Phong and Briana
I was a visiting medical student in the Portland, OR area and only had 2 weeks left before heading back to Boston. I decided to change my zip code to see what kind of matches I would get. What a life-changing maneuver! I immediately matched with Bri and thought that she was adorable. What I found most attractive was her personality and humor. We went on a couple of dates before I moved back to the East coast.
We both didn't want to get into a long distance relationship, but we also didn't want to let each other go. Despite the distance and time zone differences, we decided to become a couple. We would fly across the country to see each other every 3 months or so. One of these visits involved her coming to my graduation. I decided to surprise her with an engagement ring on commencement weekend on June 2, 2007. After enduring a bi-coastal relationship, we feel confident in tackling the time constraints of my surgical residency. We are now planning our wedding for March 22, 2009!