Gabby Schmidt and Dalton Cline’s love started the way so many modern romances do — a dating app. Gabby is originally from Las Vegas, and Dalton is from St. George. They were both living in Provo when they went on their awkward first date. When Dalton moved back to southern Utah, they kept in touch as friends. It wasn’t until they did a pandemic “FaceTime Date” that sparks flew. “We ended up talking for four hours,” Gabby says.
Meg Ricks and Darrell Hanks’ romance came alive in the city that never sleeps. Darrell was working as an investment banker in New York City, while Meg was modeling and dancing with the Radio City Rockettes. They noticed each other at church, followed each other on Instagram, and became fast friends. “We would help each other through dating struggles,” says Meg, who grew up in Provo. “I even remember telling him once, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll find an amazing girl to marry one day!’” After a few months, they began dating. And when Covid brought them both back to Utah, their friendship became a foundation for love.