When Dené Brown met Christopher Weaver on OkCupid back in 2017, he was upfront with his hesitancy about online dating.
After marrying at a small family-only ceremony this fall at John Timothy Stone Chapel inside Fourth Presbyterian Church (125 E. Delaware), Ashley Mathew, 32, and Noah Cepela, 34, later hosted friends for a shindig at BiXi Beer (2515 N. Milwaukee).
Jane Monzures and Kurt Clauss’s courtship had a sporty start: After meeting at a Cubs game, their first date a year later was a nail-biting night at Municipal Bar & Dining Co. (216 W. Ohio) watching a triple-overtime Blackhawks playoff.
When Kristin Oldach and Liam Montgomery met online two years ago, they were admittedly burnt out on dating in the digital era.
Kristina Robinson and Eric Johns, both 28, have their friends to thank for convincing them to download the dating app Bumble.
On New Year’s Day in 2017, Elizabeth Neukirch and Brad Snyder went on their first date after meeting on a dating app.
Old Town residents Bret Benjamin, 31 (above left), and Stephen Young, 30, knew of each other through mutual friends, but years passed before they went on a date in October 2013.
Erin Reddy, 34, and Amit Marwah, 35, love to play bocce ball, so it’s only fitting he proposed during a game at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan).
Krista Wager, 30, and Russell Huang, 29, met during their first days of medical school at Northwestern University.
Tremaine Atkinson, CEO and head distiller of CH Distillery in Chicago, and Jennifer Schmuckler of Delray Beach, Florida, were introduced by mutual friends who noticed they both vacationed in Michigan.