WHITNEY + BRANDON
HOW THEY MET
Brandon and I worked for the same company — I was in the New York office and he was in the Chicago office. I’d heard from my friend/”work wife” that Brandon was her “favorite, favorite” co-worker but I’d never had a chance to meet him since we worked in different states and managed different departments.
One day, my boss asked me to reach out to him to see if I could help support him with marketing since he’d been invited to present a talk and might need some collateral. So, we had a video call and chatted and it was really nice — there was a ton of chemistry but I tried to ignore it since he was so far away. He was really cute, from what I could tell on the pixelated video screen!
Little Slack messages to check in on the project turned into conversations about work and life and funny memes we’d send back and forth. He told me the company was planning to eventually move him to New York and he was slated to come out to visit in a few weeks. He asked if I might be willing to show him around.
He admitted later that once he properly Facebook stalked me (we’ve all done it!), he couldn’t stop thinking about me. When he walked into the New York office, I couldn’t even think straight because he was so cute. I literally just giggled when he came over and hugged me and said hi in person. When I could finally talk and act like a normal person again, we went out for drinks. From there, we dated long-distance for a couple of months while he worked out his move (during which time I flew to Chicago and met like 200 of his family members and close friends at his sister’s medical school graduation party even though we’d only been together a short time!). We’ve been together ever since!
FAVORITE KIND OF DATE NIGHT
A delicious steak (or BBQ joint), an Old Fashioned and an A+ comedy show!
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Awesome and hilarious! Basically, we’re this comic strip.