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Jacksonville's Cutest Couple 2014 Submissions

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    My boyfriend goes away every summer for training with the Army National Guard, this will be our 3 summer apart, and the concert is the week before my 21st birthday, I couldn't think of a better gift than that! Especially because Boston is his hometown and I know he would love the chance to go home for a few days. Alex and I met the summer of 2011 before our freshman year at UNF right after he moved down here from Boston, and right before he enlisted in the Army National Guard. When I first met him out one night I didn't really give him much of my time mostly because his roommate was really obnoxious... Over the next few months I saw him everywhere but was too nervous to say anything to him. One night during Zeta Roundup practice at school my friend said his fraternity was rehearsing upstairs and that we should go visit. I was a little reluctant but went anyways. Alex was there and we couldn't take our eyes off of eachother. My friend introduced us again and suggested we get to know eachother. We went on a date the next night and have been together ever since (over 2 years now!) We both are so busy with school and work it's hard to take a step back and relax, winning this would mean so much! Thanks for your time! Samantha Snyder
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    I had met Josselyn while partying in Orlando with a mutual friend of ours way back in 2010. We immediately caught each other's eyes then as the night progressed ended up dancing together and eventually found a quiet place on the back patio where we talked for hours. We agreed that we should go out to dinner together and pickup where we left off as soon as possible. Then, although we friend-ed each other on Facebook we seemed to lose touch (mostly because as I later confessed I thought she was way out of my league lol). A few years passed and even though I had been in and out of relationships I still deep down was crushing on her hard so one day (and a few glasses of liquid courage) I shot her a message and asked if she would still want to have that dinner. She said yes :) We literally picked up right where we left off four years ago and have been entirely in love together ever since ^_^ Kristin Anderson
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    My name is Samantha and my boyfriend (Todd) and I have been together for 3 and a half years. We meet at a concert downtown at the Landing and he was drunk because his ex girlfriend was there with her new boyfriend. A mutual friend introduced us but he was stewing to much to care so I went and danced closer to the stage. Later that night he asked if I wanted to go to a house party and I politely turned him down and went home. It was 2 weeks later I was invited out with the same group of people and he was sober this time and tried to be cute by throwing candy at me while in the movies, he again asked if I wanted to go back with him to a house party and I politely said no and went home. Another 2 weeks pass and I run into him at a house party but one of his friends is hitting on me and following me around like a puppy. The guy asked me if I would play a video game with him and I said sure but he would have to show me cause I don't play these games. He sat down in a chair and I sat down on the floor and he was telling me what buttons to hit. I was over the game in 5 min and really sucked at it. Right before I got up to walk out Todd came in and sat down behind me, pulled me in to his lap and said let me show you. After that we were inseparable, I wouldn't say it was love at first sight but once we got to know each other and how much of a perfect fit we were for each other I couldn't ever see my self with any one else. I moved in with him a month later and I hope to spend the rest of our lives together spoiling each other! We may not be the cuties couple in Jacksonville to you but we are to me and thats what matters!!
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    Love finds you when you least expect it... When Cesar and I met, we didn't realize we'd met our soulmate. We couldn't stop talking! He became my best friend. He taught me how to play Call of Duty and master the sniper.... And I taught him how to eat organic and listen to the Beatles... It didn't take long for both of us to realize we couldn't be without each other, and we've been inseparable ever since! He's the only one who can calm me down, stress me out, and make me smile, all at the same time! Oh how I love this man…. Mariette Anzueto
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    Hey, my names Nikki Jones, my boyfriends name is Nick Smith. We've been together almost 6 months but have endured so much in this short time. He's my bestfriend, my rock, & the love of my life. He makes me the happiest I've ever been. We've grown so close. I know he's my soul mate. We're Jacksonville's cutest couple without a doubt be cause nothing is stronger than love (:
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    Tyler and I met in high school and were kinda sorta friends for a while. We even date for little bit but it didn’t work out and we lost touch. We reconnected a few years later in college and we’ve been insperable ever since. We’re getting married this February on our 4 year anniversary. Stephanie Sorensen and Tyler Singleton
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    He was everything I was looking for, when I wasn't even looking. My first kiss, first boyfriend, first true love. It was all unpexpected. Love happens when you aren't really looking. No attraction at first but the relationship bloomed as time went by. It is a kind of relationship that built with strong foundation not only by love but also by trust, respect and friendship. John and I first met 4 years ago at the Jacksonville Landing in front of Starbucks.We were introduced through a mutual friend. He thought I was nice and I thought the same thing about him. Since then we started talking and liking each other more and more. He then asked me out and here we are together. We have a petname that we came up with:"smoochie", but we often call each other "chie" for short. We always see each other every weekend and we always love to have a movie night together, it's our favorite thing to do, or go somewhere for a date then it just became our weekly routine. We also like adventures, we go to places and try out new things out there and we just have fun together. We have a lot of things in common. I enjoy every single thing about him and he makes me happy. Thank you for your time. Have a good day! Meinofel Pontejos
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    Hi, I'm Kayla and my boyfriend of three years is Doug. We met while we were working together at Hooters at the Jacksonville Landing. What started as courteous walks to my car from work, turned into hilarious conversations we shared daily. He told me he was a bit nervous before our first date, and his nerves grew immensely when he found out, he was dating Miss Jacksonville. Little did he know I was already in love with his witty personality and gorgeous smile. With a mix of our passion for fitness, a splash of our adventurous times at Jax Beach, and a dash of competitive quote battles from our favorite movies; it was a true recipe for love! Today we're not only in love, we're best friends:) Kayla Perry & Doug Johnson
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    My boyfriend Nick and I have been dating for almost 4 years with our anniversary on February 9th! Nick was a little "playa" before we met, always smooth-talking, being charming, and had many girlfriends before me never for longer than a few months. When we met on the bus in high school, I changed his player ways! We've have the best relationship, full of laughter, silliness, and enjoying time together. These pictures show how fun our relationship together is! Nick Smith and Callie Stewart
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    We are both avid sports lovers, and we met playing basketball for our high school teams. We started dating my sophomore year of high school and have been together ever since, 9 years! We have been married for 2 years now, and we have two fur-babies, our English and French bulldogs. We are both UNF grads, and enjoy anything active and outdoors, especially paddle boarding at the beach! Thanks so much! Chelsea
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    I was working at Hollister at the time and she was at Abercrombie. I went in to visit an old manager from my store and saw this beautiful girl folding clothes. As I'm walking by, our eyes meet and she smiles at me and I smile back. Thinking that was the end of it, I get a text later that day from my old manager with this girl's number. We go on a date to old town St. Augustine and haven't looked back since. Over three years later and we still haven't gotten tired of one another. Jonathan Evans and Stephanie Marino
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    23 years of Marriage 21 years Navy 2 teenage daughters And we take Selfies at every Jags Game Chief Mason and October Mason
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    I'm Fredrica, my husband Matthew and I have been together for 5 years. We decided to finally get hitched this past October. Matt and I have been through so many highs and lows together, I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life with anyone else by my side!!
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    We have been dating since March 31st 2012. We met just prior to my girlfriends graduation from college. When we are not hard at work we both enjoy traveling and spending quality time together. Some of our favorite activities include monopoly, church activities, cooking, and adventurous thrill rides. Nonetheless, from this relationship we have both learned that love is not found its built. We personally believe that it's not about finding the perfect person, but rather seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
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    This is me (Mike) and my awesome and amazing boyfriend Charlie. We've been dating two years this March and have a relationship based on laughing, wrestling and xbox. I met Charlie online thru a dating website and was intrigued by his height instantly; he's 6 foot 6 inches. So my initial message to him was "Dang you're tall! I could climb you like a tree!!" and we've been together ever since! If we're not at home watching youtube or playing video games, we're hanging out with friends with a pizza close by! Thanks for the entry! Michael Veina
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    Gary & I have been together since 4th grade, yes off and on but that only made our relationship stronger <3. We finally become on on Feb 25th 2011, Ever since our union we have become stronger individually and as a couple, and everyday we learn more and more about each other. Cheer to everyone & We hope everyone's marriage is as amazing as ours <3 Amber Hamblin & Gary Hamblin
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    We are Alan and Elizabeth Eggemeyer. We have been married for 8 1/2 years and have 2 beautiful girls (3 years old and 13 months). My husband is a LT in the Navy, has been active duty for 21 years and is currently stationed at Mayport. While I don't imagine us as the cutest couple, I think my husband is pretty damn hot! He is the absolute best husband and daddy anyone could ask for.
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    Me and Matt met at the end of 2011 through mutual friends. Little did we know that our meeting would not only lead into a friendship but an amazing relationship. Me and him hit it off really well, but with him leaving for college in North Carolina and me staying here we came to an agreement that separating was best for both of us. While he was away, we stayed in contact and our friendship grew more day by day. We were always there for each other, when needed. Due to home sickness he returned back to Jacksonville to find a school closer to family and friends. Our friendship continued to grow throughout the year and on October 3, of 2013 me and him decided that we wanted to be more than just friends. We wanted to be each others everything. These passed four months have been the best and i couldn't be happier. I'm so happy to call him mine. I love you, Matthew.
