Local couple Sarah Addison and Connor Bristow drew attention from young couples everywhere when they announced a major relationship milestone in a Facebook post Sunday evening. Despite dating for only eight months and four days, the couple believes that they might as well just consider themselves engaged.
Some students come into college with transfer credits that put them ahead of schedule academically. While freshmen by year, they have over thirty hours, making them sophomores by hours. Bristow and Addison found themselves in a similar position.
“What we have is special,” said Addison. “Connor was my group leader for MSC ALOT and we connected from day one. Things were kind of messy because of policy, but when he finally asked me out, I knew he was the one.”
“She flirted with me basically all year,” said Bristow. “It took everything I had not to just say ‘screw it’ and ask her out. By the time we started dating, it felt like we’d been together for like our whole lives.”
Contrarily, they had known each other for less than a year.
The Facebook post stated that the couple would indeed be spending the rest of their lives together, whether bound by a matrimonial ceremony or not, and was accompanied by a picture of them holding hands, sitting on the bench under the Century Tree.
“Is this for real?!??!!?!?” said pretty much every Facebook commenter.
“I don’t have the money to buy a ring right now,” said Bristow. “The guy at David Gardner’s wouldn’t let me give him an IOU even though I know I’m going to be pulling in six figures when I graduate. We don’t need a ring to be engaged anyway, we have love and eight months of being together.”
The wedding is tentatively scheduled for May 2017 and Bristow is planning to propose sometime that January.