It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so we asked Illinois alumni to share how they first met their significant others, from a Reddit meetup to a nude drawing class to a Homecoming party.
Meet Vanessa and Doug, who met during a nude drawing class
Meet Will and Melissa, who met at the swimming pool
Meet Stephanie and Brandon, who met via Reddit
Meet Ted and Gillian, who met when Ted came over to fix her record player
Meet Lucia and Peter, international students who met at law school
Meet Bryan and Annick, who met at a summer program in Baltimore
Meet Amber and Dwayne, who graduated 10 years apart from each other and met at a Homecoming party
Meet Patrik and Lindsey, who met thanks to a mutual friend
You can listen to these alumni share their Illinois love stories here.
For more #ILLINOISlove stories:
Paul and Diane, from Student Life and Culture Archives
Alumni who met at Lincoln Hall, from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
How journalism alumnus Doug Peterson met his wife
How Materials Science and Engineering couples met (starting on page 17)
A love story from Illinois’ Intensive English Institute