Captivating Couples 2011

Amanda & Cat

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Amanda, 33, teacher

Cat, 27, singer/aspiring actress

Amanda and Cat’s mutual friends decided to set them up on a group blind date. Cat was introduced to two girls and was pleasantly surprised when she found out Amanda was her designated date for the evening. Both women were nervous, but once they began talking about their shared addiction to So You Think You Can Dance, the conversation took on a life of its own. By the end of the night, the two were holding hands. Though they lead different lifestyles as a teacher and a singer respectively, Amanda and Cat prove that “opposites really do attract.” Four months after they met, they moved in together. Three years later, they are legally married (their wedding day was “the best day of both their lives”), own a home in Westchester County and are in the process of starting a family with the help of an anonymous donor. They say the key to their happy marriage is a lot of laughter and always making each other feel loved and appreciated. Cat also has a theory on love: “Everyone is crazy, and you just have to find the crazy that goes with yours. Amanda fits my crazy.” Sweet!

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