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    This is me and my husband Anthony. I was contemplating on what picture to send in, and then I finally decided on this one. I wanted one that described our silly, crazy, passionate relationship. We've been together for 5 years, married for 3, and it's been one hell of a ride so far, we've gone through everything ( and I mean everything), but we have made it through all of it, and our struggles have only made us stronger. He's my rock. A lot of people wouldn't have made it through what we have been gone through, but our love for each other has always conquered over what life has thrown at us. I could honestly go on and on about us but I'm sure you have plenty of people's emails to read so I won't bore you . But he's my hero and I love the shit out of him and I'm pretty sure if you were to ask him he'd say I'm pretty decent :). Ashley Spell
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    Our names are Patrick and Dana Hurst. Our 20th Wedding Anniversary is this year. I met my best friend while working Rescue. He came into Rescue to volunteer as a Medical Explorer and ride rescue with us. We became the best of friends. Never thought my best friend would be a guy but we had a bond that I'd never had with anyone. He knew what I was thinking and was always there when I needed a shoulder and a ear. On August 20, 1994 I married my best friend. We are now the proud parents of four amazing children. We love each other more now than ever. He completes my sentences for me and knows what I need before I do. We have had some very hard and trying times but our love and friendship has endured all. I can't imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else.
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    Personally, this is not something that I would normally do, but I find that I am going to do this anyway with the support and encouragement of my children, Ashley (21, who lives out of the home) Whitney (20, who is now coming back home), Megan (16), Cullen (15), and Jason (5). First let me tell you about myself and my wife. Lynette and I met in 2010. She was recently separated with children, and I was basically new to Jacksonville. She actually came up to me to try to set me up with one of her girlfriends. Suffice it to say, we hit it off. We eventually moved in together, and I became an automatic step-dad without actually being married. During this time, I myself was in the middle of a pretty bitter custody battle for my son with the state of Massachusetts, who had taken him away from his neglectful mother. We fought the court system from 2010 to 2012, and in August of 2012, we were awarded temporary custody. On March 2013, the state of Massachusetts awarded us full custody of our now, five year old son, Jason. I will tell you that Lynette was instrumental in our amazing achievement of making our family whole. On February 14th 2013, Lynette was admitted to Baptist Beaches for a Pulmonary Embolism to her left lower lobe. Thankfully, her amazing PCP caught this early enough, and they were able to dissolve the clot. As Lynette was very healthy and very active during this time, the healthiest she has ever been, her doctors wanted to find the cause of the PE. She was put through many diagnostic tests, including a mammogram. On December 17th, Lynette went in for the mammogram and was called in for further diagnostic testing on December 31, 2013. January 2nd, 2014, Lynette was diagnosed with breast cancer. This woman, this amazing woman, my life, was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you can imagine, our lives were turned upside down. As we had all ready been discussing the possibility of marriage, we opted to rush full steam ahead in this. On January 17th, 2014, surrounded by many of our friends and family, we were married under the twinkling lights of the night sky and were married in the most perfect of ceremonies performed by one of her most amazing and best friends. Not only was this a celebration of our uniting our love in marriage, it was a celebration of the support and love of our amazing family and friends. Her Physicians have been very aggressive in this as the cancer had all ready spread into her lymph nodes. On 1/20/2014, she underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy with an axillary node dissection. Of the 15 lymph nodes that were taken, 4 of the lymph nodes were positive for cancer, which has staged her a little higher than we had hoped. Currently, my beautiful wife is under recovery at home, and is hoping to return to work soon as possible, as she is a bit of a workaholic. She plans to work during her next step of chemo therapy. After chemo, will be radiation, then reconstruction, and finally hormone treatment, in which we hope by that time, my wife will be given a cancer free diagnosis. Sir, Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. I've had heroes that carried a football, kicked a soccer ball or swung a bat. My heroes have been my amazing father that raised me and my best friend, I named my son after, Presidents of the United States and Corpsmen that saved lives. But over the past 30 days, the strength, determination, and resiliency of my wife, Lynette, has been awe inspiring. Day after day, her courage to defeat breast cancer and nurturing attitude towards the children and I is humbling. She gives all she has to make sure she regains her health and strength while at the same time ensuring our children and our amazing granddaughter (1), Morrigan "Princess Twinkle Toes" have everything they want. I can't thank her and show my love enough. My newest hero is 5'2" and an inspiration. She is a fighter, and as she has told all of her family and friends, she will win this battle, and tells ALL THAT THEY WILL HEAR HER ROAR, as that is her motto now. I know that you asked for a short story for the "cutest couple". I can tell you that we are not your youngest couple that will apply, and probably not the "cutest" couple of Jacksonville. But, I can tell you that we are a couple that have made it through a lot in our short time together. A couple should be judged by the love, support and the strength that they have for each other. And Sir, Lynette and I have this. There are many people in this world that can and will call themselves a couple, but they do not always make it. I have searched the my whole life over for a woman like Lynette, and I am thankful everyday that I was blessed to become her husband. I promise you that, WE will be that couple that will make it through the years because with each day our bond and our love grows stronger and stronger. Shawn Waite
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    I met Alyssa when I was 14. We ran in the same circles, hung out in the same places, had the same friends; but I never thought I had a chance. She was just so gorgeous. Little did I know that she had been eyeballing me too. After 6 years of friendship, we finally got together. We fell in love right away. She is the most amazing person I've ever met. She is my best friend, my love, and my life. Now, we're married and have a beautiful newborn baby girl. Steven & Alyssa Hall
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    Sunday, February 02, 2014 4:29 PM Hi, so the quick run down... Joann and I met in school in VA. She's from Los Angeles and I'm from southern VA. She moved to Jacksonville and began her medical residency at Mayo Clinic in 2012. We got married on Amelia Island in 2013. We live in Atlantic Beach and I am a dentist at Ponte Vedra Dental Group. James William Bolton III Joann Emmanuel Bolton
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    Hello my name is Breanna and the photo im sending is of me and my boyfriend of 9 yrs Fred. Im truly blessed to have this man in my life he is extremely supportive , loving , caring , and such a great father and provider. We have been through alot together and I believe we are a beautiful couple.
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    Michael and I met at our first college party almost three years ago. We saw each other at school two weeks later while I was asking my teacher a question. He was a math major and thought I needed help with math so he asked and I said no... but he still had the courage to ask for my number and we've been dating since then! We love to dance, cook, and go to concerts! We are best friends first and I wouldn't want to spend my free time with anyone else because he's the funniest guy I know!! Chrissy Ruggiero
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    Hey! I'm Rachel Ross and this is my wonderful boyfriend, Travis. We have known each other since high school and he was good friends with my twin brother. Anywho, let's just say after getting out of a bad relationship, I was NOT looking for anything with anyone for a very long time. So one day I received a message on Facebook (of all things) asking for my number. Haha! So we chatted for a bit and then he asked me to go to the Clay County Fair! I was excited so to go on every single ride, but little did i know this kid is SO scared of anything with height! Hehe, made for good jokes! We dated for a little bit after that. After all of the bouquets of roses delivered to my work and all of his quirky charm, I wanted to see where things would go. They were going great until something unexpected occurred and even though we didn't want to, we had to stop seeing each other. I'd say a good 7 or 8 months went by and we finally found our way back to each other for good this time on July 4th! It has been two years and we've been shooting sparks ever since! He's still a big baby when it comes to height, but he's getting over that as he's experiencing many of his" firsts" with me. The picture I have chosen was the very first time he's been in a helicopter. After that, he's hooked. I'm so excited for all of the other 'firsts' we can experience together!
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    I'm Lauren, my fiancée JR & I met 3 years ago when we were working together at Suite Jacksonville, I never believed in love at first sight but I was absolutely smitten by this man the first time I saw him & we had an undeniable chemistry. He didn't have to pursue me for long & we fell in love hard & fast & it stuck. We have 2 children, a beautiful 2 year old daughter (we got pregnant 3 months in) & a one month old son! It's been quite a whirlwind romance but I wouldn't have it any other way. I feel truly blessed to wake up to my best friend every day & I know no matter what obstacles we face we always have each others backs & truly challenge each other to be better. Our love story is my absolute favorite & our family is my heart!
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    I had to travel thousands of miles away to find my true Love. In 2011, I made the decision to pack my bags to go live with my family in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil. My father works for J&J and relocated to Brazil for 3 years. My first year in College they left to live in Brazil and one year later I decided to make the move to experience the different culture for myself. Through social networking, meeting new friends was easy. It wasn’t long before I had my own group of friends going out and attending Churrasko’s (Brazilian BBQ Party). One of my friends who lived in my apartment was having a Churrasko in the BBQ area of our apartment. I had no idea that this particular Churrasko would change my life forever. The moment she arrived I was hypnotized like a deer in headlights. Her face resembled an angel and her curls broke the laws of physics. It wasn’t long before she got word that I was American, and luckily for me she had studied English in her past. As soon as we met we both knew that we were meant to be and that this was the beginning of a whole new chapter in our lives. Three weeks after we met we started dating on 12-21-11. We have been together for 2 years and last July she moved to Florida with me so she can continue her studies at an American University.
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    Three years ago, I met my boyfriend, Yamil, in Guatemala while on a mission trip. He was our translator, and well you know what they say, "when you know, you know!" After a two year long distance relationship Yamil finally was able to move to the states. No more Skype or expensive plane tickets, hallelujah! We now go to the same University, UNF, and things couldn't be better! It's been a crazy adventure, but worth it. It's good to know that after 3 years, he's with me for more than just a green card. LOL
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    Hello, my name is Anthony Esposito and my girlfriend is Shelby. We met at UNF and have been dating for a little over a month now. We like to walk on the beach so a picture with the beach in the background seemed fitting. Thank you!
