A 21st Century Meet-­Cute

Meet-­Cute​. noun. A fictional scene, typically in film or television, in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing. The endearing Hollywood term was coined in the early 1940s.

Happily ever after took place in Kansas City’s iconic Union Station, where over the course of a century the bustling train hub was witness to endless love stories. Inside these walls soldiers from both World Wars said goodbye and reunited with their wives, Logan’s great grandpa (“Papa”) courted his great grandma (“Mamo”) for breakfast dates at Harvey’s, and on the fateful evening of Monday, August 3rd, 2015, Logan and Patsy would meet for the first time at the seafood and steakhouse restaurant Pierpont’s.

While a romantic and old school first date, the couple’s destiny was anything but traditional. With Patsy’s obsession with the rom­com “You’ve Got Mail”, it’s little wonder her story evolved with a sprinkle of technology magic. With encouragement from loved ones (a special mention to Martha Espinoza, Hannah McHale, and Tim Shedor) Patsy and Logan took a leap of faith and hopped on the digital dating platform Hinge. Putting a modern twist on the classic approach of meeting your match through friends, Hinge was a network that connected people only on the basis of shared friendships. As fate would have it, the very first date on Hinge for both Patsy and Logan would also be their last.

On the evening of Saturday March 5th, Logan brought Patsy to Redemptorist Catholic Church where her parents got married in the Spring of 1979. On a little bench next to the candle lit stone Grotto where Patsy’s Grandpa Bump asked her Granny to marry him 75 years earlier, Logan asked Patsy to be his wife.

On May 12th, 2017, Patsy and Logan will undergo the sacrament of marriage in an intimate ceremony among family in Kilkenny, Ireland. The rest of the story is yet to be written.