boise couples

LOVE IN THE BOI: Ansley + David

Meet Ansley & David. They may have had class together, but it wasn’t until spending a week on a boat to lead to true love. Here’s their #LOVEINTHEBOI story.

 


 

ansley 2.jpg

 

 

How Did You First Meet?

David and I met at BSU! I was in my last year of grad school and he was a senior in his undergrad program. One of my professors convinced him to take a particular grad level class and we ended up in Hyperbaric Physiology together. 16 weeks in the same class and we spoke to each other ONE TIME. But apparently he talked about me to his friends all semester. During this class we learned about how the body works and adapts in environments with high pressure like under water. We had the opportunity to become scuba certified which allowed us to spend a week on a boat in the Bahamas at the end of the semester. I think we connected because it was a very romantic set up, David thinks its because i was stranded on a boat in the middle of the ocean and couldn't escape him. (hahaha) We spent the 2015 NYE watching fireworks from the middle of the Caribbean and stayed up all night talking and falling in love. 

We couldn't love our story more.


ansley 3.jpg

 


Describe Your First Date

Would you believe me if i said that NEITHER ONE OF US remember our first date? *face palm* Because honestly we don't remember anything...

 

ansley 4.jpg

What Advice Do You Have For Someone Looking for Love in the BOI?

Advice for those looking for love in Boise: there are SO many romantic ways to fall in love. Maybe taking a class at BSU is a good start? All kidding aside, Boise is a picture perfect place to find a sweetheart. If being outside is your niche, don't give that up. Find yourself someone who is willing to try new things and no matter what the adventure is, they simply enjoy your company and learning more about who you are.

I was never an adrenaline junkie, but after marrying a pro jet ski racer, I found myself loving all things motors, fast, and dirty. I have found someone with completely different interests but we teach each other so much. We could be sitting on a bench at the park and have a blast. 

ansley 5.jpg



 


Name Your Favorite Spots to Explore in Boise:

Our favorite place on the planet is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After getting engaged at the top of the mountain, its hard not to have love for such a breathtaking spot. The plan is to retire there, but that seems like a pipe dream. Other than that, our second favorite place is wherever family is. And our families are all over the country so traveling is a regular thing for us. When we aren't traveling to see family or to a jet ski race, we are enjoying our Bogus passes or hanging out with friends or with our GSP's at the dog park. Boise is so perfect for us and we love our love for each other and this amazing city.

ansley 1.jpg


Thank you Ansley and David for sharing your #LoveInTheBOI story! Make sure you follow them on Instagram: David: redinger3 and Ansley: anz_make_u_danz


-

 

Love in the BOI: Taylor and Kyle

Happy February 1st! It’s also the start of the month of love. I do not hide the fact that I LOVE how couples met. I enjoy hearing your stories. And it’s also fun to kickoff the month with Taylor and Kyle. Here’s their story.



Meet Taylor and Kyle :

Taylor and Kyle.jpg





How Did You Meet?

Kyle and I met because I was dating his roommate 




Describe Your First Date

Our first date is really the killer part of our story

At the time we met, I was studying to be a coroner. I truly looked the part. I had thick black glasses and long, straight black hair with bangs. I was fascinated with every process that accompanied death, from what people experience right before they die, to how bodies decompose or how they’re preserved, to traditions and ceremonies that bring peace to those who’ve lost someone. One of the classes I took during this time was called - fittingly - Death and Dying, and one of the assignments in the class was to attend a funeral and write about your experience. This wasn’t weird to me. I attended a handful of funerals. I would walk right up to the casket and visually examine the body, then I’d sit down in the back and soak up the emotion in the room, observing and learning from various forms of grief. Now, before you get the wrong idea, you should know that I was not technically a funeral crasher.





If a funeral is listed in the paper, it is a public event unless noted otherwise. Well, after his roommate and I broke up, Kyle asked me out. I said sure to dinner “…but…I’m going to a funeral that night too. Do you want to come?” To my shock, he said yes. Kyle showed up for our date in a buttoned-down shirt and a look on his face that said, “WTF am I doing?” We went to Summers Funeral Home in downtown Boise to attend a funeral for a WWII veteran who had died of natural causes. When we walked in, the widow looked at us and asked how we knew the deceased. Kyle froze. I piped up, “We saw his story in the paper and came to pay our respects.”




The widow’s eyes went wide, changing from shock to gratitude. She welcomed us! We ended up spending the evening with the family looking at photos and listening to stories. For them, it was therapeutic. They got to relive their memories and watch Kyle and I come to admire and adore their passed relative through the experiences they shared. After that first date, Kyle’s friends referred to me as “the death girl” and we have yet to encounter a couple who can beat our first date story. 






What Advice Do You Have For Those Looking for Love in Boise?

The advice I have for those looking for love is to go old school. I get it, Tinder is convenient, and Bumble is just a swipe away, but don’t overlook the opportunity that might be sitting right next to you at Barbarian Brewing, or hiking with their dog to Tablerock. Don’t be afraid to TALK to people. Just introduce yourself and start a conversation! It’s NOT. THAT. SCARY. The downside to mobile dating is that folks become too quick to dismiss someone because of a tiny “flaw”. They don’t have to go through the process of really uncovering layers and - though that process - learning to love them. I don’t believe in love at first sight, or love after the first date, or even love after a few months of dating. Love takes work and patience. People mess up! And people are weird! And that’s because they’re PEOPLE. Don’t #thankyounext someone just because they wear Keds. Slow down, stay organic and allow people to be human. Give serendipitous moments a chance and you never know what it’ll turn into. 







Where is Your Favorite Place to Go Together As a Couple?

We are a dinner-and-a-movie couple to the core. We love it! We get good food and conversation for the first part of the evening and then juusssstt when we start to bug each other, we’re forced to sit in silence at a movie and all’s well. We also really enjoy doing dumb things. One time we went to the gas station and spent $80 on scratch tickets and just scratched them in a Jack-In-The-Box. THAT’S LOVE, PEOPLE. Kyle and I have spent a lot of time apart in our marriage because of jobs and deployments. We’ve been married for eight years and more than half of that time we’ve been in different states or countries. Because of that, we’ve learned to communicate more effectively and show affection in new ways. And honestly, it’s made us appreciate that life doesn’t have to be full of extravagance. Small things as a couple and quiet shared moments mean just as much. 







You can head over to @tayloramazing and @crew_dawg & give them a follow. Thank you Taylor and Kyle for sharing your #LoveInTheBOI story!