Zach and I first met at UGA Freshman Orientation! He happened to be in the same small group as my twin sister, Heather, so of course she introduced us. When school started in the fall, we would occasionally see each other around campus or downtown Athens--and I would intentionally go out of my way to get his attention and strike up a conversation! (No shame here) When I joined Delta Zeta, one of the first friends I met was a girl from Columbus, Anna Kim, and she talked non-stop about what a great guy Zach was--he seemed perfect! A few weeks later, we had a grab-and-go datenight in the sorority, meaning we had to find a date within four hours and then meet for the datenight at the downtown venue. I really wasn't sure who to ask, so Anna suggested I ask Zach--since I couldn't stop talking about him. She helped me get up the nerve, and I was so happy when he said that he would go with me! We ended up having a great time that night and really hitting it off--he truly did turn out to be quite perfect--and the rest is history!
Allison and I did meet at Orientation but my story is a little different! Allison's twin sister, Heather, was in my orientation group and I saw that she was from Cartersville, a high school baseball rival of mine. When I approached her about it, we started talking and she told me about her twin sister that I had to meet! The next day I got to meet Allison and I thought she was so fine! After the first encounter, I did not see her again until the first day of school at the Student Learning Center, which is ironic because this was the first place we had met. I recognized her and approached her to see how she was doing and eventually I gave her my number. I did not find out until later that she did not remember my name and put me in her phone as "baseball player." How shallow! A couple of weeks later, a group of girls, consisting of Allison, her sister Heather, and their friend Georgia, ironically show up at my house to see my roommate. I told Allison that if she needed a date for a date night that she should ask me. Sure enough, a couple of weeks later she had one and she asked me to go with her. I had a huge paper due the next day which I was nowhere close to finishing, but something told me that I needed to go, so I did.I had been praying every night that I wouldn't miss the girl I was meant to be with--and I had finally met her.