Marybeth and Evan: "He Was That Missing Puzzle Piece"
There’s a running theme we keep hearing from the couples that CMB has brought together. When we ask this question to the many engaged and married couples who have met on CMB, they all tell us some variation of the same thing: “It just felt different,” “I could just tell,” “It felt like we’d known each other for years.” Evan and Marybeth were no exception!
Evan and Marybeth both say they joined Coffee Meets Bagel because they were intrigued. At the time, the app was fairly new and they liked the unique nuances of CMB that differentiate our concept from those of other dating apps. Marybeth was newer to the online dating scene than Evan, but they were both looking for something more serious — a real connection.
From her profile, Evan thought Marybeth looked like “great girlfriend material…friendly, kind, and down to earth.” He also liked that she had the confidence to acknowledge her resemblance to Jenna Fischer (“Pam” from The Office) on her profile. Marybeth thought Evan was attractive right off the bat as well. She enjoyed his light-heartedness and sense of humor.
When we asked them about their first date, their responses made us laugh. Evan said “I made a plan to meet her for a drink,” while Marybeth told us that she was actually the one who initiated the first date. She continued by explaining that, while she was the one to actually suggest meeting up, he then took charge and chose the place and time. They met for a drink after work on a Monday night and Evan says he chose a bar he already knew so there “wouldn’t be any surprises.” Marybeth was happy to find that he is a man who comes prepared. They had great conversation and made each other laugh, Marybeth says she felt comfortable around him right from the get-go — always a good sign!
Couples always tell us about the moment they realized that this relationship was different. Evan was facing some personal difficulties over the first year that Marybeth and him were together; he says that her “unwavering love and support” were what made him realize that she was the one. Marybeth told us she would never have even considered not sticking by Evan’s side. She was blown away by his kindness and astounded by how much he loved and cared for his family and friends. “It only made me love him more,” she told us.
Evan is really proud of how well he was able to surprise Marybeth with his proposal. As he did for their first date, Evan planned the evening meticulously. He even told us that he actively researched the best places in New York City to propose and he finally decided on the famous 21 Club in Manhattan. He was a bit disappointed by how crowded it was when they first showed up, but fate works in mysterious ways and, much to Evan’s relief, the maitre de helped him reserve a private room for after dinner. Much to Marybeth’s surprise, when Evan took her downstairs to the restaurant’s wine cellar, under the guise of a “tour,” he led her into a small room where two glasses of champagne were waiting for them. “Only when I pulled out the little black box did she realize what my intentions were” he told us. “I was completely taken aback!” she told us.
We couldn’t be happier for Marybeth and Evan. Their advice to singles still looking for love on Coffee Meets Bagel? Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously or over think things too much. “Be patient. Love has a way of finding you.”
If you liked this post, check out Anything For Love: All Nighters, Steep Climbs And 13 Hour Time Differences
About Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB): CMB is a free dating service that helps members make meaningful connections. It’s designed for busy singles who want to find something real with little or no effort.