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    Steve and I met in high school and were just friends. Five years later we tried dating, but I wasn't ready to settle down. Then one day I woke up and realized I was madly in love with Steve. We dated for 4 years and then he proposed to me on New Years Eve 2012. He told me that he fell in love with me in high school when he spotted me standing next to the flag pole in my cheerleading uniform with my bright red lipstick and knew that one day we would end up together. Today we have been married for almost 2 years and I can say without a doubt that he is the love of my life!
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    Hi my name is Meagan Bryan and I have been dating Noah Dellilo for almost two years. We met on Facebook as friends almost three years ago. For the longest time, I looked at Noah as just a friend. He has always been such a sweet guy that I always could talk to. He knew that I loved the gym so he would always try to invite me to go to gym with him and I always denied. Finally, one night I agreed to go out with him and some friends. We instantly clicked and we have been together since. I fell in love with my best friend and wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Austin and I met at the beach, during Spring Break 2007 in high school, he was a junior and I was a freshman. Our first real date was his Junior Prom, we have been inseparable ever since. Over the last 7 years we have grown up together, through high school, college, buying a home, and in Summer 2012 he asked me to marry him! Our engagement has been a crazy busy time and we are finally in the double digits, counting down the days to our wedding, May 4, 2014. The best part about our relationship is that we are truly each other's best friend, can't wait until we are husband and wife! Martha
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    My boyfriend, Colt and I are the cutest couple in Jacksonville! We have been together for 4 years now. We started off best friends at the age of 13. We always had crushes for one another but were too nervous to say anything. Finally in our senior year of highschool we went to prom together and started to date! High school sweet hearts forever! Thank you!! Erica Altman
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    Angela Meyer and Cory Franklin, Engaged with a 1 year old and a baby on the way. We’ve been together since the first day we met playing trivia at a local Jax Beach restaurant. I knew I was in love the moment I met her. We now own 2 small business’s together and enjoying building our little family. Angela is my true love. There is not a day she doesn’t look breathtaking.
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    ello my name is Amanda Owens. I have attached a photo of myself and my sweet boyfriend, Alex Fischer. We met about a year ago briefly, then again a few months later, and for a third time around July or August of last year. We both work in the automobile industry. I am a marketing representative for a bank and he is a sales manager. We met so many times at different dealerships that he worked at, however the first two times were very brief and we were both in unhappy relationships. Finally, the third time we meet he reached out to me via LinkedIn and we chatted a bit about business. He asked if I was ready to take our relationship to the next level, by that he meant to text texting. Lol After several months of him asking me out and both of our previous relationships ending, I accepted and we had the time of our life. We have been inseparable since then. Amanda
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    10 months ago i met the most amazing guy. How we met was really unexpected he saw me at a car meet then a couple days later friended me on facebook. He opened with the line I know this is crazy but text me maybe. I laughed but I knew right then I had found my best friend and love of my life. We have had our ups and downs but i would not trade him for the world. I thank God everyday for him. The day he came into my life everything changed. I never imagined someone like him could love someone like me. He truely is my dream guy!!!!!!!! Joy Williamson
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    Heath (31 years) and I, Evita (32 years), first met in December 2002 and started dating in February 2003; we have been crazy in love for each other ever since. Even after being together for 11 years we always make an effort to communicate about everything and know that we can depend on each other and believe we are better people because of one another. We were married in May 2012.
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    Margarita and I met about 3 years ago through a mutual friend outside of Whiskey River. We were both instantly attracted to each other, and since we were both Russian developed an instant connection. We currently live together and have two dogs. Heard about the contest through Facebook and thought we would be a perfect match. Thank you, Simon
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    This is an unplanned photo from a random night in a bar. Alec and I are often found doing adorable things like slow dancing or laughing hysterically about things that only the two of us understand. We have been told more than once that we are the cutest couple 'ever' because we play so well off of each other, because we finish each others sentences or just say the same thing in unison. My name is Jessica Bergman.
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    My name is Alaina Elizabeth Burt and below is a picture of my husband, Nathan, and myself. We met at work a little over a year ago and fell in love almost immediately. We moved in together the same night as our first date and a year later, on January 12th, we got married! I think our whirlwind of a love story is quite rare and we are clearly the cutest couple around!
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    We met in 2006 on duty while we were both serving in the United States Marine Corps. We lost each other for awhile and rekindled things in 2012. We have 2 handsome sons together Brian Whitt
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    We started dating just over 10yrs ago we was highschool sweethearts..we got married 5yrs later and have 3 beautiful children..we have had our ups and downs just like anyone else but we love each other more than anything and would love to win we could really some alone time together :):):) John and Stacey Harvey
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    My wife and I met well over 23 years ago through some mutual friends. We didn't officially become a couple until 5 years later when I left the military and our paths crossed again. We dated for almost 2 years before we were married. We each had two children, and after we were married, we were blessed with 3 more together. Since then, I rejoined the military (Army, then Air National Guard) and our 4 oldest children have grown up and moved out. Now we are enjoying our youngest 3 and loving the fact that we are even more passionate and strong then we were 18 years ago when we met again. I am a firefighter and a member of the Florida Air National Guard, however; she is my hero, as she has raised 7 children, built a household around us and worked to ensure our children had everything needed. While we may not be voted the cutest couple, I still had to show her off, and how proud I am to call her my wife. Scott T. Smith
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    My name is Elyse. I married the love of my life, Steven, almost 2 years ago. Once we met, we fell madly in love and are now very happily married. He is my best friend and my heart. I couldn't image my life without him.
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    My name is Elizabeth Rizzolo, and my fiance's name is David Boyett. David and I met a little over two years ago at a time when I didn't think I'd ever get another shot at love. I am divorced and have a seven year old daughter; it was important to me that if I should ever find love again, that person would love my child as much as me. David made my dream come true on Nov. 27 when he asked me to marry him! We are getting married next year, and the three of us couldn't be happier.
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    I met Alex my first week of college, he was actually the first guy I met. We started dating a few months later and have been together ever since, almost 4 and a half years. Even though we are the definition of opposites attract, we respect each others differences and value our similarities. We do share a love of a few things like; bacon, cherry limeade, and New Girl. We are the best of friends and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us. Samantha Long
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:51 PM This handsome fellow is my boyfriend Corey. We have been dating since 8th grade and our love has grow (as well as his mustache). We constantly push each other to be better and growing up along side of him has been the greatest adventure. Samantha Valentini
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    When we met, we instantly clicked. Joking and laughing is what we do best. We hardly take life seriously and live each day to its fullest. We love adventuring out and doing new things together. We are truly best friends. Sticking together through the hard times and enjoying the good times, we can handle anything that comes our way because we know we can always count on the other to be there! We love the same hobbies, like the same music, into building cars... we go together like pub&j!! Everyone has a soul mate and we found ours! Susanne Kessler
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    We met when I was working at Whisky River and he was playing for the Jacksonville Sharks. He came up to me and said that he thought I was the most beautiful girl in the building...until he saw I was wearing a New York Giants jersey! (He's a Cowboys fan!) That was 2 years ago! Now we're as happy as ever in a long distance relationship...for now! Cristina & Marco
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    Our love story began at a friend's New Year's Eve Party in 2005, where we welcomed the new year with our lips locked. We then proceeded with the late-night phone calls, weekend drives, and long distance romance. Fast forward...Seven years later, we vowed forever and became Mr. and Mrs. This Valentine's Day, we look forward to celebrating our first wedding anniversary. sarah<3miko Sarah Martinico-Gonzales
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    We met last January at UNF when his fraternity asked my sorority to homecoming. I had no idea who he was and we had to pick partners for a section in the lip-sync dance. We were awkwardly standing next to each and he asked if I would be his partner and I said yes! Then he told me by accident that "You're perfect" thinking I didn't hear him and told him "well on that note...I should rethink this.." Ha! We became closer since then and have been together for the past 5 months :) Megan & Graham
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    y Husband & I first met on August 28,2002 first day of 9th grade. We been through ups and downs,but have always been best friends.He is the love of my life my everything.He is such a great man and wonderful father. We got had our baby girl March 2010 and got married November 2012. Everyday is a fairy tale. Tiffany & Anthony Audia
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    My husband, Jay, and I have been together since we were 17 years old! Yes, we were high school sweethearts! You could easily say that we have "grown up" together. We met in a little town in Iowa growing up...went to the same college after high school...got married at 23 years old...first baby at 25...second baby at 30. We are now 37 years old and could definitely use some "spicing up" in our relationship.Winning this contest would be exactly what we need!!! We have been told multiple times that "you guys look like Barbie and Ken" or another one "you guys look like Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt". But beneath the outer appearance lies great inner love for one another. Jay is my best friend and soul mate. He has ALWAYS been there for me!!! A little story about myself...a few years ago I was in a terrible car accident in which I ended up killing 2 people. There were no drugs/alcohol involved at all. To this day no one knows what truly happened. I blacked out and have no memory of the accident. I was flown out of my jeep through a closed sun roof and landed in the grass median of an interstate. I had my seat belt on but I slipped out of the seat belt somehow and flew out of the jeep. The seat belt was still attached after the accident...weird. Anyway, I was life-flighted by helicopter to a hospital where I stayed for a few months to recover. Multiple broken bones, internal bleeding, ruptured kidney, collapsed lungs, and plastic surgery on the left side of my face from flying out of the vehicle. Today I am 100% recovered now by some sort of miracle. The point of me telling you this story is that Jay never left my side during this hard time and I know he never will. We have been through soooo much together over the past few years. I would LOVE to win this contest not necessarily for myself so much...but mostly for him...to say a big thank you for everything he has done for me and to show him how much I truly do love him!! We need more FUN in our lives!!!!! Kellie Westercamp
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    My name is Devon Redding and my boyfriends name is Geffen! He is from LA, California, brought he by the Navy and I am from Washinfton DC, here attending Jacksonville Univeristy. (I'm a senior now, YAY!) We met about a year through a double date set up through mutual friends. Within the first 10 minutes we already decided we hated each other! Haha! I thought he was rude and he thought I was a "spoiled brat" (what girl isn't a little spoiled!?) After 1 or 2, or 9 mimosas later we warmed up to each other and realized how much we had in common. February 20th will mark our 10 month anniversary. Unfortunately he is deployed right now, until June. Back just in time for One Rebublic! Nothing would be more exciting than being able to tell him we won cutest couple AND a bunch of goodies to enjoy when he comes home. This is our first deployment, all 7 months of it and he will be gone for our 1 year anniversary. Even though I'm looking forward to many more years together missing the "firsts" of everything has been very hard, i.e. Christmas, New Years, and Valentines Day. Anyways, the picture I submitted was taken 10 minutes before he got on the plan and left for overseas 2 months ago! :)
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    This is me, Shady Asi and the love of my life, Katelyn. We met in December of 2012 at a night club I had no interest in going to that night. She caught my eye as soon as she walked into the building. She started dancing and noticed me just staring at her like some creep. Me, not having the confidence to say anything because I was literally numb, she proceeded to walking up to me. It all started there. She had to move back to South Carolina to finish up her school work, and I was afraid she wouldn't come back to continue what we've started. Well, guess what? She came back and I still love her till this day. We've had very rough roads in the past, but we've overcome everything and I really believe nothing can bring us down.
