, Married 10/2016

Tim decided to take a chance and open up about himself on Plenty of Fish, sharing his story of surviving and thriving with a traumatic brain injury. Katie was sick of online dating and ready to shut down her account, but she went on one last time, and Tim's cute face caught her eye. She read his profile, and wrote him a note to congratulate and encourage him, as she could relate to his recovery because her dad suffered a massive stroke years ago. She didn't mean for it to lead to anything, but commented on the fact that his pictures had made her laugh. Tim wrote back that night, commenting on how refreshing it was that Katie was open and genuine, and that started what would be hours of writing to each other in the following days. A few days later, Katie knew she wouldn't be able to write a long email because she was driving up to visit her sister that night, so she gave Tim her phone number and suggested that he call her and keep her company on the road. He did, and their first phone conversation lasted nearly three hours. Their first date was Saturday, February 21, 2015, just 5 days after Katie sent the first message, and Tim greeted her straight out of the car with a kiss and a bouquet of flowers. Since that night, there have only been a handful of days they have spent apart. Tim proposed one year after their first date, and Katie said yes with tears in her eyes. They can't wait for their wedding in October 2016!