Michael and Mei Ling met in university. They like to tell people they were assigned to be lab partners so it sounds cuter, like it was fate or something. But they actually met before that. And their last names start with the same letter, which was how lab partners were assigned back then. So it wasn't really fate. Although you could say it was fate that their last names both started with 'C'. But then you'd be stupid.
Mike and Mei met at New College, the residential building at University of Toronto where Mike lived. Mei was visiting some other people and saw Mike turn the corner to brag about his mark in physical chemistry. "What a jerk," thought Mei. And she did not think about Mike for at least a month after that.
Two years after Mike met Mei, he realized she was a lot cooler than what those blogs had been saying about her. "Eh, maybe we should go out," Mike later suggested to her. "Yeah, I don't see how this can end badly," Mei said in response. And a few weeks later they had Korean barbeque and that was the start of the epic relationship that is Mike and Mei.
Mike was looking at engagement rings online and said "So... we're getting married, right?"
"Looks like," Mei responded.
And with that Mike hit 'Submit'. Six to eight weeks later a ring came in the mail. And Mei has been wearing that ring ever since. Except to shower and sleep. And sometimes to exercise because her fingers get sweaty and she always worries she's going to scratch someone when she does her crazy dance routines at the gym.