They Had Given Up on Love

When Luke Rivett spotted Sunney Kohlhoss on March 1, 2019 at the Well, a bar in Los Angeles, both had recently given up on love, resolving halfheartedly, that they would be single forever. “When Sunney walked in, she took my breath away. I walked over to her and introduced myself,” said Mr. Rivett, 41, a…

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The Third Proposal Stuck

Antia Adams couldn’t blame Carl Mumford Jr. for issuing a warning with his February 2019 marriage proposal. “He said, ‘If you lose this one, that’s it,’” Ms. Adams said. Mr. Mumford had already given her two engagement rings. She lost both. Ms. Adams and Mr. Mumford live in Savannah, Ga., and met in 2004 as…

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Winning in the Contest of Love

When Jennifer McClay read the letter her friend Hannah Bentley sent to Cates Farm, a Hillsborough, N.C., events space that was holding a contest for essential workers hoping to win a free wedding package, she cried. In her October entry, Ms. Bentley wrote, “Though we always encouraged our friend Jennifer McClay to go on dates…

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