Who doesn’t love Black love!? We do and we celebrate it with our “Put A Ring On It” series. Each week, we’ll feature YOUR engagement and wedding stories, romantic photos and even tips that’ll help other Beauties out on their big day. Check back each week for a new installment!
This week, we spoke with Alex Hayden Hernandez and Jesus Hernandez about finding love and what happens when a woman takes the reigns to propose!
I met Jesus at work. I #worked at an after school program for an elementary school and we were doing the training before school started on how to run the program. I knew right away that I was not going to like him. He was the guy who always had the mean jokes; always trying to rank somebody. I thought it was interesting that he looked so white but was actually Cuban. Since moving to California from New York, it had been a while since I met a Latino who wasn’t Mexican. Anyway, his alpha-attention-seeking-self was something I wanted to stay clear of. One thing for sure, I noticed how people gravitated towards him. He was sort of the punchline guy. Something would happen and everyone would look forward to what witty, raunchy thing Jesus was going to say. I didn’t know he had any sexual interest in me until one day, he flat-out told me, “If I wasn’t your co-worker, I’d try to get with you.” Me being a hyphy-a** 18-year-old, those words excited me. We then proceeded in casual office flirtation. He eventually asked me out on a date. Looking back, I was totally uncomfortable. It had been a while since I went on a date and he didn’t even make one move on me. Not one move. I was confused because, hunty, let me tell you, I was NOT used to guys not making a move. It wasn’t until our second date that he reached for a kiss. It was blissful. I fell in love on that first kiss, for real.