Whitney and Mac met in September of 2006, the start of their freshman year at Princeton. Whitney knew almost immediately that they would date. Mac took a little longer to figure it out. But once he did, he approached it with characteristic thoughtfulness, asking Whitney to officially be his girlfriend. Whitney thought it was sweet that, in this generation of casual dating, he thought to ask. She said yes.
They made it “Facebook official” and have regretted it ever since, because they don’t care about Facebook anymore and can’t remove their relationship status without people thinking they’ve broken up.
Over the years they’ve traveled extensively, on their own and with their families. They’ve also attended concerts, visited countless zoos, nearly broken up over Bananagrams, formed the greatest Taboo team the world has ever seen, become amateur mixologists, eaten at most of the restaurants in the East Village (and many outside it), completed NYT crosswords (up to Fridays), thrown house parties (parents: they’re still sorry), hosted injury-inducing lawn olympics, and cooked many quiet Sunday night dinners with friends.
They head-faked everyone a few years ago by celebrating their five-year anniversary in Paris where they did not get engaged. And then this year Mac planned a quiet and personal proposal in their favorite place in the world: the roof of their first little apartment. The date was September 20, 2013, and it was exactly seven years after the day they met at Princeton.
They are currently taking six months to travel the world together and think about what they want to be when they grow up. They can’t wait to catch up with all of you in September to celebrate this next milestone.