That evening in October 1994, Greg Smith noticed a nice-looking guy at the bar. But alas, a young man was seated next to him. Meanwhile, Rick Harris was trying to signal to Greg that the young man was not his date.
“You have got to meet this woman!” Bonnie Ciezki’s friend said, rushing over. “She looks like you, talks like you and has tattoos like you.” It was August 2010, and Bonnie, 37, was attending a geocaching picnic in Shawnee Mission Park. Her friend introduced Bonnie to 42-year-old Dyana Bishop. As Bonnie and Dyana talked, they found much in common.
Lora Ceperley and Dana Buckner, one in Kansas City, the other in Seattle, emailed for four months, then began talking on the phone. Soon they realized their friendship was deepening and they were in love.
During the fall semester of 1999, Rachel McQuown didn’t see Ben Linnemeyer around. As it turned out, he was avoiding her: Though he’d never asked her out, he wanted to date her and felt she’d rejected him.