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Alyssa Kominsky and Matt Rinkevich
Today's #WCUSweetHearts are Alyssa Kominsky and Matt Rinkevich, both members of the Class of 2013.

The couple met, as English majors, in the Fall of 2012 in a seminar on true crime novels.

They shared their first date at Amores, in town, because Alyssa wanted to introduce Matt to their "Fat Boy Sandwiches" (which she highly recommends).

Alyssa and Matt have been dating for almost 4 years! Today, Matt is pursuing his Doctorate in English at the University of Delaware and Alyssa is a teacher, earning her Master's degree in English and Creative Writing, from Southern New Hampshire University.

Alyssa shared a story with us about a memory she shares with Matt at WCU: "Last summer, we went to campus and Matt took me on a tour, showing me all the places that were important to us when we were in college, including "our table" in the library (right outside of Starbucks) and the place outside of Recitation Hall where we first stood and talked regularly after class. During our tour, campus was basically empty, so it was just the two of us. It was really sweet that he remembered all of our special places, and it was a refresher on how much West Chester means to us as a couple. We ended the day by walking around Exton Mall (another one of "our places"), and ate dinner at Ruby's Diner. He'll probably be embarrassed by this, but he's really romantic and remembers all of the small, important parts of our relationship. It's one of my favorite things about him.

Without West Chester, I wouldn't have met my best friend and the love of my life, and I'm grateful for that every day."

Thank you for sharing your love story with us Alyssa and Matt!

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