26) relationship has been filled with typical twenty-something challenges such as periods of long-distance, cross-country moves, and unemployment to name a few. When asked how they’ve managed to grow together, Tim and Vanessa cite a shared worldview: optimism. Let me be clear. This couple isn’t the sunny, saccharine kind that makes those less cheery among us want to throw in the towel. Tim and Vanessa’s positivity is practical, rational, and deliberate;… Read More