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Our readers’ local love stories

Our readers found the most romantic places.

Winston-Salem skyline with purple location graphics in various places with a blue heart.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by reading local love stories.

Graphic via 6AM City

For Valentine’s Day 2024, we made a map of local places where our readers have made memories. We asked for your help compiling everything from proposals to making friends. You did not disappoint.

Here are the love stories that we just had to share:

  • “My husband and I met in law school so Wake Forest has always been an integral part of our love story. In 2022 we were preparing to go to a football game and he asked to stop by the quad beforehand—ostensibly to visit the campus bookstore. Unbeknownst to me, he had planned the most beautiful proposal and asked me to marry him in front of Wait Chapel. A year and a half later, we are happily married and have a little free library replica of Wait Chapel in our front yard to commemorate our special day.” — Charlotte + Mac D.
  • “First date [at Cugino Forno on North Patterson Avenue] and now we’re engaged almost two years later.” — Anonymous reader
Pink map of Winston-Salem with three hearts.

The Twin City or the city of love?

Graphic via Proxi

  • “After 16 years of being separated by a family move when I was 12, my childhood sweetheart reached out to me on Facebook. He had spent weeks looking for me and had almost given up when he saw my picture and knew it was me. Over the years, I had looked for he and his sister who had been my neighbors and best friends as kids but had no luck. We began chatting and we rekindled the spark that had been there as kids. Our whirlwind of a romance happened so fast, within 6 months he had left his job, family, and friends to move down here [to Clemmons] to be with me. We’ve become our best selves with each other and are planning an elopement soon.” — Anonymous reader

Now we’re really feeling the love.