The couple found each other on American soil, in Dallas, in a very large conference room filled with several hundred, Mikael sat down across a round table from Dénise. Dénise didn’t notice Mikael but he kept looking all the same. Later that day they were introduced officially as potential colleagues, who both happened to be living in Stockholm, Sweden. Mikael was your typical loud American and Dénise wasn’t having any of it, at first. Things changed as they chatted over drinks that evening and they started to become friends. Luckily for them Mikael didn’t let his attraction get in the way of his career and took the job anyway, he would have to control himself.After numerous months of friendly meetings and evening encounters home in Sweden, Dénise´s decisiveness kicked in one early morning in Las Vegas (another work conference…). It was clear Mikael was just tinkering around and didn’t have the guts to make any move, so Dénise asked, “vill du hångla med mig?”. Swedish, which literally translates to, “do you wanna make out?” and while Mikael is very cautious, he isn’t stupid. Dénise couldn’t be bothered to ask the question again and a no would mean colleagues for good. As the story goes Mikael didn’t want to waste the chance at the girl he had been trying so hard to avoid losing, so they placed their bets. Now it was simply about not being too close to jeopardize their working relation. Two years later they were engaged.