Former Ralph Lauren designer Marion Hickman (who recently launched her own consulting company called Marion Hickman Designs) met financial analyst Nick Meythaler when they were first years at the University of Virginia, but they didn’t start officially dating until three years later.
Liz McDaniel, the director of brand communications for Diane von Furstenberg and a freelance writer in her spare time, met Bert Stemmler at Vanderbilt University. “We were friends for a long time and then we dated for a long time,” says Liz.
Katherine Baldt (“Kate”), an interest rate derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs turned charter school CFO turned stay-at-home mom, met Lewellyn Easterling Woodbury IV (“Lew”), vice president at Raymond James, at Gatsby's, a bar on Spring Street in New York, in 2007.
Amanda Armstrong and Sam Wilson first met as teenagers vacationing with their families in Nantucket. “Our second meeting was in New York around 2005 or 2006 before Sam left for business school at Dartmouth,” says Amanda. “Our third (and pivotal) meeting was at a mutual friend’s apartment on a hot night in July in 2010.
Jewelry designer Jane Pope first met Tyler Cooper at a Christmas party in Charleston, SC. “I had come to town to visit friends for my birthday weekend and thought he was super cute as soon as we were introduced,” says Jane.