Rebecca Taylor & Seth Ritter

These University of Pittsburgh medical students met on their very first day of orientation. “I knew I liked him when I first met him, because they told us that we were supposed to wear a T-shirt that said something about ourselves for our first day,” recalls Rebecca Taylor.

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Natalie Foster and John Shutey

Natalie Foster and John Shutey’s sweet meeting story, a fusion of family intervention, a blind date, and romance, romance, romance, was hand selected by our staff as the winner of WHIRL’ s and designspace’s Best Love Story in Pittsburgh contest.

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Shannon McCullough & Dave Yanko

Every Thanksgiving Day, Shannon McCullough and Dave Yanko celebrate something very important to be thankful for — the first time they met, following an introduction by mutual friends.

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Tina Stufft & Rick Smith

After agreeing to a coworker’s offer to organize a blind date, Tina Stufft felt confident it might be a success. Instead, it turned out that there was just one degree of separation between that so-so set up and her perfect match —Tina first met Rick Smith at a party she had been invited to by her original date!

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Christina Moschetta & Aaron Pollock

When Christina Moschetta and Aaron Pollock’s mothers met at a charity event in 2008, they became fast friends and agreed to set up their single son and daughter on a blind date.

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Katie Cramer & Braden Dernoshek

Braden Dernoshek first caught Katie Cramer’s eye while working out at a gym in the South Hills, but it was months before the two were finally introduced. “Until we met, he was just the ‘hot pharmacist’ [at the gym] to me!” she says.

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Dawn Dugas & Michael Webster

After six years together, Michael Webster proposed to his fellow Duquesne University alum, Dawn Dugas. “He told me we couldn’t go looking at rings until I went ice fishing with him,” she says.

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Cathy Cartieri & Benjamin Mehl

Cathy Cartieri and Benjamin Mehl met as coworkers at Shadyside’s Casbah restaurant in 2004. They began hanging out, but only as friends. Cathy recalls, “My mom was actually the first person who said, ‘You should go out with him!’”

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