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    My name is Marisa. Teyler and I started dating 8 months ago. I asked him to my junior prom and a week later I sign his yearbook by asking him out. I've never believed in love at first sight but he only had to walk by me once. I know 8months isn't a very long time but we've gone through a lot together since may of 2013. Both of my grandpas death, our first Christmas as a couple and our very first concert. This boy means the world to me and I love him more than words can explain. We may not win the cutest couple but everyone's gotta admit we are pretty adorable. In the picture he was my bubble beard "Santa" while I did dishes.
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    We are Darrin & Terrence! Mia Maria parents! (Jacksonville s Cutest K9 finalist!) Love knows no color... no gender... when Love finds you... You know! I laid eyes on my beautiful partner 2 yrs. Ago and from that moment we both knew we were meant to be together forever! Our home is full of Love Peace and Happiness! Please consider us for Jacksonville s Cutest Couple!
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    Kelly and I met 7 months ago through a dating website. We were a bit a nervous to meet each other but we did, it was magic. Our first date, I picked her up from work and we went to Friendship Fountain. It was a beautiful, warm, July night. The vibrant lights of the fountain and surrounding atmosphere from the riverfront made our date very memorable. We walked across the Main Street Bridge to the Jacksonville Landing to enjoy the nightlife. Her and I talked about Jacksonville in relationship to our childhood memories.The city was alive for us that night as we enjoyed it's landscape and our memories. That night, I became enthralled with her and I still am. Ever since then, our relationship has only grown into what it is now, which is Amazing, Please consider us for the Contest. Thank you, Rae Hardiman
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    We have known each other since middle school. We always had a crush on each other but we were too chicken to share how we felt. After, we graduated and started going to bars. Thomas would see me out but wouldn't come up to talk to me because he didnt think it was the right time since we were drinking. One day he got the guts to Facebook message me and see how I was doing. He told me how he just moved back in town and he would like to hang out someday. Today we are boyfriend and girlfriend and we are very happy together. All our friends say that we are the cutest couple. Thomas always does little things for me so I would like to do this for him :-) Kelly Sullivan
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    I met Aric 11 years ago in third grade. I became best friends with his younger sister but always dreamed of being with Aric. About 8 months ago I finally got my prince. It hasn't been too long but he has always been my dream and it has finally came true❤. Kaile Dix
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    I have known my boyfriend for about two years, we lost touch until recently last year. It was one of the greatest nights ever, we walked along the beach all night joking around and laughing. Even tho I was only able to see him on weekends he still made my day everyday :) he is not only my best friend but the love of my life ♡ I love you baby !! Ashley
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    Blake and I met over a year and a half ago through mutual friends. We got into a heated argument about cartoon movies, and shortly after that started dating. After the last year and a half, we still argue about what happened in that movie no one remembers from the 90s, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Brittney Salter
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    y name is Dahlton Lang. I'm the tall one on the left. My girlfriend beside me is Lindsay Brunson. We've actually known each other for a few years but both thought that we were out of each other's league. After inviting each other out one night after valentines day we hit it off and have been inseparable ever since. We love each other to the moon and back. I never knew what true love was until I met this amazing person! Even if we don't win the contest, I'm happy to just out out there that good things do happen, just give it time.
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    Mike and I met in in October 2013. Mike is a native of New Zealand and came to the States in August. He is a tennis pro coaching at the Omni in Amelia Island. During his time here, I'm showing Mike what my hometown and the States really have to offer. We've explored the old town of St. Augustine, cheered on local teams at his first NFL and NCAA football games, traveled across the country to Los Angeles, California, experienced the craziest night imaginable in Tijuana, Mexico, eaten a variety of food from Thai to Indian, and drank at Jacksonville's finest breweries. In return, Mike has given me lessons in golf and tennis, and an undeniable bond I wouldn't trade for the world.
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    My name is Lauren and this is my boyfriend David. David is a hospital Corpsman in the Navy and I am a full time student doing the aviation program at FSCJ. We have been together since September of last year, yet it feels so much longer. David was completely unexpected in my life but holds such a special place in it now. We have been on many adventurous dates and have such a good time when we are together, whenever I thank him for something the reply is, "You're worth it" and his "funny" jokes and silly comments always have me laughing. He makes me feel the happiest I have felt in such a very long time and I am so lucky to call him mine. The only thing that would come close to meaning as much to me as he does is winning this contest!
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    My ex and I of 5 years broke up back in May 2013 so I went through a big SumMer partying phase and decided to visit Jacksonville end of June to see my high school friends (I'm a navy brat from California, minus the brat part). One of my friends had asked me to visit her and she had 2 best guy friends while I was visiting Jax, one of whom I thought was cute in high school, but NEVER talked to. We all were supposed to hangout, but didn't. Well, the cute guy (Nick), added me on FB and I messaged him saying whats up. I gave him my number and on the last day I was there, our hangout plans fell through and I never really got to "meet" him. For whatever reason, we began to talk everyday and not long after I knew I was in love and so did he. I decided to apply for a job randomly in Jax and got the job. What did I do? Surprise visited him for a weekend and went to take a tour of the potential job I was being offered. To wrap this up, I visited and he picked me up at the airport with our friends and we knew this was legit. So yes. I moved from San Diego to Jax (actually he flew to CA and we drove back to FL together) for this special guy. When I thought I would never truly find the love I was looking for, I found him and he found me. He's my best friend and soul mate really. Cat Olaes Here's a picture of me and Nick attached leaving the airport when I revisited and also the first time we ever met and just knew it was fate.
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    Miranda & Jaxon Dilger I met my amazing Aussie on the sidewalk at Daytona's Bike Week! Thought he was playing a trick by faking an accent to pick me up, turns out the joke was on me! ;-) we fell in love overnight and a year later decided to make it official so he came to the states! As time went on we knew we had found our happily ever after and tied the knot in Vegas on cinco de mayo 2012! This wonderful man also adopted my son Triston in Aug 2012 and is THE BEST father anybody could ask for! Hubs still works in OZ and makes a 30hr trip home every 3 wks, but absence makes the heart grow fonder and we love each other even more bc of the strength we share to make it work! We're fun, adventurous, outgoing, and live life to the fullest! :) Pick us for Cutest Couple 2014! ;)
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    This is me, Ryan Carter, and my amazing girlfriend, Alexandria Roselli. We started off dating at the beginning of last year, but a difficult situation came to us and she had to move to California for over 6 months. After the longest wait of my life, I finally reunited with her this month and drive across the country with her back her to Florida, where she now lives with my family. This girl had completely changed my life and I couldnt imagine myself with anyone else!
