He didn’t. By the spring of 2016 they were an exclusive couple. In 2017, they sold most of their belongings and started living in Airbnb rentals throughout the country, in cities including Chicago and Los Angeles, for 30-day bursts.
“We wanted to have an adventure, and an adventure in getting to know each other in a different capacity constantly,” she said. The adventure, during which both worked remotely, lasted two years.
When they returned to New York in April 2019 and found a new apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mr. Kossoff was ready to propose, and fairly certain that Ms. Glantz was ready to accept. But he had doubts. “For a while I was worried she might never want to get married,” he said.
Mr. Kossoff thought she might relish the trope about always being the bridesmaid, never the bride. On July 19, 2019, he set those suspicions aside. During a beach walk on a trip to visit her family in Boca Raton, he got on one knee and proposed. “I was so shocked and overwhelmed,” she said. She was also happy to say yes.
On March 19, Ms. Glantz and Mr. Kossoff eloped outside Irving Farm, the site of their first date. Mr. Kossoff’s brother Eric, a Universal Life minister, was the officiant; two friends attended as witnesses. Instead of leaving the suggestions of the Finally the Bride contributors to molder, she revived some for the ceremony.
“They helped me pick sequins as part of the wedding outfit, they helped me pick orchids for flowers, and so much more,” she said. She’s still collecting ideas for a larger, post-pandemic celebration in 2022.