Audrey Han Dong Frank HanThey met at an internship in investment banking that was run by a bank in summer 2012. Morgan StanleyIn New York.
But despite sharing a last name, Ms. Han, then a sophomore Harvard, Mr. HanA junior at Yale, did have a different bloodline.
“The whole thing was just a coincidence,” said Ms. HanCurrently, a senior associate at Point Olema Capital Partners, a private equity company based in San Francisco. “In fact, I’m Korean and he’s Chinese,” she added, laughing. “We were only sitting next to each other because they used alphabetized seating.”
WhenThe internship ended. They exchanged numbers but neither of them both wanted to call each other.
FiveYears later, in July 2017, they re-entered each other’s orbit, and this time around both had more in common than just their last name.
EachHad to leave New YorkFor San FranciscoBoth were single and looking for true love on the dating site. Coffee Meets Bagel. DespiteThey instantly recognized each other, despite not having heard or seen each other since 2012.
“Wow, she was gorgeous,” said Mr. Han30 year old, now senior analyst at Tensile Capital, an investment firm located in Larkspur, Calif.
“He was even more handsome than I remembered,” Ms. Han said. But “there wasOne problem. Early on Frank was asking me very long and sometimes personal questions, which made me a bit uncomfortable.”
HisHowever, her queries didn’t stop her from speaking to him. TheyThey began to text each others and, in the end they were married. July2017 – Arranged for a first date. It took place at a bar the next month. San Francisco.
“WeWe were having a great time, and then suddenly, it was over. Frank started asking me all kinds of questions again, as if he was interviewing me,” Ms. Han said. “He asked me everything from the kind of ice cream I liked to what my favorite animals were to whether or not I wanted to have children.”
Again, his questions did not deter her. ThreeDays later, Mr. HanTaken Ms. HanTo what is known in San FranciscoAs an ice-cream social, where ice-cream lovers can sample their favorite icecreams offered by vendors from their trucks (Ms. Han prefers vanilla).
AsThey were leaving. Mr. HanFrequently Asked Questions Ms. HanWhen he asked her if she was able to spend the rest with him, she wondered why. Mr. HanHe reached into his pocket to retrieve two passes for the camera. San Francisco Zoo.
“So you could enjoy seeing all of your favorite animals,” he said.
Ms. HanWas stunned. “It dawned on me as to why he asked me all of those questions,” she said. “He wasn’t interrogating me, all he was doing was asking me about some of the things I liked most in life so that he could get them for me. I was in awe.”
TheTwo were engaged Dec. 12, 2020, on a seaside rock in Big Sur. HeThe fog had subsided and the couple proposed.
“I proposed and she said yes,” said Mr. Han, “and that became the greatest moment of my life — so far.”
Perhaps an even greater moment came on Oct. 23 Mr. Han Ms. HanThey were married by Carol Ann Ross, Universal LifeMinister, at Four Seasons HotelAt the Surf ClubIn Surfside, Fla., before 100 guests were vaccinated.
“I just enjoy every single day with him,” the bride said of the groom two days after their wedding. “EverydayIt is a little different than the day before. It never gets old.”
Source: NY Times