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    It was a brisk November's eve, Chris had just returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East. He was in no way looking for a girl at the moment... but he found one. Charlie was being lazy and in her pj's at home while a concert was ensuing where Chris was attending. Chris saw some cute girls and tried to talk to them, but they just took down his number and left, leaving Chris all alone. Two days pass... Around 11:30pm Chris received a text asking him to come to Mavericks because a "cute girl" wanted to meet him! He threw on his boot scoot boots and rode up there! Little did Chris know, but the girl he gave his number to, had told her best friend all about him, and the best friend(being Charlie) wanted to meet him. So Chris sped down town, all the while Charlie had uncontrollable butterflies waiting for this mystery mans arrival. It was love at first sight(as cheesy as that sounds). They had so much fun that night, dancing the night away, and the fun has never ceased. Charlie was playing hard to get in the next few weeks, always cancelling on Chris for their dates, and Chris was about to write her off. He told his best friend,"I'll give her one more chance, and if she cancels, I will not pursue her," but secretly Chris knew she was a keeper, and he wanted that first date!!! FINALLY they went on a date, and over a year later, they are still together and things are going better than ever!
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    My name is Megan Heim and I am lucky enough to be married to my best friend, soul mate, and hero, my husband Howie. We met when we were really young- He was 17 and I was 19. Despite our family and friend’s warnings and telling us we were crazy, we got married 9 months later, and will have been married for 4 years this October. Our relationship isn’t like most though- My husband is in the United States Navy and we are apart for up to 7 months out of the year. We text, talk on the phone, and Skype as much as we can to stay close when he is far away. He is currently deployed overseas, and even though we will be spending this Valentine’s Day apart, I know that we are close in heart. All of our family lives in Maryland, so it is difficult being here by myself when he is deployed, but we have built our own little family here in Jacksonville, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We have two amazing dogs, Bailey, a three-year-old Black Lab, and Champ, a two-year-old Pit Bull Mix. Winning this contest would be the greatest gift that I could give my husband upon his return. It would give us the chance to have the Valentine’s Day together that we didn’t get to have.
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    Hello! My name is Erika Halterman and this is my boyfriend of two years with our son. We actually started out just a one night stand which is when I got pregnant. Over the nine months of knowing we had a baby on the way is when we were learning who each other were. Weston and I are very alike and come from similar backgrounds. We hate the same foods and love the same television shows.
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    Rickelle and Terry Graham, They have been together since my mom was 12yrs old and dad was 17 years old...They have been together for 29 years and still going strong! I hope to find the love they have for each other...They are so caring,loving for each other and always get along so great!!...They have 4 children at the ages 27,23,21,19...They had us at very young ages...Dont see how they managed it with 4 kids but they survived!! Mom was a stay at home mom and dad was a hard working man. Always there for us and we love them dearly..They 'so' deserve this getaway..Mom and dad has never had a honeymoon or Vacation from home without us kids..Lol! Now its there time to really Blast off and have good times!!
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    We met online in 2008. Because of the distance we could only build a friendship. After long 3 years of skyping and long emails we finally met eye to eye hand to hand :) Our friendship ignited during first hug at the airport and each "see u again soon" became harder... until a year ago when Alicia's flight back home was canceled, Andre thought "it is a sign" and asked Alicia to stay. We are happily married since May 2013 and still best friends! :) Alicia and Andre Padgett
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    We met my freshman year of college at FSU. He was a sophomore. I was 18, he was 19. We were in love from the start and have been madly in love, and together 10 years this past November 23rd. We've NEVER taken any kind of "relationship break" and have been soooo happy together it's basically like living a dream everyday. After we graduated college together (graduated in 2007), we moved around the country together so he could work for his dad and for me to go to medical school. After graduating medical school, we moved back here to Jax for me to work as a doctor at Mayo Clinic and we are as happy, and in love, as we could be. We have a black lab that we are absolutely obsessed with. We are crazy about traveling the world together (never been to Boston though..wink wink), dancing the night away, taking on adventures and just having fun. We look forward to wherever the road takes us as long as we are together :) Lindsey Minshew
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    My name is Chelsey and this is my boyfriend Abdul. We met in 2012 in one of our classes. He was an annoying Gator fan who use to chomp at me whenever I wore my FSU apparel, but despite his bad taste in football teams (lol) we soon became best friends and fell hopelessly in love. We get a lot of dirty looks when we're together because I'm Caucasian and he's from Afghanistan but we just like to think it's because people can't handle this much cuteness.
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    I met my amazing husband Mike in early 2002. It was a chance encounter thanks to a mutual friend. Mike and our mutual friend Ryan had just come back from deployment, so a bunch of people we getting together to celebrate. Ryan had told Mike that his good friend was coming but didn’t say anything else. Little did I know, when I walked into the club Mike leaned over and told Ryan, “Hey, see that girl that just walked in? Yeah I am going to marry her.” Ryan laughed and then introduced Mike to me. Two days later Ryan and Mike showed up at my place. I was just hanging out with my son when they knocked on the door. Soon after they came in my son walked up to Mike and took his hand. They went to his room and played with blocks. I knew from that moment on that we would be together forever. Now here we are 12 years later with 3 sons and a beautiful life. No matter what life has thrown at us and no matter how many deployments he has had, we always get through it together. I truly hit the jackpot when I met Mike. He is an amazing man who loves me more than I knew possible. We can do anything as long as we do it together. Jennifer
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    This is Wilyherm Mayo and My girlfriend Alma Alomervic and I am originally from Brazil and she is originally from Bosnian and we moved here to Jacksonville, Florida over 20 years ago where we fell in love and we normally listen to 97.9 and most of the time is on point so thanks for that. But I do believe we are the cuties couple.
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    We met on MySpace in 2006. I said he was cute; he asked me out for a drink. We went on two dates and have lived together ever since. Our second date was our first Halloween together. It's been 7 years and we are getting Married in August. Team Mullins is in it to win it!! We have a lot of fun together with whatever we do; from just vegging in bed all day to exploring the world. You only find one love of a lifetime and we found ours. Best regards, Christy Cercy
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    We met at taco bell and have been together for five years now. We are now getting married September of this year. Ashley and Adam
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    My name is Jessica, I met my boyfriend Ricky in 1993 at Lee High School here in Jax. I had the biggest crush on the then, long haired, blue eyed hottie (still hot now). He left school and went his own way and I went mine, I still thought of him often, even through failed relationships and even the one I was stuck in at the time, when I found him again on FB 17 yrs later in 2010. I messaged him, and immediately the High School "crush" feelings came rushing back! I left my miserable 12 yr relationship for Ricky and couldn't be happier. Almost four years together now, and I still get the butterflies when he walks in the front door from work. Allof our friends and family often refer to us as "the CUTEST couple", so why not make it official?
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    My best friend William Wysinger and I (Chelsea Apple) have been together for 3 and a half years now. We come from the same hometown of good ole Indianapolis, Indiana. Will joined the Navy in the summer of 2011 while I was a student at Purdue University (Boiler Up!). He and I dated long distance for roughly 3 years. As soon as I finished school this past May I moved down here to Jacksonville, Florida where Will is currently stationed and working as a Naval Flight Engineer. I'm currently putting my Boilermaker education to use and practicing as a Registered Nurse. Between his job and my own what little bit of downtime we have we always spend together. We are glad to share our happiness with the rest of Jacksonville. Having our first place together here, we are proud to call Jacksonville home.
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    We could go into all the little details about who we are and how we met, but let's just get to the point! We would absolutely love to win Jacksonville's Cutest Couple, (1) because we are dying to see One Republic live (and Kristy has never flown before), (2) we could definitely use all of the gift cards for our upcoming summer wedding, (3) staying at Casa Marina Hotel for our 6 year anniversary this February would be amazing... and the list could go on. So please consider us when you vote for Jacksonville's Cutest Couple! Kristy Roberts & Lucas Walker
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    Hey, I heard this contest on the radio and thought i give it a try. So, I met my wife on Facebook in 2009 while i was out in California but lived here 18yrs of my life. Reason i was in California because i'm active duty Navy Corpsman.(back on topic) My wife friend requested and message me before deployment (i know bad timing) But i gave it a shot and from that day we talked everyday 4-6hrs and constant texting. Even during deployment emailed almost everyday. Yes i was scared to do what i was doing because everyone has trust issue but love doesn't just come to you, you have to take a chance on love so thats what i did. i could go on and on but long story short because i know you have a lot of others to read after my first deployment i came to jacksonville for leave and met up with her and it was love at first sight. went back to cali after leave (sadly) but she visited often and before my second deployment we got married 12/23/11! I'm happy to say I'm a lucky man. We are still going strong now married for 2yrs and love is still growing stronger. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME! John Tran
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    We met online and became friends for a month or so. Then we started dating and have been together for 2 years now and he is my best friend. I couldn't imagine my life without him. Early in our relationship i got diagnosed with temporal lope seizures and he stood my side through all the doctor apts and testing. No matter what i know i can turn him and he can make me laugh! Most people don't see the side of him that i do and that's what i love about him the most and i really don't think he even knows that! Kristin Benike and Chris Walker.
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    Hi! My name is Catherine Dyer and the handsome man next to me is my husband, Mitch Dyer. We met in middle school here in Jacksonville and traded crushes through the years but the timing was never right. We finally became pretend boyfriend and girlfriend when we were 22. (neither one of us wanted to be in a relationship). And a couple months into it we realized we were falling in love...so we made it official! A year later we moved to Los Angeles and in 2008, I was a contestant on "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader". Mitch came out of the audience at the end of my segment and proposed! We got married in 2010 and moved back to Jacksonville in May of 2013 for my husband to attend grad school. We are so happy to be home with our family and friends and where it all began :) Thank you for taking the time to read our story! We feel so lucky to have each other.
