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In February 2015, Nick invited Elise to the movies. She said yes, and he texted Bill, his friend since high school: “I have a good friend from East Stroudsburg who I think would be a really good match for you.”
Mike spent much of the time he wasn’t singing beneath a tree, reading the poetry of Stephen Dunn. Liz was not impressed. “I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had ever seen,” she recalls. Mike said Liz made hardly any impression on him at all.