The Newlywed Survey
Ryan & Rachel
When did you get married? November 8, 2008.
How long did you know each other before you started dating? A long time. We first met when he was in 7th grade and I was in 8th. Then we started dating when I was a senior and he was junior.
How old are each of you? I’m 25 and he will be 24 in like 10 days.
Whose siblings do/ did you see the most? Mine.
Do you have any children together? Not yet!
What about pets? Chloe!!
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Probably money.
Did you go to the same school? Yup!!
Are you from the same home town? Yes :) And I really love that.
Who is the smartest? We are both smart in different areas.
Who is the most sensitive? I am. But he is a pretty sensitive guy. I love that.
Where do you eat out most as a couple? We eat at a lot of different places. Used to be Chili’s.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Florida. And we will be in California in 17 days!!
Who has the worst temper? Um…that’s probably even.
Who does most of the cooking? He does.
Who is more social? Me. By a long shot.
Who is the neat-freak? He is. I am about the kitchen, though.
Who is the most stubborn? RYAN FOR SURE. I hear he gets that from the Niemann side ;)
Who hogs the bed? That’s pretty even too. He hogs the actual bed, but I hog the covers.
Who wakes up earlier? We get up at the same time.
Where was your first date? Chili’s :) This just made me smile ear to ear. He was soooo nervous he could barely eat.
Who has the bigger family? It’s pretty close, but his is slightly bigger.
Who said "I love you" first? He did.
How long did it take to get serious? A week. Haha. We both knew it was special and we were dating exclusively after like 2 dates. It was actually really cute. We were in my parent’s driveway watching the stars and he looked over at me and said “Will you be my girlfriend?” Of course I said yes. [And then we had our first kiss.]
Who eats more? Oh, him for sure. Haha.
Who’s better with the computer? He is.
Who drives when you are together? Usually Ryan. I don’t really like driving.
Who picks where you go to dinner? Usually I go through a list and he finally picks one.
Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong? Whoever was actually wrong.
Who takes out the trash? Ryan.
Who wears the pants? It’s mostly even. ;)
Who has more tattoos? Ryan. He has one. [I have none.]
Who eats more sweets? Probably me…unless we are talking ice cream. Ryan is an ice cream junkie.
Who does the cleaning? Mostly me. Sometimes I make him help.
What is your secret to a happy marriage? I don’t think there is a “secret”. It’s all open knowledge. Communication, trust, being each other’s best friend and of course, love. It doesn’t mean we will get it right all the time. It just means we have the tools to be happy. :)