James and I met in college. He lived above my friends and liked to play his music a little too loud. One day when I was at my friend’s apartment, he came down to apologize for the noise, and that was the first time we saw each other. After that, we both went out of our way to try to run into each other in the hallways. Finally, one night we both found the courage to stop and say hello and have been inseparable since.