By Danielle Westreich, Jessica Huong, Jessica Bensky and Esther Eisen
How long have you been together?
Mr. Dinsmore: “7 or 8 years.”
What were your first impressions of each other?
Ms. Monaghan: “Short with a good taste in music.”
Mr. Dinsmore: “Tall and very [restrict] smiley.”
What is your favourite date place?
Mr. Dinsmore: “Any nice restaurant.”
Where was your first date?
Ms. Monaghan: “We hung out as friends a lot before an official date. Our first official date was at a restaurant called Paradis.”
Describe each other using one word.
Ms. Monaghan: “Awesome.”
Mr. Dinsmore: “Fun.”
What are your biggest pet peeves about each other?
Ms. Monaghan: “Underplanning.”
Mr. Dinsmore: “Overplanning.”
What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?
Ms. Monaghan: “We don’t buy into consumerism.”
Mr. Dinsmore: “We do have family day weekend plans, though. We’re going skiing with Mr. Naylor’s family and Mr. Kleiman’s family.”
What do you love most about each other?
Ms. Monaghan: “To sum it all up: I love how caring, loving, intelligent and fun he is, contrary to popular belief.”
Mr. Dinsmore: “I would agree with all of those things. Also, just everything we do together is just really enjoyable.”
Do you have a favourite pastime?
Ms. Monaghan: “Cottaging, recreational sports and board games, specifically Ticket to Ride and Wizard (the card game).”
Who does your daughter, Lola, love more?
Mr. Dinsmore: “Her (Ms. Monaghan]. I’m winning her over a little bit but she had a year with her.”
How did you pick the name ‘Lola’ for your daughter?
Ms. Monaghan: She was nameless for 2 days as we were trying to decide on a name. My mom suggested it at one point and it just stuck in my head.
Which TV shows do you watch together?
Mr. Dinsmore: “Game of Thrones, Silicone Valley, basically anything on HBO.”
Who is the more competitive one?
Mr. Dinsmore: “Probably me.”
Ms. Monaghan: “I think you can be very competitive, but in my mind I’m more competitive. I hate losing but I wouldn’t throw a tantrum or anything.”
At what point did you realize that this could be long-term?
Ms. Monaghan: “Maybe when we moved in together or… when we had a child together.”
Mr. Dinsmore: “Having been through renovations together, it confirmed that we could get through anything together.”
Do you have any interesting stories?
Ms. Monaghan: “We were robbed at knifepoint in Panama.”
What is the key to a successful relationship?
Mr. Dinsmore: “Just take care of each other.”
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