For his first date with Annasah Tahera Cabanas in January 2019, Robert Eugene Williams III chose a beautiful restaurant in Edgewater, NJ on the banks of the Hudson River. Ms. Cabnes and Mr. Williams had been texting on the dating app Bumble for about one-and-a-half weeks beforehand, and Mr. Williams was eager to meet them in person and take them together in Manhattan’s idea. However, the weather plan was different.
“It was a very, very rainy day” Mr. Williams said, “He was somewhat drenched when he came, but still looked very beautiful and very nice.”
The deserted day faded into the background as Mr. Williams and Ms. Cabines began talking, and quickly discovered how common they had. They both grew up in similar communities, and even had family members who lived in the same area.
“We always have a good way of interacting with each other, just an interesting conversation about something,” Mr Williams said. Ms. Kabines, who was initially terrified of meeting Mr. Williams in person, relaxed after her meal grew.
“The first date was great,” Ms. Cabnes said, 41. “She was very sweet, she was a very gentle person, and we had a great conversation.”
They both knew that they wanted to see each other again, even though their schedule was not always a perfect match. Ms. Cabness works as a school speech specialist at Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey during the day, Monday through Friday, and Mr. Williams works evening and weekends as a news editor at The New York Post. Nevertheless, they managed to make time to go on dates a few times a week, and began to learn about each other’s oddities, such as how Ms. Cabine stamped Reese in her film Popcorn.
“Turned out to be really delicious,” Mr. Williams said with a laugh.
Before long their relationship was growing serious, and in May 2019, while having dinner together, Ms. Cabaness asked Mr. Williams if he was particularly willing to date each other. . Mr. Williams, who had already begun drawing the rest of his life with Ms. Cabines, happily agreed.
As his six-month anniversary came to a close, Mr. Williams began planning a surprise trip to Manhattan. On his first day in the city, he saw the live-action movie version of “The Lion King”, which opened in theaters over the weekend. Ms. Cabness, a self-described “Disney fanatic”, was already impressed with the trip when Mr. Williams told her that there was still a surprise left. After finishing dinner, he headed to the Minskoff Theater, where Mr. Williams had tickets for him to see “The Lion King” on Broadway. After the show, he spent the evening at the Penn Club.
“It was a wonderful, wonderful evening,” Ms. Cabness said.
In June 2020, Mr. Williams took Ms. Cabine to help her sisters and two female friends design a princess-cut engagement ring, and on a walk along the waterfront in Edgewater in August 2020. A friend of his and his son, who is Mr. Williams’s Godson, said that they pretended to be in the area, and when Mr. Williams sat down on one knee and asked Ms. Cabin to marry him, he made the film Started making.
“He inspires me and he inspires me a lot,” said Ms. Cabines, who plans to name her husband. “He is truly my best friend.”
The couple initially planned to marry on February 14 at Riverside Church in Manhattan, where Mr. Williams is a member, but rescheduled because of their marriage Ubiquitous epidemic. They were married on January 29 in front of four members of the family in a civil ceremony at the Bergen County Clerk Office in Hackensack, NJ. George Mencis was the former mayor of Hackensack, NJ.
“She is very kind, she is very caring, she is very down-to-earth,” Mr. Williams said of Ms. Cabines. “When we’re together, we can get our hair down and enjoy each other’s company and have a great time. There’s so much love about that.”