Fran & Melanie

Est. 2019
Interviewed Aug 28, 2023
Learn more about Fran and Mel and how they are prioritizing each other's happiness and speaking their feelings in conflict.

What was your first impression of each other?

Fran: Mel was cool, easygoing, ambitious, and hella smart.

Melanie: My first impression was that Fran was a gentleman, confident, smart, handsome, and worldly.

What is your favorite thing about each other?

F: Mel has the biggest heart with everyone.

M: Fran is compassionate, charismatic, tender loving, and a great friend.

When did you know you wanted to be in a relationship with one another?

F: Since I first met her!

M: Since I met Fran I had eyes for him but once I found out that he was interested in dating me everything changed.

How long have you two been together for?

Almost 5 years.

What is your number one tip for resolving conflict?

F: Sitting in your feelings and then having a conversation.

M: Always speaking your feelings and talking through any thoughts or emotions.

What’s most important to you in a relationship?

F: Being genuine, no judgment, willing to do anything for the other.

M: Honesty, loyalty, lovingness and playfulness.

What are your thoughts on couples therapy? If you’ve attended therapy, what have you learned?

F: There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s great if it helps you see things in a different light and communicate better.

M: We’ve never attended but I’m super open to it! I don’t think it’s necessarily needed only when there is a conflict but as a tool to grow as a couple.

Describe how you met in emojis:


What’s your rose/bud/thorn?


  • Rose: Prioritizing each other’s happiness.
  • Bud: Learning how to build a future together — family boundaries, wealth management, long-term goals, etc.
  • Thorn: Understanding what our partner needs from each other in the hard moments.