Something like 28 years ago, we met, at an off campus party hosted by another professor. Jay was there with someone else, I was alone, just peaking out of of the closet door. A few months later we bumped into one another on campus and traded business cards. I called a day or so later and asked him out to dinner (Olive Garden.)
What can I say, the rest is history. We still like one another, enjoy spending time with one another. We laugh at one another jokes. We are kind to one another. We understand one another's weaknesses and don't exploit them. We are still in love.
I hope you are in love, or that you find love, a relationship that makes two people happy.