“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.
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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.
Mark and Tracy had both attended Eisenhower Middle School in Kansas City, Kan., and even though they hadn’t been friends, they remembered each other. They hit it off, and at the end of the evening, Mark asked Tracy for her phone number.