Hannah and Dylan love each other in part for their differences: “We have always said that I am the wolf and he is the moon – that he is sort of like this calm, more reserved, laid-back person, and I’m the crazy fiery one.” Dylan says, “They almost fill you up with these qualities that you don’t have, ‘cause that’s not you, but you get to kind of absorb them, or have them for that… Read More


Thane is detail-oriented. He’s learned new skills to help maintain the house he shares with Kim – replacing drywall and repairing a deck – tasks he’d never done before. Kim exudes a calm ease, which probably comes in handy in her career in the airline industry. Thane and Kim met nearly four years ago online, and Kim says she was “scared to death” to meet someone online: I went out with one other person who didn’t look… Read More


Tom (36) and Helena (33) live together with their 8-year-old son in Wells, Maine. We visited them during a serious snowstorm. Like most New Englanders they appear unfazed. Although they had been aware of each other’s existence – having gone to the same high school and living in the same hometown – they really met in 2000 online via an Internet instant messaging system. Tom says, “We had a lot of mutual friends that we didn’t realize.”… Read More


Jon and Charlotte’s household includes two energetic adolescent boys, a menagerie of pets, and a partnership that is full of loud laughter. Jon and Charlotte (both in their forties) have been married for seventeen years, but have been together for twenty-five. In that time, they’ve had their fair share of stresses, which Jon considers a natural part of partnership: Having intertwining lives is going to necessarily involve some stressful situations, especially if you add children,… Read More


When we knocked on Shelley and Kirk Drake’s front door, we were greeted with bright eyes, huge smiles, tight hugs, and the popping and crackling of a fire. They offered us a drink, some snacks, and their undivided attention. Their home was filled with vibrant color, cozy fabrics, eclectic art, and well-worn books. We tried to engage in the usual pleasantries, and then dive right into the interview, but it was difficult to steer the conversation… Read More


Jon had proposed in a pub on New Year’s Eve, 2014 while the ball dropped on a TV in the background. When we met Lizzie (25) and Jon (27) in their home in January, 2015, they had been engaged just shy of 30 days. The road from meeting to marrying has been a winding one filled with long distance and personal growth. For about a year and a half, Jon was living in Washington DC… Read More


Nicole and Jared met in college in September, 2008 at a theatre audition. Jared quips, “I think it was the 27th. I think it was a Wednesday.” He’s serious – Nicole adds, “He’s good with the details.” They didn’t get together right away, but in time they became friends. Friends turned to good friends, which morphed into dating and a relationship by the end of their time in college. They moved in together in 2012 after… Read More


Carter and Janet’s Texas home is so full of laughter, it’s almost surprising it’s just the two of them living there. Married 27 years, their children grown and away from home, Carter and Janet have recently begun falling in love all over again. When you see them together, it’s easy to see why they’re together; the deep, jubilant love between them is clear. Their love is the kind of all-consuming love that started one night… Read More


Chris Anne and Jason are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Jason and Chris Anne met in 2000 while in their early 20’s. Chris Anne says she knew right away that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Jason: “Like, ‘you’re the one. You. Are. It. And I love you,’ and my claws went in, and that was it.” Though Jason… Read More


Sara and Gina – both in their ‘40s – have been together for 11 years. They met at Sarah Lawrence College; Gina was part of the theatre department and Sara the dance department. Gina says, “We did say ‘hi’ to each other shyly for 2 years before we actually really spoke.” Finally at a joint event they got a chance to get to know each other, and they quickly realized there could be something more between… Read More