updated 06/18/2009 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/18/2009 AT 1:50 PM ET
How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor can thank his sitcom for making one very memorable introduction – it’s how he met his future girlfriend, Lipstick Jungle’s Lindsay Price.
“I played a very annoying girl who would not stop talking,” Price told PEOPLE Wednesday while stepping out with Radnor at the Whitney Contemporaries Art Party and Auction at Skylight in New York of her role on the show.
But their first date didn’t follow immediately. “We met up a year and a half later in New York, last summer in August,” says Radnor. “We went to have dinner near the Bowery. It went really well. We’ve been together ever since.”
So what are Radnor’s virtues as a boyfriend?
“He’s very thoughtful,” says Price. “And he’s very good at giving gifts.”
In fact, Radnor’s recent gift to Price spelled out his thoughtfulness. “For a TV show she’s doing called Eastwick, I actually got her a dictionary about witch terms,” says Radnor.
But Price certainly wasn’t at a loss for words when it came to describing Radnor’s charms. Says Price, “He’s the light in the dark space.”