On October 31st, 2015, Marissa was fresh out of a foot surgery and Zach had just moved into a house with friends the week prior. Zach and his buddies decided to throw a Halloween party and his friends invited Marissa, who decided to go on a whim while on crutches. This night they met, but didn't talk very much. The next week the friends invited Marissa back again and something made her want to go back to that house. Well, she was told to go to to the house at 9pm and when she arrived right on time, Zach was the only one there along with Cai (groomsmen). We spent hours in the basement talking and getting to know each other. When Marissa left for the night, Zach ran upstairs and said she couldn't leave without saying goodbye because they were friends now. Marissa kept going back to that house for months and hanging out with friends until Zach finally asked her out on February 14th, 2016.