This L.A. Couple Met the Old-Fashioned Way: At a Bar

Each week we ask a local couple, ’How did you meet?’

In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up.

Marlene and Jaron met the old-school way: at a bar. Better yet, it was a dive bar in the middle of New Orleans. “I noticed her and asked my friend to be my wingman and go speak to her friend,” recalls 33-year-old Jaron, who works in banking. “Then I started talked to Marlene.”⁠


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They all hung out into the wee hours of the morning trying to perfect a British accent. “It was just New Orleans antics,” recalls Marlene, 32, a foreign exchange product manager. “We didn’t go out for another two years.” ⁠

But one night they ran into one another and he asked, “Why didn’t we ever go out?” She replied, “Because you’ve never asked me out.” He finally did, and the rest is history. The Silver Lake couple has now been together for more than ten years.⁠

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