With Valentine’s Day right around the corner (no, but really — there’s only two days left to make those gifts for every boo in your life!), it’s natural to start reminiscing about some of the best, most romantic times in your relationship.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik attend the Versus Versace show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2016/2017 on September 17, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage)

Gigi Hadid, half of one of Hollywood’s most adorable couples, is doing just that, dishing the deets on her first date with her main squeeze, Zayn Malik (who may have even gotten this tattoo for our gal — awwww!) to Ellen this Friday and giving us a bit more insight into the couple’s meet-cute in the process.

According to Gigi, the pair of a year and a half met at a friend’s birthday party. Then, after a missed connection at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (the after-party for which she even attended in hopes of meeting up, to no avail), the two finally had their first date later that same week.

“We played it cool for about like 10 minutes,” she shares. “And then I was like, ‘you’re really cute.’” (Way to go, Gig — our love coach would approve!)

But it wasn’t *all* skin deep. “We connected really quickly, we had kind of the same sense of humor… sharing videos and obviously, a Ritter video started coming up,” she said (in reference to another guest of Ellen’s, Noah Ritter, AKA the “Apparently” kid).

“Apparently” they’ve been in love ever since, and we kind of love them even MORE now: Watch her gush in the vid below.

Do you have a super cute first date story? Share with us @BritandCo!

(h/t Refinery 29, photos via Darren Gerrish/Getty)