It took him nine months. But on a rainy morning in March 2016, in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia, the man known as “the hot doctor” by all the girls on the block finally asked out the girl he apparently had noticed a few months after she had moved into the brownstone just one door down from his.
Jerri Hobdy was walking her dog in the rain. She said her neighbor, Dr. Ryan Weight, appeared “unusually chatty considering the weather.” He asked her out to bubble tea and it was love at first sip.
Ms. Hobdy, 29, is a Houston native who graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a furniture designer and the owner of Meno Home in Denver. Dr. Weight, 38, from Vinita, Okla., graduated from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine, having completed his undergraduate work at the University of Missouri. Dr. Weight is a medical oncologist and the founder of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Institute, also in Denver.
Their first kiss tasted like Scotch whisky, Ms. Hobdy said, Balvenie 21 to be exact. “On our fourth date, I took Ryan to a classical performance of a string quartet with a classical guitar. He loves guitar. Afterward he offered me a small glass of Scotch right before our first kiss.”
It was over a year later when she learned just how significant that was. “He only drinks Balvenie 21 for major life occasions — finishing medical school, buying a condo, and kissing me,” she said.
Three years later, they decided it was time for a move in search of “a lower stress lifestyle,” Ms. Hobdy said. On June 26, 2018, they headed for
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