I met Iriz almost a decade ago, when everyone knew Iriz. She was very active in the community and really stood out in a crowd. I kept a secret little crush alive throughout the years, always keeping tabs on Iriz through social media. Finally about a year after a chance encounter at the laundromat (where I acted like a complete dork), I messaged her to ask her out. 24 long hours later she agreed to meet me for our first date. I was so happy to find out that the reality of my crush was so much more than the fantasy. We've just completed our first blissful year in coupledom (truly my favorite year yet), and are now looking forward to a happy life together, traveling in our RV with our fur Baby. Oh, and maybe some urban chickens in the backyard.