The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and is widely regarded as a bad move." (Douglas Adams)
Luckily, it was all made worth it about 13.7 billion years later, in 1843, when a French woman named Ada Lovelace created the world's first computer algorithm which meant that Alan Turing could invent the first computer in 1937 giving Tim Berners-Lee (and possibly Al Gore? We're not sure what that's about) the platform to create the world wide web in 1989 and put Hedy Lamarr's 1942 code skipping technology to good use in the form of wifi all so that in 2014 board game enthusiast and Atlanta resident Katie Ryan could peruse internet dating phenomenon OkCupid with ease, allowing her to message the cutie in the sunglasses with the exciting opening line "You have probably the best "About Me" section in the world. Love it." #romance.
Meanwhile also-Atlanta resident Emma Marticke was most likely watching 30 Rock and eating ice cream in bed because she's a damn adult and can do what she pleases-when a little notification popped up. Responding positively to compliments of any kind, noting that Katie's height was in her desired range, and agreeing that her profile was indeed "the best" so at least this girl must have good judgment, Emma responded.
They talked for quite a while, Emma being careful not to tie everything to a Harry Potter reference ("I have a bit of a soft spot for Harry Potter..." "Oh me too" "No...you don't understand"), Katie seriously over-estimating Emma's importance ("Please find whoever you need to talk to about getting some news on CNN other than the plane"). They paid each other awkward compliments ("You have nice eyes" "Thanks. I like the way your face is") You know, typical flirty banter. They finally made plans to get slushies in the park on their lunch break. It was hot out. Emma pretended it was fine. Katie's teeth turned blue. Emma got sunburned through her sweater. They high-fived. It was love.
A few years and two rings later, their relationship has only gotten better. Emma got Katie to start salting her food. Katie taught Emma how to play Backgammon. Emma introduced Katie to the wonders of year-round air conditioning, and Katie even managed to get Emma out of the house a few times during the summer (Emma still gets sunburned too easily, but luckily Katie is there waiting with aloe and a soft blanket).
They have been through good times (eating cookie cake), very good times (eating a cookie cake with m&ms baked in), and some tough times too (the time Great American Cookie Company forgot to bake in the m&ms), but all in all, they could not be more excited to spend the rest of their lives together, drinking blue slushies, arguing about the thermostat, and high-fiving for eternity.