Some incredibly compelling dating advice came to us via Tumblr from Peter W. Knox, who recently proposed to his girlfriend, Andrea.
Knox's advice? Always buy two tickets.
Back in 2008, Knox saw an advertisement for a Death Cab For Cutie concert at Radio City Music Hall. Despite being "very single," he went ahead and bought two tickets. Several months later, he hit it off with a cute blond (yes, Andrea) at a party.
When she emailed him the next day, he asked her if she wanted to go to the concert with him the following Monday. She said yes.
They began dating, fell in love, and on a recent Saturday night, Knox orchestrated what seemed to be a pretty show-stopping rooftop proposal, followed by an impromptu engagement party with all of their friends.
He documented the relationship and his proposal on his blog, with this memorable closing line: "But mostly I know that you should always buy two tickets. You never know who you might meet."
If there's a play you want to see, a sports event you can't miss, an art exhibit you're very excited about, buy two tickets.
Because with an extra ticket in your pocket, you might just be inspired to ask someone out when you otherwise wouldn't. It forces you to keep an eye out for a great date and gives you a great opener if you happen to meet someone amazing. ("I have an extra ticket to a concert at Radio City" is a cooler invite than, say, "Do you want to get a drink sometime?")
And if the event nears, and you don't have a date? Then you take a friend. You give them to someone as a (great) gift. No skin off your back.
But take it from Knox, who could not possibly look happier in his engagement photos: Buy two tickets.