For Valentine’s Day 2024, we made a map of local places where our readers have made memories. We asked for your help compiling everything from meet-cutes to proposals to making friends. You did not disappoint.
Explore these local love stories by clicking on the hearts, but there are just a few love stories that we just had to share:
HopFushion Ale Works | “This is where we met for the first time. You “bumped” into your friend there, and it was not until much later I realized he was your “out” in case I turned out to be a troll. I guess you didn’t think I was a troll, because we just welcomed our perfect baby girl into the world. Who, I think we can both agree, is the true love story. Maybe when she is old enough we can take her there and show her how she began.” — Anonymous reader
TX Whiskey Ranch | “My Mr. and I met here for our first date after some online flirting. Almost exactly two years later, we came back to enjoy a tour and drinks. As our tour wrapped up, he had our tour guide pose us against the Fort Worth skyline. Once the guide (who was part of the plot) snapped the photo, I turned to see my future husband down on one knee. We get married this April!” — Anonymous reader
X-Ray Sales and Service | “This is the love story of Leslie & Helen Douglas, the place on the map marks where Leslie began his career after WWII, and where his grandsons run the business today...While on R&R in Edinburgh, Leslie saw a beautiful Scottish lassie across the room and asked to sit next to her...on Feb. 28, 1947, Leslie and Helen were marred. Helen, at 19, had traveled from Scotland to West Texas to marry a Texan who must have truly been in love from first sight.” — Anonymous reader. Read the full story by clicking on the map.
Now we’re really feeling the love.