It all began with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the play offs for the first time in 9 yrs (I believe?), and Dan being a die-hard Leaf fan was back in Toronto to go to a few games (and for Mothers day- since he's such a family guy). I viewed his profile, liked what I saw and decided to message him. We chatted back and forth for a few days but ended with conversation with him supposed to message me when he was back in Vancouver. About a week went by, no message, so I again decided to contact him. Dan had decided to extend his stay since the hockey team had made it further than expected. My friend had encouraged me to reach out to other guys but I simply responded with "I want Dan!"
When he finally got back into town, I had planned for a date at the Pirate Pub on the seawall since it showed off how beautiful Vancouver is. We ended up being pleasantly surprised when we found out we lived 2 blocks away from each other! We met at the park in between our apartments- I wore white jeans and flats, Dan wore a golf shirt and jeans. The date was amazing- great conversation that flowed naturally and immediate chemistry. He walked me home and we had already set up a second & third date for the rest of the week. Two and a half years later, we are engaged with a wedding planned in Mexico for the following spring! It turns out, it was the white pants that caught his beautiful blue eyes.