Stacey was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in Gibson City, IL. She graduated in 2005 from GCMS High School and attended Milllikin University. She had the opportunity to study in Paris and work in London during her time there, and graduated in 2009 with a bachelors degree in communication and a minor in French. She is currently a corporate recruiter at Groupon in Chicago, IL.
Matt was born in San Diego, CA and grew up in Sparks, NV after spending some of his childhood in Tasmania Australia. After graduating from Reed High School in 2003 he attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas. He graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of science in architecture, then made the move to Chicago to attend Illinois Insitute of Technology. He graduated with his masters in architecture in 2010 and currently works on the design of high rise residential buildings at Solomon Cordwell Buenz in Chicago, IL.
How we met
After growing tired of the Chicago dating scene and balancing it with their demanding work schedules, Matt and Stacey decided to try something new and went on Match.com.
(Matt:) I emailed Stacey on New Years Eve 2010, thinking there was no way I would hear back since she is way out of my league. To my surprise I did hear back and we planned to meet 2 days later at a Starbucks in Lincoln Park. I waited outside wondering if every passing cab was her, and when she arrived and stepped out of the car it seemed like it was all in slow motion - there was even a glowing light shining around her-- until she realized she had forgotten her gloves and had to chase after the cab to get them. The ice was broken and I knew immediately that this was my girl!