Paula & Joe Pezzano: From half a pizza to half a century

“We had three young kids, and he was starting this business, but it was never a question. It was, ‘When do you start?’ ” Paula said. “We have always allowed each other to grow.”

What will sex, dating, and marriage look like on the other side of the pandemic?

Experts say lasting impacts could include dramatic shifts in what American households look like and in how they function day to day.

What will sex, dating, and marriage look like on the other side of the pandemic?

Experts say lasting impacts could include dramatic shifts in what American households look like and in how they function day to day.

Adam Ouanes & Brad Luna: Inspired by their parents, they took a chance on love

“I remember thinking, if my dad did that, I can do this, and there’s no reason not to,” said Adam. “When life gives you these types of opportunities, you should just take them.”

Adam Ouanes & Brad Luna: Inspired by their parents, they took a chance on love

“I remember thinking, if my dad did that, I can do this, and there’s no reason not to,” said Adam. “When life gives you these types of opportunities, you should just take them.”

A rooftop ceremony and party, with a reception still to come

The couple’s wedding day began like a typical Saturday with brunch in the backyard. They and their photographer took socially distant photos outside the Horticulture Center.

A rooftop ceremony and party, with a reception still to come

The couple’s wedding day began like a typical Saturday with brunch in the backyard. They and their photographer took socially distant photos outside the Horticulture Center.
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A long life of sharing - and time apart - works for them

Together, they work on their garden. Participating in a city tree-tending course years ago yielded free cherry and hazelnut trees for their now leafy front yard, to which the squirrels they feed added a mulberry, an oak, and some hollies. They spend time with the cats and do crossword puzzles.

For Alyson Harvey and Dmitrii Gradinari, surviving the pandemic together has been a valuable lesson for the future

What they do has never really mattered that much though, Dmitrii said. Dates are simply “wherever we can be together.”

For Ben Finkel and Caitlin Lawson, their interests, work, and love mesh beautifully

A very surprised Ben joyfully said yes. Caitlin gave him a $20 gold-plated ring that was meant to be a placeholder, but Ben has grown too emotionally attached to trade it in. At Thanksgiving, he gave her a ring made with diamonds that had belonged to his grandmother.

From a “preliminary date” to working and parenting at home

There was never really a question about children; Eli, an only child, wanted to raise siblings, and Abby, who is one of three, yearned to replicate her family’s warmth and closeness.

Briana Lyn McCrae & Frank Carr: ‘I’ve dated a veteran, ... a cop. The teacher was more understanding.’

Frank handed her their special packet of hot sauce — they found it at Taco Bell right after he moved in and have been randomly hiding it around their home for the other to find ever since. It said, “Marry me.”

Jes Ebrahimzadeh & Adam Minichelli: From housemates to husband and wife

Neither had a lot of money then, but they would share the food they cooked and give each other inexpensive but thoughtful gifts. “We were very caring toward each other,” said Adam.

Amy Discount and Ryan Unger prove they can get through anything together

“Hopefully, by January, this will be something everybody can look forward to,” Amy said.

A couple celebrated their wedding at the protest for George Floyd

The protest along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway briefly turned into a wedding party Saturday afternoon, as Kerry Anne and Michael Gordon joined the march on their wedding day.

Mary Ashmore & Mike DeHaven: Something certain in uncertain times

Denial crashed on March 15 when their wedding venue called about a backup plan. Within four hours, Mary replanned the entire event, rebooking every vendor for June 5. But as the COVID-19 situation worsened, those plans were also canceled.

From an ocean apart to just 9 feet: Cedric Huchuan Xia & Erik Lorenz

It was all so romantic and gorgeous and … a bit sad. Traveling together wasn’t enough; they wanted a life together.

Many couples still happy together after months of coronavirus quarantine, study finds

The new study indicates the pandemic may not be as bad for romantic relationships as originally feared. Said a researcher: "When the world feels uncertain, having your partner there to be your rock is assuring.”

After 25 years, Walter and Mary Jane Bowne still successfully coordinating their approaches

Walter, now 51, and Mary Jane, now 55, married that June in Walter’s mom’s backyard. They wrote their own vows – his romantic and poetic, hers delivering love, but also some practical advice.

The pandemic meant no trip, no parties, no house. But this couple still had a wedding

The week before the previously scheduled April 17 wedding, Adam noted with disappointment that their marriage license would soon expire. At work the next day, Jessica sent Adam a text: “Let’s do this. Let’s get married.”

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