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    They grew up in the same small hometown but didn't know each other....because she is 7 years older than him! They met years later after moving to Jacksonville and were inseparable after the 1st date. 5 years and 2 baby boys later they still can't stand to spend more than a day apart. Raye and Casey Dopson
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    Hello, my name is Thomas Einhorn. My girl friend, Vana, and I met working at a retirement community two years ago. She was a waitress and I was a dishwasher. She is one of the most beautiful people that I have ever met, inside and out. We are both college students, who deserve a break. She attends UNF fulltime studying psychology/criminal justice. I am attending FSCJ full time, pursuing a degree in Classical/Jazz Saxophone performance. We love spending every possible moment together.
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    My name is Taylor and my now husband Chance and I met in 8th grade, we had the biggest crushes on each other but were too shy and young to do anything about it. We ended up going to different high schools and found false hope in nowhere relationships. Just when we had both stopped looking we ran into each other at Panera. Chance found me on Facebook and asked me to hang out and that night we spent 4 hours talking, hearts on the table and completely vulnerable we immediately knew this was fate and about 6 months later Chance took me to our first date spot on the beach where we had our first kiss and popped the question and less than 6 months later we were eternally sealed as man and wife before our friends and family in an intimate wedding in historic St Augustine it was the dream wedding. Shortly after our first Christmas of 2013 we were blessed with the amazing news of our first child, who is due Sept. 9th 2014. We are best friends, old crushes and devoted servants to our Lord. Happily living a life of love and excitement, proving soul mates really do exist
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    Not only do we have 4 beautiful babies but we have each other. We our best friends and dedicated parents. Every now & then we get a free minute to jump on our Harley & turn gas into noise!!! Being free with no talking and lord knows no crying we are free in the moment to remember who we are!!!! Andrea O'Neal
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    Matt and I met in middle school; we rode the same bus and even lived in the same apartments. Both of us too shy to admit we liked each other. He moved away our 8th grade year and it crushed me because I thought I would never see him again. Over the years I would wonder where he was or how he was doing, and I thought it was funny how I could never get over a boy I hadn't got the chance to know. Fast forward to our junior year in high school and he shows back up at my door. I knew this was my chance and I wasn't going to let him get away again. We have been inseparable ever since, sharing many awesome milestones and memories. We are currently in college perusing our shared goal of bachelor's degrees and will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary in September. Kathryn Jones
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    My name is Nikki Bilodeau and her is mine and my hubby's love story. A long time ago, I met a boy who at the time I had no interest in. Why? Because I was dating another boy who I thought was my everything. You see we went to two different schools and on that day I happened to be hanging out with at one my best friends homes when this boy came over with his buddies. I of course was too Busy on the phone with my boyfriend. Well months passed and my brother in law worked part time at a dealership and happened to be talking to one of his coworkers about me and showed him my picture. He said I have met that girl. It just so happened that his coworker was that boy I wasn't interested in. Things were going really bad with myself and the current boy with him cheating on me etc and so happened that my brother in law had invited Pete over to my parents house to get something during one of Sunday night family dinners. When I finally paid attention to him, I thought wow he is hot! So I asked my brother in law for his number after he left. To make a long story short because I could go on and on and on, here we are 16 years later more in love than ever. We have been married 11yrs and two amazing boys! Peter became my all and everything. I never knew love could be this amazing. I think we are Jacksonville's cutest couple! Here is our picture..the one on the left is 16 yrs ago and the one on the right is today.
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    My boyfriend and I met over a year ago when I was looking to get a tattoo. He is a tattoo artist and I found him on Facebook; I loved his work so I went into the shop. As soon as I walked in, I definitely caught his eye as did he. We became inseparable ever since. We are best friends and lovers. Kelly Buscher
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    Carissa and I (Shelby) met almost 6 years ago. I was best friends with her cousin and we first spoke over the phone. 3 days after our first conversation we started dating, were long distance for a year only able to see each other on school breaks. A year later she moved here to Jacksonville to be with me. We've been inseparable ever since. We are going to NYC and getting married in less than a year! Spending everyday of the rest of my life next to this woman is what I dream of.
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    We have been together for 7 months and I couldn't be happier. We both work and hardly have much time together but he always manages to bring it out! He gives me so much love and I wouldn't trade him for anything!
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    My name is Catie Doherty and this is the love of my life, Scott Messinger! We met about 5 years ago when we both worked at Joe's Crab Shack in Jacksonville Beach. Scott had just moved to Jacksonville to study at UNF and I was finishing my last summer semester at FSCJ before transferring to Florida State University. We started dating that summer and did the long distance relationship until I graduated in spring 2012. We both now reside and work in Jax Beach. We are huge Jaguar and Seminole fans and love to enjoy everything the sunshine state has to offer!
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    We've been together for three years, I love her dearly, she's the best girl you could ever ask for, she really wants to win. Jackson Chappell Aurora Bernhardt
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    My husband and I in Virginia at the top of a light house. We've been married since June and couldn't be happier together. Our relationship is the best! Filled with tons of newly wed fun sex and a lot of traveling! He leaves shortly for deployment and we're trying to live it up before he does! Holli Davis
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    Shane & I met at Ginnie Springs on a camping trip we took with mutual friends. We were complete strangers until he realized I was not having such a great time and he made his duty to make this trip a memorable one... Our first kiss was in the springs at night with a beautiful starry sky. We got along like bestfriends and we knew it was love at first sight. 4 days after we met we made it official. He is stationed at NAS JAX and I was living in Charleston, SC. We tried long distance for a month and we just couldn't handle being apart any longer. So we moved in together here in Jacksonville. 6 months later we are even more in love and we remind each other everyday of that. Shane has opened my heart to the possibility of forever. He's been the best thing that's ever happened to me and we couldn't be happier. Together we have accomplished more things than I could've ever imagined. We are pretty amazing & often get told we are the best couple(even from people in grocery stores or at the mall) He is my Perfect & I wouldn't have it any other way.... "You & Me, Me & You, Forever & Always" Thank you, Cassandra
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    Ksusha is from Moscow, Russia. Me (Eric) is from the USA. We randomly met on a summers night in Kiev , Ukraine. Continents apart ..... Thousands of miles couldn't keep up apart. I visited her in Russia, a few month later we met in Israel .... Then Ksusha came to visit the USA, she fell in love with Florida (and me???).... she flew back home , to say her goodbye's , and came beck for us to be together. Mwah! Eric Rubinstein & Ksusha Getmanova
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    Sarah Bielling and Timothy Bielling Timothy "TJ" was previously married with a daughter named katelynn. He was serving in the United States Navy when he discovered his wife was having an affair. He was heart broken and said he would never remarry. I was battered by a highschool sweet heart then heart broken by a sailor. Never married and no kids. Before we met, both of us set out on a mission. We were going to have our own fun with the opposite sex. Attempt to regain power that we lost in our previous relationships. Until we found each other. Small talk over our tattoos led to a dance on the dance floor. It was the first time we had both walked away from a one night stand and knew we were meant to be together. We are about to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. I accepted katelynn as my own and we have a beautiful baby boy levi.
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    Tom and I met on Match.com back in 2004, before online dating was “cool”. We fell in love immediately, though both of us were reluctant to actually admit it. We share a lot in common and were able to immediately see that the things others found weird about us, we found endearing in each other. We’re an affectionate couple and we often make others groan when we hold hands or kiss in public. I am not a supermodel but my husband always looks at me as if I belong on the cover of a magazine. He makes me feel amazing about myself whether it’s my looks, my brains, or my parenting ability. Tom keeps me grounded while I pull him out of his shell. He is an amazing dad and a total softie when it comes to our two boys. I am the disciplinarian while he will sneak them cookies! We are a great balance for each other. Please consider us for Jacksonville’s Cutest Couple 2014. Thanks, Amy
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    Amanda Edmondson and Chris Edmondson When we first met almost 5 years ago we became really good friends. We each had a daughter from a previous relationship and we would get together and let them play. We started spending a lot of time together and soon enough we started dating. We got married and had another little girl. Now our lives consist of taking care of our 3 beautiful little girls. They keep us so busy but we are still as in love as we were when we first met. =)
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    Hello! My name is Sherri Mickley and my husband's name is Mickey Mickley. We met at Cunningham Creek elementary school...not as kids, but as adults! Mickey is the school P.E. teacher, and I am a Special Education aide. We are both passionate about our jobs and became friends, but it took over a year of working together before we started dating. But once we started dating, we knew we found our forever best friends and soul mates in each other. We actually married at the school on a school day, with all of the kids, including 4 of our own, in attendance. To join our families, Mickey's Mom was the one who preformed the wedding ceremony. Although our wedding was on the school basketball court, it couldn't have been a more perfect way to start our lives together. Please pick us as Jacksonville's CUTEST couple!
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    Ashley Eick This is my boyfriend and I. We have been together for two years. I sent you a silly picture because we are not serious people at all. We always laugh and always have our friends laughing. When we first met we wanted nothing to do with each other, and I don't know how because I couldn't imagine my life without him. He is my best friend. He supports me with everything. I deal with horrible anxiety and have been threw my ups and downs with dealing eith medications and while everyone has always judged me and called me insane he has stayed by my side and has made me the strongest person I have ever been able to be. He pushes me to do things I never thought I could do. He worries about my health more than I do and has caused me to become a worry free person. Even if we don't win, at least someone will know what he has done for my life. Thank you !
