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Keep reading for an interview with Max and Holly of Ditched and Always.
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*What was your first impression of one another?
Max: The first time I saw Holly I was a sophomore in high school. I’d just moved to Chamberlain. She was in my Phys Ed class. We were doing physical fitness testing. She absolutely refused to climb the rope. She told the teacher it was too dangerous to be that far off the ground. I laughed about it all day. I didn’t realize until later that she was serious. She has a few phobias.
Holly: Thanks for sharing that. But wow, okay. That seems like such a long time ago. I guess what I remember noticing is his size. He’s a big guy. And he’s always smiling. He’s got a great smile.
*Most romantic gesture you've done for each other?
Holly: There’s no way I can narrow it down to just one. But this bracelet I always wear, the one with all the charms? Each one represents a gesture. This bracelet is getting pretty full.
Max: Easy question. She moved halfway across the country so we could be together.
*Favorite qualities about one another?
Holly: I love that Max is always willing to help other people out. Friends, family, strangers, it doesn’t matter. He’s just the kind of person that’s always looking out for everyone else. That’s kind of rare.
Max: We were friends for years before we started dating. I can honestly say she’s one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met.
*Let's be honest now...most annoying trait about each other?
Holly: It’s not exactly bad but he does have a hard time telling people no. So sometimes he takes on too much.
Max: Then I guess we’re kind of alike that way. She worries too much about what other people think. Especially her parents. She’s getting better about that. I think she’s finally realized you can’t live your life trying to please everyone around you.
*Do you have pet names? If so what are they?
Max: I’ve tried out a few. Snookums, honey bunny, sugar pie, baby cakes—
Holly: That’s precisely why we avoid pet names. Although I suppose if I’m going to be honest I should admit that sometimes I do call him my snuggle bear.
Max: It’s true. She does. I didn’t think she was going to admit it.
*Ideal Valentine's Day date and/or gift?
Max: I’d prefer somewhere quiet, for sure. As for a gift, I know neither of us cares about the cost. It’s more about finding something that shows just how well you know the other person.
Holly: It’s a cliché, I know, but as long as I’m with Max…I’m happy.
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