Brooke Rinier and Greg Fornalczyk met their match on Match.com. After a few weeks of phone calls and e-mail flirting, “We went on our first date, and the rest is history,” says Brooke. Though it was Brooke who sent the initial
Andrea Cutruzzula and David Gorney are originally from Pittsburgh, but it was in Texas that they first made each other’s acquaintance. David was already employed at Marathon Oil Company in Houston when Andrea was hired.
Little did Elizabeth Farina know that her 23rd birthday party would bring with it a very special guest and gift — her future fiancé. It wasn’t until a year later though, that Michael Collura officially asked the birthday girl on a date to Sweet Basil Restaurant. He’d been biding his time because
Theirs is the classic Venn diagram case. Jayna Varley and John Ifft were part of multiple, overlapping social circles, but, the future couple had never encountered each other in person. Those circles finally crossed in early 2006, during a night out in Shadyside. “When we met, there was really a ‘wow’ factor,” says Jayna. For their first date, John took Jayna to El Campesino in North Hills, her favorite Mexican restaurant.
Though these high school sweethearts from Shaler Area went on to become college rivals, love, as always, conquered all. Michael, a University of Pittsburgh graduate, asked Nicole, then a student at Penn State University, to come home one weekend for a work party on the West End.
“It was a very long time ago” that Tiffany Gaetano and Jonathan Whaley first met. She was 14, he was 15, and they worked together at baseball school. But she, a softball pitcher and he, a baseball catcher, were quite a few years away from starting a serious relationship.
After spotting Doug at the bar at Primanti Bros. in Cranberry, Danielle Hileman says that the rest of her relationship with her husband is “history.”
When Paul Mathews proposed to fellow University of Pittsburgh graduate Nikki Borza at Opus Restaurant in the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, she was stunned.