This couple proposed to each other at the same time on Valentine's Day
When you propose to your romantic partner, you've probably pretty nervous about how they're going to respond. But here's a sign they feel the same way: When they propose to you at the same time.
Tori Monaco and Berkley Cade met online, and started dating a year ago. We all know how frustrating online dating can be, with all the ghosting and breadcrumbing and pie-hunting. But Tori and Berkley instantly felt like they had something special, and saw a future together.
"We are each other's first same-sex relationship," said Tori, who's a senior at the University of Texas at Austin. "So we were blown away by our ability to connect with each other immediately and find the happiness we had been looking for."
Berkley, who is stationed at the Air Force in Texas, felt the same way. Four months ago, she went shopping with one of Tori's best friends, and they picked out an engagement ring. Then Berkley called her mom, Kristy, to brainstorm the best way to propose. They decided that she would propose during a game of Pictionary, while the couple was visiting family in Washington later in the month.
It sounds like the perfect plan, but there was one problem: Tori called Kristy, and told her she bought a ring, and was planning to propose during the same trip to Washington. What are the odds, right? Some people might be shocked, panic, and accidentally spoil the surprise. But thankfully, Kristy improvised quickly, telling Tori to go for it.
"[Kristy] said she was planning a fun game night already, so I could do it then so Berk wouldn't be suspicious," said Tori. "I said great, I could incorporate it into charades, and she said how about Pictionary!" Move over, Cersei Lannister! there's a new master of clever schemes. (Except instead of trying to gain power and take out enemies, she arranges cute double proposals.)
The big game night finally came, and the family sat down to play Pictionary. Berkley began by drawing a married couple, but her hands were shaking, so it was taking a long time to draw the prompt.
"I had my heart pounding thinking she must know I am going to propose," said Tori. "And when I got down on one knee and proposed and she was struck mute, I figured I would give a speech and she would say yes, but instead she pulls out her own ring. I [was] laughing at the coincidence, crying tears of happiness, and unbelievably shocked that something so perfect was happening to me."
A video of the double proposal went viral on Instagram and Twitter, getting hundreds of thousands of "likes" and positive comments. The couple says they are touched and humbled by everyone's good wishes. "Having so many people support us and find inspiration and happiness in our successful, loving relationship is so amazing," said Tori.
No word on if they're keeping all four rings, but the couple is planning their wedding for September 27, 2019. And they look stunning. Congratulations, ladies! Great minds think alike.