Q/A with Valentine’s Day couples: Wilson and Murillo

Seniors discuss their relationship heading into the future


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Karina Murillo and Daine Wilson dance during the senior skit pep rally in the fall.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

With Valentine’s Day this week, the Rider Chronicle sat down to interview many Rider couples about their relationship.

Seniors Daine Wilson and Karina Murillo have been together for almost a year with their anniversary approaching in March. They discussed favorite memories, what annoys their partner and getting ready to go off to college in this Q/A.

Q: How did you meet your partner?

K: We had friends in common, so we just kind of met through them.

D: I met her through a friend of mine. I started to get to know a friend at first and then he introduced me to her.

Q: Can you describe your partner for me in your own words?

K: He’s really goofy. But, he’s really nice and sweet and a good person.

D: Oh, man. She’s so pretty. Her curly hair is just… I could just play with it all day long. Her smile is just so amazing, she’s just an all-around amazing person.

Q: When did you realize you wanted to date your partner?

K: We kind of already knew that we liked each other whenever we started talking and hanging out. So, kind of right away, I knew that I liked him.

D: Well, I’d actually known of her for a really, really long time. She’s kind of been that crush that I’ve had in the back of my head. So, once I got the opportunity to ever be with her, I took it.

Q: How did y’all start dating?

K: We went on a date to Menchie’s and then we just went driving around. The we sat and we talked, then he asked me to be his girlfriend.

D: Well, we talked at first. And, before summer time, we actually hung out a lot. Then, we went to things like Celebration together and things like that. Once we got to know each other more, we started dating.

Q: How long have you two been together?

K: It’s about to be 11 months in a few days.

D: It’ll be 11 months on the 18th.

Q: What is your favorite memory with your partner?

K: Halloween. We watched scary movies and we made those cheesy Halloween cookies that everybody makes. It was pretty fun.

D: My favorite memory of her? Honestly, I could just pick any day throughout the summer. I mean, any moment I got to spend with her throughout the summer. If I had to pick one, it would be after she got back from her vacation because I missed her so much.

Q: Do y’all have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

K: Yes, but… I don’t want to spoil what I’m getting him.

D: I don’t know yet. We’re kind of discussing that right now.

Q: What’s something you do that annoys your partner?

K: Oh, probably so much. I like to pick on him a lot, so that’s probably what annoys him the most.

D: I tickle her on the top of her knee a lot. That gets on her nerves.

Q: Does your partner do anything to annoy you?

K: Yeah, but he’s goofy so it’s not really annoying.

D: She’ll call me “Diane” because that’s how a lot of people mispronounce my name.

Q: Have y’all talked about what you’re going to do after you graduate?

K: We’re both going to the same college, so we’re just kind of hoping for the best after that.

D: I mean, somewhat. We’re attending the same college, so that’s about where we’re at right now.