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    My boyfriend and I met almost 7 years ago. We worked together at a resort in PA and I was his supervisor for a short period. We started getting closer over the summer of 2006 but that September he was leaving for bootcamp and I had all intentions that we'd just be a summer fling. We stayed writing letters through bootcamp, made it through basic training, (seeing each other twice in 7 months) and I moved to VA beach in 2008 where he was stationed at. We've also been through 4 deployments and countless underways. We are now living in Jacksonville with our chocolate lab and enjoying our time together while my bf is on shore duty! Heather Stelmack
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    Dylan Conner Toth and Taylor Lynn Long. We met in high school but never actually had the thought of actually dating until a mutual friend of ours set it up. She was the middle man to help the both of us actually go on a date. We both ended relationships awhile back and were still nervous. Our first date was dinner and a movie and he asked me on our second date which was prom. Ever since we have been inseparable. He is my best friend and yes, I love him so much. Currently we are attending college full time while working part time. Dylan hopes to join the military soon and I am continuing my education to become and ultrasound tech. Soon enough we plan on getting an apartment together. Well that's our story!
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    My name is Haley Neel! This is a picture of my boyfriend, Tyler and I. We are 18 years old, from Jacksonville, Florida and are both students at the University of Florida. We met back in high school and have been dating ever since! I can be my complete self around this guy, goofy faces and all. We would be so honored to win Jax's cutest couple! Thanks!
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    "Love isn't practical. It isn't meant to be easy. It doesn't appear on command. it doesn't let you fall for whomever you'd like. It surfaces neither at the most opportune moment nor in the most convenient. It'll pair you with someone you might never have expected, It'll put you face to face with endless obstacles. But in the end, none of that will matter because its how you overcome its obstacles that will define your love. It may not be practical but love in ultimately the best thing that will ever happen to you." And for me it was! Four years ago in a bar no bigger than a hallway packed with way to many college students for its size two people, Kelly and John found each other. Both students at the Florida State University we instantly hit it off with a riveting conversation about aci berrys. Looking back now the conversation topic was superfluous but it gave me an excuse to continue talking and looking at the man that I have now called my sole mate and best friend for the last four years. As the quote says Love, "It surfaces neither at the most opportune moment nor in the most convenient", and that could not have been more true for us, no sooner had we gotten to know each other and I was leaving for 7 months for a work opportunity in Utah while John was scheduled to be attending school in Tallahassee. But we took the leap and stayed together and to my amazement and ecstatic surprise John flew out to stay with me; this was more than I had ever expected especially for a guy who, first off I had met at a bar and second off only been dating for little over a month, his actions and commitment truly did define our love. I moved back after my time away and have lived both with and away from John ever since, but no matter the distance we have been madly in love since day one. John and I have been together now for about four years I love him more than I could have ever imagined; and as we embark on a new chapter to our story and relocate to Jacksonville together, he continues to create adventure in everyday activity's, he treats me like a princes but still gives me my space to be the little bit of a feminist I am, and he tells me every day that he loves me; and when we hit our obstetrical s like every relationship does, I just think back to all the amazing times we had together, the commitment he gave to our relationship so early on and the love that he shows me everyday and "ultimately he is the best thing that has and will ever happen to me." Kelly McCombs and John Scatuorchio
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    This is Brandon and Sachiko Clark and no there not even married yet. They met through a mutual friend at AA. They keep each other sober on a daily basis. This picture was taken at an AA function at the Java club in Jacksonville Florida. They enjoy writing each other poems and have been known to paint paintings for each other
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    Jessie Serdarevic and Adam Stevens. We met through a mutual friend at a bar (who says people that meet at bars don't work out) and we were just friends for a couple of months since both of us were in a relationship with someone else at the time. We hung out as friends for about 6 or 7 months. I was already single but he was still with his girlfriend. They broke up the day after Thanksgiving and we started dating December 2, 2010. (he didn't want to wait too long :)) We have been together for 3 years now and engaged for 2. We are getting married June of 2015.
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    My name is Kyndall Deal (21) and my boyfriends name is Bryan Cruz (27). We met 3 years ago through a mutual friend but started dating a year ago. We just celebrated our 1 year anniversary on the 18th. Bryan is in the military, he works full time and he is attending the police academy. He's an amazing man and father. I'm a full time mother, student and I also work full time. We don't have much money but we make it. We both love one republic and this would be an awesome trip to win. Thanks for your consideration!!
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    Hey, my name is Ashley Williams and my boyfriend is Buck Pardee. We met at the Green Room in Jacksonville Beach. We were both playing Jenga on the big picnic tables in the back room and hit it off. We both love the beach and Bud Light and each other, so as you an see we have a lot in common :) ….one more fun fact about us is that we share the same birthday a week before valentines day, 2/21. (In the picture I am submitting he is growing a mustache for Movember)
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    Hi My name is Erica Martinez and boyfriend name is Jon. I thought my search for love was over I was loosing hope. Then a week later I received a Facebook message from this hot guy, but waited a week to respond back. I knew God was telling me he was the one. So we first laid eyes on one another at the bowling alley where we first met. It was love at first sight he gave me butterflies and made me smile so bright. He buys me flowers unexpected and makes me so happy. He expresses his love for me on pink sticky note that i enjoy reading first thing when I wake up. I love him so much. I feel on top of the world when I'm with him. I am lucky an blessed to be his girl. We have been dating for 15 months. Now we are playing our future together. Thanks for reading our love story!
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    We are Chelsey and Matt :) We are going on 3 years! And don't laugh! We totally met on POF and ditched each other after one email, about 6 months later after I deleted my account, this goofball Facebooks me :) (we kept each other on FB?!?) who does that lol. So he got ahold of me again after seeing me working in Sephora :) in the mall after he and his friend were shopping..... And we'll.... Here we are! I thank God for second chances! Here we are at a wedding of one of our friends. Both in bridal party! Wish us luck for the entry!!!
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    My husband Ken and I met 14 years ago at a ski lodge. We dated briefly, but 6 weeks later it ended. Not long after, I found out I was pregnant. Ken and I became friends, and in October 2000 we welcomed our son Jadon into the world. Even though I secretly liked him, the relationship between Ken and I remained only friendly. We saw other people. He had a serious girlfriend for a time, and in 2003 I got engaged. At my bachelorette party, Ken and I randomly ran into each other. He and his friends began to hang out with my friends and me, and throughout the course of the night, Ken confessed that he always loved me and told me that I should call off my wedding. Although I didn't do it immediately, I did call it off. To this day it is the bravest thing I've ever done, but also the best. Ken and I will be married 10 years on June 20th. He is the love of my life. It would be amazing to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in Boston for the One Republic concert. Hope you choose us!
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    Three years ago, I met the man of my dreams. Never thought I would, but I did. Through ups and downs, we stand strong as a team. We fight, we argue. We kiss, we make up. He's my best friend, the father to my children, my rock, my fiance. Tristina & Tony <3
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    My name is Tiffanie Tudor and this is my boyfriend, Chris Igou. When I was 6 years old I would go to his house every day to jump on his trampoline and we finally started dating my sophomore year of high school. We have been inseparable ever since! We have traveled to many places together and adding Boston to that list would be awesome.
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    Hello! Our names are John and Bonnie Norris and we have been happily married for almost three years now! We are originally from Cleveland, Ohio; and although we keep it in our hearts, Jacksonville has become our true home and has been where our life together began! John is a Naval Flight Officer which is what originally brought us here. Bonnie is an RN at St. Vincent's Hospital. We always try and have fun together and like to be creative. For our wedding save the date, we had a picture of us posing as the iconic sailor and nurse kissing, since it only seem fitting that that was what we both were. We are each other's best friend and have really supported each other on this roller coaster ride through the military lifestyle. It has made our relationship stronger. When John was deployed, Bonnie had just found out they were expecting their first child, Isla. Fortunately John was home by the time she entered the world and now she is already 5 months old. She is our little ray of sunshine and we are so lucky to have her and each other!
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    We met when I was at my friends house. And I walked out on the porch. And seen him standing in the drive way. I told my friend he was cute. And she told him what I said. And we have been together ever since. My name is Barbara
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    I met my fiance' through a friend! I was bored one day and hungry so I just invited one of my friends that I knew was off from work that day to lunch! He kept complaining about how he misses his friend so I told him to invite his friend, Adam (my fiance')! At the time he had another girlfriend and I didn't step on any toes but all four of us were always hanging out and Adam and I just clicked so well! Eventually his girlfriend at the time told me she didn't really love Adam anymore but I figured it was because she liked someone else! Regardless, Adam and I soon started dating and have been dating for about 9 months then while on my visit to see him and his family in Kentucky, he was supposed to pick me up from the airport! The only thing is......he went to the wrong airport! He had planned on waiting for me on the bottom of the escalator but instead he had to drive another hour to the right airport! He called when he pulled up and told me he was going to park but I was just ready to see him so I met him outside and he hugged me then proposed!
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    Hi there my name is Franchise Clayton and my husbands name is Jeremy Clayton. We met in Oklahoma City during an Air Traffic Controller Training and since then we are together, and of course got married :). We are extremely happy that we met. We are perfect for each other. Awwww!
