During a Super Bowl party earlier this year, Marissa Peña, 18, met Juan Quintanilla, 19. It was the romantic way Quintanilla asked her to be his girlfriend that has the Twitterverse singing his praises.
From Yahoo! Style:
Peña says her mom always encouraged her to go out to events so she could meet different people. Obviously her mom’s advice paid off.
“He’s a gentleman. He’s so sweet and most importantly my family likes him a lot,” says Peña.
After a few months of getting to know each other, Quintanilla knew it was time to make things official. While Peña was on vacation, he asked her parents’ permission to make their daughter his girlfriend.
“My parents really like him,” she says, “so my entire family helped him plan the big surprise.”
Peña and her mom went to a mall to celebrate her newly acquired driver’s license. Around dinnertime, her mom told her they had to go back home to pick up her father.
“When I got home, my little sister was holding the ‘God gave me you’ sign, by the door,” she says. “I was confused when we got there because there were Christmas lights everywhere.”
That’s when Quintanilla popped out of the closet, told her how important she was for him, and asked her to be his girlfriend. He gave her roses and a chalk sign bearing the word “girlfriend.” But he wasn’t done with the surprises.
“I said yes, and he walked me to the backyard,” she says. “He had planned and set up a romantic dinner — I couldn’t believe it.”