"We were just sitting in his room, and he said he had something for me. He pulled out the ring and got down on one knee. I said, `I guess I should stand up,'" she remembers. "It was a shock to see him on one knee, with a diamond ring. I was speechless, so he was like, `Please!'"
The two plan a church wedding on August 29 in a small Kansas town, all of which is invited to the event.
The Chem 10 sweethearts next year will live together in Kansas City, Mo. Runft plans to attend medical school in 1999, and Liu is considering art school.
Both say they plan to have a family, but she says that will happen "when I'm a doctor," while he puts the date "in the far future."
Love At First Type
For Abigail E. Baker '98, love was just a mouse click away. She and fiancée Jack C. Lin met on match.com, a singles' Web page.
According to Baker, Lin, who is a medical student at the American University of the Caribbean, fell in love with her after reading the description she wrote for the service.
"He read my profile, and he was like, 'Oh my God,'" Baker says. "He wrote me a really short note and was like you're the type of girl I'm interested in. What he didn't know was that I had already read his profile and I had thought he sounded really cool."
But for Baker, love took a little longer to develop--at least several days.
"I was little skeptical. I'm very anal about the way I type, and he is more loose about it," she says. "It didn't really seem like he was on top of things as I am."
But Baker says that a week into their on-line relationship the two knew they were logged on to love. It was at that point that Lin called Baker and spoke to her for the first time.
Their conservation lasted eight hours.
"When we talked, he was just amazing. He's completely perfect in every way," Baker says.
One week after their first phone conversation and two weeks after they first met on-line, Lin visited Boston.
The couple discussed marriage during that very first visit and programmed their future.
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