If you've been following along, you might already recognize Max & Molly. They're a sweet, hilarious and obviously gorgeous couple who got engaged 6 months after being set up by Max's sister. In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to take a peek into the modern love affair of Max & Molly - there's awkward moments (and I'm not just talking about their first date), cute contradictions... and Molly talking about Max's butt. Get to know these lovebirds:
How'd you two crazy kids meet?
Molly: I met Max's sister, Vanessa, at a mutual friends' bachelorette party. Within 5 minutes of meeting me, she said "you should date my brother". Vanessa and I became friends and every time I saw her, I would do something that would make her say "you should date my brother". I kept telling her to tell him to ask me out because I was VERY single. After about 4 months of this, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I found Max on Facebook and sent him a message about how his sister thought we should date and I thought we should just meet on our own terms and maybe we could at least be friends. He agreed we should meet so we met up at a Starbucks. It did not go well.
So what happened on this awkward Starbucks date?
Max: Everything was awkward about our first date... We met at Starbucks... It closed 10 minutes later. I ordered an iced tea, Molly ordered nothing?? Once we got kicked out we sat on a bench outside and talked while cockroaches ran around us... it was magic on the first night.
Molly: Max said a few things (that I mistook) which made me think he was definitely not into me. I called my best friend when I got home and said "He's hot but we will NEVER date". BUT, a year later, I asked him out on another date and we clicked. We got married 11 months later :)
If Max were an animal, what would he be?
Molly: He'd be our dog, Stewart because he really loves his friends, he's super loyal, moody at times, needs his exercise and has to get out of the house every day.
If Molly were an animal, what would she be?
Max: Some sort of beautiful circus animal. She's very silly, amazingly talented and loves to entertain a crowd. She also loves to be chained, but that's for another questionnaire.
[Maybe we should've had Molly elaborate on what Max said at Starbuck's that turned that first date awkward. I mean... ?]
What's an annoying habit the other one has that you actually find endearing?
Max: Molly loves to dance silly in awkward/serious situations, to break the ice and make people laugh. At first it bothered me, but now it makes me smile and appreciate her silliness. (Shhhhhh, don't tell her that though)
Molly: Max always has to have a snack before bed. It used to bug me but now I think it's really cute.
[Ugh. Dudes and their efficient metabolisms.]
Favorite physical characteristic?
Max: Her face when she smiles, her eyes get real squinty and her cheekbones pop out.
Molly: HIS BUTT.
Favorite personality characteristic?
Max: She's very honest, sometimes a little too honest in public situations, but it's a characteristic many people are fearful to have.
Molly: How giving he is. He's always offering to help people when they need it and he makes meals for me, a lot.
Pick a theme song for your boo.
Max: Whenever I hear Local Natives, I think of her/us. Their first album was on repeat when we dated.
Molly: The one that I immediately think of when I think of him is "Lay Your Head On My Pillow" by Tony, Toni, Tone.
You guys travel a lot. When you guys are traveling together and get lost, how does the other one handle the situation?
Molly: We usually get lost when I'm driving because I think I know where I am going and choose not to look at the map. So when we get lost, he usually blames me first and then makes fun of me and then gets on his phone to show me where to go.
Max: Let's just say, Molly has a little road rage in her, she'll have a "conversation" with someone in another car and tell them what they did wrong. But she's very good at directions and making sure we have all our travel itinerary ready. She's a great travel partner.
Check out Molly's voiceover work.
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Check out Molly on tour with country band, Sam Outlaw.
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*All photos by Taryn Kent.