Our readers’ local love stories

Help us put our city on the map by submitting your love stories.

The Austin skyline looking north above Lady Bird Lake, with eight little heart pins scattered around different locations.

Click the green “add point” button on our map to submit your love story.

Graphic via 6AM City

For Valentine’s Day, we made a map of local places where our readers have made memories. We asked for your help compiling everything from proposals to making friends. You did not disappoint.

City Editors London and Figi started with their own love stories: City Editor London met her husband-to-be while studying at UT Austin, and although City Editor Figi is a proud Texas State graduate, her fiancé is also a UT legacy. What can we say, we love Longhorns.

Explore these local love stories by clicking on the hearts, but there are a few love stories that we just had to share:

  • “Ashley and Miles actually met over a decade before their first date! ... Over the years they stayed connected, liking each other’s profile pictures, saying a quick hello here and there, but never amounting to much else. ... Ashley was at a happy hour with a coworker and his family when she handed over her phone, each taking turns swiping left (or right) for her. ... It wasn’t until she was home later that night when she saw — omg, it’s Miles! ... Their connection was instant and they haven’t looked back since. It is so evident, this love was written under the stars.” — Ashley and Miles
  • “My husband and I met in 2018 when we were both working at the Hilton Austin Downtown. Over several years, our relationship bloomed from friendly coworkers to best friends. In March of 2021, we decided to give a romance a try, only to get married 2 and a half years later. It may have taken us a few years to finally pair up, but we’re so happy we did.” — Anonymous
  • "(Mozart’s Coffee Roasters) is where I thought it would happen. The sun was setting, the weather was perfect, live music was playing. But it wasn’t until we got back home that you proposed. I love you!” — Anonymous

Now we’re really feeling the love.

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