Dating since elementary school
They got to be friends in sixth grade, even went to the same church camp several years in a row.
They worked as a trio, following her around the playground and serenading her with a version of “Jenny” that replaced “8675309” with Emily’s own phone number. He teased her and she kept a tie-dyed notecard taped to her desk with a tally mark for every remark he made.They had been at a birthday party for a mutual friend.Nine months after that, their first Valentine’s Day was nearly a disaster. He knows her grandparents and attends family dinners.It was soon after that, at a community production of “Beauty and the Beast,” that Riley realized how much he liked her. Emily fidgeted, unsure of what to do with her hands.When Riley asked Emily to be his girlfriend, they were standing outside in the rain.