Dara Silverman knew Erik Leibovitz for all of 15 minutes after connecting on J-Swipe in July 2015, when he requested a query that caught her off guard.
“Can you do me a favor?” mentioned Mr. Leibovitz, 30, the vp for world partnerships and enterprise improvement at Monumental Sports & Entertainment in Washington.
Ms. Silverman, additionally 30 and a vp for cybersecurity operations at J.P. Morgan Chase in Washington, braced herself.
“I thought, ‘What the heck is wrong with this guy, is he going to ask me to pick up his mail?’” she recalled. “I had no idea what he had on his mind.”
So Mr. Leibovitz, who graduated from Bates College with a level in rhetoric, took an informed danger and requested the form of query that might have made him yesterday’s information.
“I know you must get a lot of guys trying to take you out on dates,” he mentioned. “Do me a favor and don’t go on any other dates until you let me take you out — give me a chance.”
Ms. Silverman mentioned that she had fewer social choices than Mr. Leibovitz might have ever probably imagined.
“I had just finished graduate school at Florida State University, I received a master’s in public health from the University of Georgia, and moved to Washington,” Ms. Silverman mentioned.
“My furniture truck had not even arrived yet,” she added. “I knew like one new person in my new neighborhood, the cashier at the CVS in my new neighborhood.”
So she rolled together with his request.
“At the time, we were both 25,” Ms. Silverman mentioned. “I just figured that in the worst case, he was looking for a hookup, but in the best case, he was looking to find someone he actually liked, and maybe hoping for a serious relationship.”
Per week later, Mr. Leibovitz hoped to make a dinner reservation at a French restaurant in Washington, Le Diplomate, which occurred to be his favourite.
Unfortunately it was Bastille Day, and the restaurant had been booked. But Mr. Leibovitz wouldn’t be denied, and leaned as soon as extra on his experience in rhetoric, and talked his manner right into a desk for 2. Ms. Silverman mentioned they “sat there and talked for hours about life, love, work and family.”
Before the verify got here, Mr. Leibovitz knew he had discovered the girl, and soul mate, he had been on the lookout for his whole life.
“There was absolutely no doubt that she was the one, no doubt,” he mentioned. “She’s so smart and super-bubbly and had the greatest personality, it was easy to open up to her, and that’s why every time we spoke, it was usually for hours.”
They have been married by Cantor Lisa Segal on April 24 on the Club at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, Fla.
They had initially supposed to be married Nov. 7, 2020 in South Florida with 250 company. But the coronavirus modified these plans.
“Looking back, I’m glad I did Erik that favor,” mentioned the bride, laughing. “As it turned out, he was doing me a huge favor as well.”