Dana and Alec met in November of 2009 on JDate.com. Alec’s mom wanted him to find “a nice Jewish girl” and Dana’s college friends were tired of hearing about the terrible dates she went on. Alec was the first and only date that Dana went on through JDate, and it was quite a success! Alec took her to Blue restaurant in Boston, followed by a trip to the New England Aquarium where Dana dazzled him with her knowledge of fish biology.
On September 15, 2012, Alec took Dana to dinner at the Top of the Hub. Dana was convinced he was going to propose until Alec exclaimed, “Can’t I just take you out for a nice dinner for no reason?!” After dinner, Alec suggested they meet up with friends for drinks (he claimed they had a Groupon to Blue, the place they had their first date). Once there, Alec explained that Blue doesn’t do groupon deals, got down on one knee and proposed. Dana was so shocked that all she could say was, “Wait, are you serious?” She then of course said Yes!