We met on an online dating site. Being two NJ girls we had plenty to talk about, but never ended up meeting before Colleen's profile disappeared.
One year later, she made a reappearance, and Michele was still her top listed match, so she awkwardly started conversation again. Michele didn't find it awkward and was happy to meet, but wasn't really thinking of it as a date since the two lived an hour apart.
We planned a housewarming party a couple months after purchasing our first home together. Once Michele realized how many family members were going to be joining us she decided this would be the perfect opportunity for a proposal, since we had already been discussing marriage for a while. She called Colleen's parents and then set it all in motion.
Our families went out to dinner the night before our housewarming party, and after returning home Michele said she had planned a scavenger hunt for everybody. She handed out clues, which actually just sent the others to grab signs that Colleen's mom had printed out. Michele joined Colleen in the bedroom for her part of the scavenger hunt finding photo collages of their early dates and eventually putting together a poster with photo memories leading up to the present time.
Michele then took her out to where the other family members were waiting with a video camera and signs "Colleen, will you marry me?" and got down on her knee. Family joy commenced!