Annie Nottingham and Rob Warren

How Well do Pace Couples Really Know Each Other?

Freshmen Molly Shapiro and Jack Douglass owe their four-year relationship to Gmail chat. Photo: Libby Sams

Freshmen Molly Shapiro and Jack Douglass owe their four-year relationship to Gmail chat.
Photo: Libby Sams

Freshmen Molly Shapiro and Jack Douglas

KN: When did you guys first start dating?

JD: I don’t know, like sixth grade?

MS: Mid-July when he got back from summer camp before sixth grade.

KN: How did he ask you out?

JD: Please don’t put this in!

MS: Through Gmail chat. [laughs]

JD: Just make sure everyone knows it was in sixth grade. I mean for sixth grade that was the way to do it, like sliding into her DMs.

KN: When and where was y’all’s first date?

JD: A bowling alley?

MS: I think it was roller skating, because remember that time we went to the beach together?

JD: Sure, we’ll just go with roller skating. Oh, yeah! That was when I had to use a shopping cart because I was so bad.

KN: Jack, what is Molly’s favorite movie?

JD: I don’t even know.

KN: Molly, what’s Jack’s favorite movie?

MS: Yeah, don’t know.

KN: What’s Molly’s favorite TV show?

JD: Ummm…

MS: 90210.

KN:What’s Jack’s favorite TV show?

MS: He doesn’t even know.

JD: I don’t watch a lot of TV.

KN: Close enough, what’s her favorite color?

JD: Uh, blue! Wait, no green, no pink, no blue, green and pink!

MS: It’s blue. [sighs]

KN: What’s his favorite color?

MS: Orange.

KN: What’s Jack’s favorite food?

MS: Um…

JD: You know this!

MS: Um…

JD: It starts with an ‘s’… It’s sushi! Well, I know her favorite. It’s steak.

KN: Well, what do y’all do in your free time?

MS: I guess sports.

KN: I mean, together.

MS: We hangout?

JD: Yeah, we hang.

KN: Wait, how long have y’all been dating?

JD: Since before sixth grade.

KN: That’s so long! What’s your secret for the other couples out there to keep it interesting?

MS: We actually break-up every other day. That’s our secret.

JD: It really helps keep it interesting.

KN: That is one strategy… Well, thanks guys!

JD and MS: Thank you!

 

Sophomores Annie Nottingham and Rob Warren

Their relationship started at one memorable Music Midtown. Quotes: Annie Nottingham and Rob Warren

Annie Nottingham and Rob Warren’s relationship started at one memorable Music Midtown. Photo: Libby Sams

KN: When did y’all first start dating?

AN: Like, do I remember the date?

KN: Yes, the date.

RW: November 15th.

AN: Yup! That’s when we started officially dating because we had a “thing” for a while.

KN: How did he ask you out?

AN: At dinner, at Pasta Vino. It was cute.

RW: But our first official date was Music Midtown.

KN: Rob, what is Annie’s ideal date?

RW: Ideal date? Uh… Going out to a nice dinner? And definitely talking a lot.

KN: What is Rob’s ideal date?

AN: Maybe going to a sporting event?

RW: Oh yeah…

KN: What is Annie’s favorite movie?

AN: I don’t really like movies.

RW: If she had to pick one it would definitely not be “Marley & Me.”

AN: Wait, are these the same questions for me? Oh no!

KN: Annie, what is Rob’s favorite movie?

AN: I don’t know…

RW: I don’t even know. If I had to pick, it might be Harry Potter because Harry Potter gets the girls. But it’s probably “The Interview.”

KN: What is Annie’s favorite TV show?

RW: Favorite TV show? Wait, um… “House!”

AN: It’s “House.”

KN: What’s Rob’s favorite TV show?

AN: I think it’s “Game of Thrones.”

RW: “Game of Thrones.”

KN: What’s Annie’s favorite color?

RW: Blue?

AN: I’ve told you this before, it’s purple!

KN: That’s awkward, what’s Rob’s favorite color?

AN: Um… red?

RW: It’s blue…

AN: Darn, I was deciding between red and blue!

RW: I feel like I told you yesterday that it was blue.

KN: Well, what is Annie’s favorite food?

RW: Italian?

AN: That’s actually it.

KN: What’s Rob’s favorite food?

AN: He likes Oreos a lot.

RW: Ohhh, I do like Oreos.

KN: What do y’all do in your free time?

RW: Like, our free time together? We go to movies.

AN: We go to each other’s houses, chaperoned, of course, by [senior] Anna Hoffman.

KN: What is your most embarrassing moment as a couple?

RW: You can’t write this one down.

AN: [Giggles]

KN: Answering for each other, what are y’alls parents names?

AN: Margaret and Bill.

RW: Jean and Troy.

KN: What does the other person call their grandparents?

RW: Uh… Boo-boo.

AN: I only have one.

KN: What does Rob call his?

AN: Oh, jeeze…

RW: You don’t know a single one? [sighs]

AN: Grandma?

RW: That’s not it.

KN: Alright, well, thanks guys!

RW and AN: Thank you!

 

Senior Jessica Castro and Junior Andy Bainton

Senior  Jessica Castro and junior Andy Bainton try to answer a few questions on their inter-grade relationship. Photo: Libby Sams

Senior Jessica Castro and junior Andy Bainton try to answer a few questions on their inter-grade relationship.
Photo: Libby Sams

KN: When did y’all first start dating?

AB: April, I think.

JC: In 2013. He was a freshman.

KN: How did he ask you out?

JC: We were at his house and set up by [current senior] Trevor Cefalu, and we both knew it was coming and just kinda did it.

KN: When and where was your first date?

JC: We went out to dinner at Marco.

AB: Marco. And we also had gone to my house before that.

JC: Yeah, but that was more when we were unofficial. When we went to dinner was like our first “going out.”

KN: What is Andy’s ideal date?

AB: [Chuckles]

JC: Some kind of baseball game…

AB: Yeah, probably a Braves game.

JC: Yeah, I’m trying to think of what else.

AB: Like, a Friday night Braves game. I don’t like the traffic though…

JC: Shh… pretend there’s no traffic.

AB: Fine, if there’s no traffic, then Braves game.

KN: What’s Jessica’s ideal date?

AB: You’re asking me? Oh, like, going ice skating?

JC: [Laughs]

AB: Or to eat sushi.

JC: I love sushi.

KN: On that note, what’s Jessica’s favorite food?

AB: Sushi or some kind of meat.

KN: What’s Andy’s favorite food?

JC: I wanna say a burger, but the way his face looks right now makes me say I didn’t get that right.

KN: Did she get that right?

AB: Yeah, I mean, I don’t really know what my favorite food is.

JC: Probably like a burger or steak.

KN: What’s Andy’s favorite color?

JC: Baby blue.

KN: What’s Jessica’s favorite color?

AB: Green. Orange is a close second.

JC: Yup, a close second.

KN: What is the other person’s favorite TV show?

AB: “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Criminal Minds” and “American Horror Story,” but I don’t like that one.

JC: Andy watches a lot of TV. “Breaking Bad.” I don’t know his favorite, but I know that he watches “Parks and Recreation and “How I Met Your Mother.” “Breaking Bad” is probably his favorite, though.

KN: What do y’all do in your free time?

JC: Together? Eat, etc.

KN: What does the other person call their grandparents?

JC: He calls all of them Grandma and Grandpa.

AB: Pap-pap, and that’s all I know. Maybe like, Mimi?

JC: That’s what Harrison Ray calls his grandma.

AB: Oh, well, not Mimi.

JC: No, Grammy and Grandpa!

KN: Thanks guys!

JC and AB: Thanks!