The year-old was nervous. It turned out they had gone to rival high schools. They teased each other about school athletics, and a few weeks later, they went out for coffee. Four years later, they are married and have a 9-month-old son, Theodore. This year it will take place on Feb. To sign up, visit omahalibrary.
Participants in the free event are divided into three age groups: Event coordinator Amy Mather said the library increased the number of spots available this year to 30 men and 30 women in each age category, for a total of possible attendees. There already is a waiting list for women in the category, and only a few tickets are available for men in the same group. Mather said she gets emails as early as November from people wanting to sign up.
Most participants hear about the event by word of mouth. Jillian, for example, encourages all of her single friends to go. Jillian brought a friend, who sat across the street in an ice cream shop and watched the date to make sure everything went well. But it did go well, so they continued their date with dinner that night at the Dundee Dell. They continued to see each other. Jillian is a vegetarian and loves to cook, so they would make vegetarian meals, which she said Andrew had never experienced before.
Andrew loves music and movies, so they went to lots of shows in Omaha. He introduced her to the work of his favorite directors, including Wes Anderson.
A little more than a year after they met, Andrew invited Jillian to a music video shoot he was working on. In the middle of the song, Andrew pulled Jillian in front of the camera and proposed to her.
Posted on YouTube, the proposal video has been seen more than 2, times. They married on June 29, , and live in Omaha.
She is a middle-school social studies teacher at St. What better story than to say I found love at the library?