Hamburg, 2017

Hamburg, 2017


Karen met these two lovers during a recent trip to Hamburg. Gesa and Jonas are always on the lookout for new adventures, especially those you can discover together.

Where does this love story start?
Gesa: After some kind of awkward texting, we decided to meet up in person and go for a walk. We had so much to talk about and had lots of fun. It was winter - super cold outside - but that didn’t matter at all as we were having such a good time.

What was your first impression of your partner?
Gesa: A little bit crazy, outspoken and honest.
Jonas: I had the impression that she was a bit weird. When we finally met I was amazed by how beautiful she is in person: inside and out.

At what moment did you know you were in love?
Gesa: I could tell by the small things - he was always on my mind. I had the need to let him know about every little thing that was happening in my life.
Jonas: When I felt like I could tell her everything.

‘We both love the adventure therefore every day seems to be better than the previous one.’

Do you have a special place where the two of you like to hang out and retreat to?
Gesa: We don't have one specific special place, as we prefer experiencing new things and go on little adventures. Discovering new places is a big part of what we like to do together.

How would you describe each other in four words?
Gesa: Crazy, kind, adventurous, ambitious.
Jonas: Quirky, funny, love, food.



What do you do to cheer your partner up when he/she is having a bad day?
Gesa: During moments like that, I always try to distract him by talking about anything that comes to mind, until he genuinely stops thinking about his bad day. Or I'll hug him and just be quiet.
Jonas: I tell her a stupid joke. Sometimes it also helps to just listen to her ranting about how stupid something was.

What is the most annoying thing about your boy- or girlfriend?
Gesa: When something goes wrong he often only focuses on the negative aspects.
Jonas: She tries to tickle me all day.

What is the craziest, most hilarious memory of you as a couple?
Jonas: We both love adventure therefore every day seems to be better than the previous one.

Which character trait of the other are you jealous of?
Gesa: His patience – which happens to be beneficial to me as well from time to time…
Jonas: There is nothing I can really think of. I feel like we are both pretty happy with our personalities.

‘What is your definition of love?

This relationship’ - Jonas

Has your relationship changed you as people? In other words, do you think your partner has an effect on you?
Gesa: Definitely, I became a more balanced and relaxed person.
Jonas: For sure, she helped me to be more open to myself and other people about my feelings.


Describe your ideal Saturday evening together, or depending on preference, your ideal Sunday morning.
Gesa: My perfect Sunday morning: waking up by his kisses followed by cuddling and breakfast in bed.
Jonas: My ideal Saturday evening is when Gesa and I are sitting in a train back home after one of our adventures out in nature.

When was the last time you were extremely proud of your partner?
Gesa: He's having so much stress due his studies, and his ambition and drive make him not want to stop working until everything is done. That's why I'm proud whenever he allows himself some time off.

What is your definition of love?
Jonas: This relationship.