Donna is a woman who knows her worth, and won’t settle for a man who doesn’t meet her very, very high standards.
When the Parks Department meets the Indianapolis Colts, she turns down a linebacker who tries to talk to her, saying, “Skilled positions only.”
We also learn in a Galentine’s Day episode that Donna has had two annulments: one for fun, and one as a part of a long con.
When we’re introduced to Joe (Donna’s future husband, played by Key and Peele star Keegan-Michael Key), Donna says Joe is her version of “Tammy,” referencing Ron’s addiction to his ex-wife and the crazed lunatic he becomes when they cross paths. In reality, Joe is a very selfless and kind elementary school teacher, and Donna doesn’t like him because she feels bored in secure, drama-free relationships.
Ron offers words of wisdom to Donna after meeting Joe, saying: "Live your life how you want, but don’t confuse drama with happiness."
Thanks to Ron, Donna gives Joe another chance, and the two make one of the cutest couples in Parks and Rec history.
To catch more tidbits about the rich life of Donna Meagle, binge Parks and Recreation.