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    My husband and I are the cutest couple here in Brunswick, Georgia. My husband Michael is a hard working former Marine and I teach special needs students. Michael and I first met three years ago at a local restaurant. Over the next several months we discovered that I interned at his grandfather's office (state senator) and I used to work with his mother. It is a very small world we live in! Though we grew up differently, we have so much in common. Sadly, a lot of people make judgements about our relationship. It is amazing how many odd looks or rude comments people make to interracial couples.
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    Morgan Rexrode/ Daniel Wadsworth We met at a mutual friends party and as sappy as it sounds as soon as we caught each others eyes it was love at first sight we have now been together going on 4 years he is the love of my life a father to my 9 year old son to this day I am not allowed to open my own door we are each others soul mates and best friends and everyday I look forward to spending the rest of our lives together
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    his is my boyfriend, Aaron, and I. He is the sweetest and most caring person I've ever met. Anyone that knew me before I met him, can tell you that he has made me a better person. We worked at BJ's Brewhouse together, he was the shy quite bus boy, and I had to have him, so I got him. I will never regret talking to him for the first time. He is truly my best friend and I can't wait to spend forever with him.
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    My name is Devon Murray. My boyfriend Kyle and I have known each other since we were in high school, but we didn't start dating until we were both in college. He is my best friend and the person I know I am going to spend the rest of my life with. We have been together a little over three in half years, we are total opposites I am very spontaneous and he is SO NOT, but that is why we work so well together. We are both still in school and setting the foundation for our life together. We both love to give back however we can, we just recently did the light the night walk and it was such a great time. We spend a lot of our free time with family and friends, and just having fun.
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    Nikki Beal and Kenny Musgrove Since we shared the same friends and went to the same high school (Englewood High School) it was only a matter of time we would meet. I remember looking at him across the room at a mutual friends house and we would connect eyes and he would smile at me and text me "You look beautiful today." That's how it began and we have been inseparable since. He is my best friend, lover, therapist, inspiration, and soulmate. We have been through so much and we always come out stronger. He will be having a life changing surgery in March so winning this contest will be very exciting for him and me. We will want this to be able to celebrate our anniversary and because we believe we are, without a doubt, Jacksonville's Cutest Couple!
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    My best friend and husband for 4 years and counting!!!
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    My name is Deanna Gartenbush, and my husband is Dustin Gartenbush. I think that we should be voted Jacksonville's Cutest Couple because we have the most ADORABLE story of how we met! At the time, my husband was 22, and I was fresh out of high school at the ripe age of 18. I was dating a much younger guy, whose cousin had actually gone to school with Dustin. She (let's name her Jane) came to me one day and said, "Hey, I just met up with this guy I went to high school with on Facebook. He wants to go out bowling. Can you come with me just to make sure he's not a creep or a weirdo?" Well of course, I went with her. The entire time they were bowling, it was very apparent that there was no chemistry there. He was super cute, but there was such an awkwardness between them. I tried to keep the conversation flowing, and kept asking them both open-ended questions to initiate some sort of communication. Clearly, it wasn't happening. After two agonizing hours, everyone went their separate ways. She went home disappointed, and I just went home feeling awful that this really cute guy must have had a horribly awkward time with Jane. A week or two went by, and I ended up breaking up with Jane's cousin (his age, and immaturity, was an issue). A month later, I found Dustin on Facebook myself, and we started chatting. One night, I casually mentioned that I was bored and looking for something to do, and he suggested I come over to hang out. And well, the rest is history! We've been together for 6 years, and married for 3 (5/7/2011!) We got married (eloped) on a cruise ship to Jamaica, and took three of our best friends. We had a blast! Turns, my husband is a total weirdo. But I absolutely love him, and wouldn't change him for the world! :)
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    My name is Tara Newton and my fiance's name is Anthony Richardson. We met online--after we weeded through all the crazies--a little over two years ago. We've been through a lot in the past two years but the first several months were definately filled with ups and downs. We started dating in September 2012, I got in a car accident in October 2012 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor (Diffuse Astrocytoma Grade II). I should interrupt here to say that a couple months prior to meeting, Anthony fell 3 stories off a building and is also lucky to be alive. We were a hot mess walking around after my accident, both of us with visible injuries. After my diagnosis it was decided I needed surgery, but the fact of the matter is with or without surgery I was informed that I only live an average of 8 years. After learning this, I gave Anthony the opportunity to walk away from our newly formed relationship (because who would make a commitment to someone who could die within 10 years?). The next day he brought me beautiful flowers and a card that in summary said "I'm not going anywhere." Two years later and we are engaged to be married! I am happy to say that my surgery was successful and I did not need chemo or radiation because we caught it early. At this point I just have follow up MRI's to make sure it's not growing again. But this journey would have been more difficult without my love, Anthony by my side every step of the way. For that I am forever grateful. And that is why WE are Jacksonville's cutest couple. :)
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    We met on MySpace back in 2005. It was completely unexpected that 2 people living 12 hours apart could meet for the first time [a year later] and fall madly in love. We recently celebrated our 7th year together. A lesson I've learned through this relationship is that an important part of love is letting go and allowing it to surround you, enveloping your world - fearlessly...unconditionally.
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    Hello, we are Joey & Kylie! We met in St. Pete in a banquet room for our company meeting, literally love at first sight.....seriously not a joke. I know it sounds cliche, but honestly it was. I had recently moved to Jacksonville after a horrible relationship. We quickly became best friends, knew that God had his hand on the relationship and we got married after a short time. He became the Father of my 2 girls, I became a Step Mom, and now we have our own daughter together. Yes, 4 girls!! :) Not too long after we were married we got the horrible news that he was in life threatening danger with being in end stage kidney failure. Well, we knew God had put us together but little did we know just how much he really had planned it foreseeing the future. I actually went to be tested to be a match and the transplant team and other host of doctors walked in and said, "You will never believe it! You are the perfect match!" Although we have chosen not to do the transplant yet,bc we do holistic treatments, again God confirmed another reason for our destiny of true love and marriage with one another. Also, literally to save his life when the time comes. We would love to win, just anything would be so appreciated. We always put our girls first and we deserve something to really celebrate life, enjoy a special moment, and just have pure joy rather than the stress of parenting, worries of health, and future. Every moment counts, cherish it! Thanks for the consideration.
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    My name is Christina Stanton and my husband's name is David Stanton. I attached a photo of us when we were newlyweds (it's my favorite photo of us.) We got married when we were both 19. Everyone said that it wouldn't last, that we were too immature but that was almost 16 years and three awesome kids ago. We are not only husband and wife but soul mates & best friends who could REALLY benefit from some time alone!
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    My name is Brittany, and my husband is LJ. We were high school sweet hearts, we met on the swim team when I was 15, and he was 16, and have been going strong ever since (11 years now). He joined the army in 2009, and so far he's been on 2 deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan. We also have a son together who is 8 years old. January 28th will be our 8 year wedding anniversary and I would love to win this contest so we can celebrate!
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    My name is Kara Gill and I met my husband, Graham, back in 2007 at The Ritz bar in Jax bch. I grew up here and went to the Ritz about 6 nights a week for about 2 years before I met Graham. He is a Navy pilot and a few months after we met he got stationed in Hawaii. We stayed together and a year later he asked me to move to Oahu. Another 2 years after that we got engaged and then married in summer of 2012. We moved back to Jax about 2 years ago and still go to The Ritz every once In awhile since we owe it to that bar for bringing us together. After all, it really is a "great place to meet." The very last pic on here is from a few months after we met and all the others are more recent. Because of him, I've been to more places around the world then I ever thought was possible for me including Hawaii, Tokyo, Ireland and a drive across country from San Francisco to Jax. I owe it to him to where I am today and I'm pretty sure he would say the same thing about me....
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    My Name Is Megi and my boyfriend's name is Mikel. We met five years ago In Albania during summer. It was love at first sight. We have been together since then. I am a student and my boyfriend has just started his own business with computer repair. I really hope we get to win this. Thank you :)
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    My names Matthew Harkin and my amazing girlfriends name is Selena Hernandez. We started dating on January 18th 2013 after meeting at a restaurant she works at. Selena is one of the nicest and sweetest girls i have ever met, she's been through so much in life at such a young age that no one should ever have to go through. She's in school now to be come a teacher so she can help kids that may be in similar situations as she was. It would be amazing to surprise her with this trip.
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    I've known Matt since I was 15, from when he worked at Quicksilver in the mall and I'd always go in to flirt with him and after we hadn't talked for almost 4 years we were both single and ran into each other and he finally got the courage to ask me out. We went on a few dates and hit it off after the 3rd date or so and we've been attached ever since. We just moved into our apartment together, and our anniversary is on St Patty's Day this year so feel free to make it a great 1st anniversary (;
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    My name is Anna Walker and my boyfriend's name is Dale Evans. We first started dating in December of 2010. We are different than your average couple, in that we are very passionate about the outdoors. We are avid hunters and have traveled all over the country to go on once-in-a-lifetime hunts. One of the pictures here is from an elk hunt we went on in Wyoming. Even though we love adventure, we still love doing "normal" couple things like cuddling up on the couch to watch movies (with our Great Dane, Beman), and cosmic bowling!
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    High school sweethearts, highly competitive, love trivia and adventitious!
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    This is my fiancé, Chris, and I. We have been dating for 6 year last November. We will be getting married in May. We are both hard working individuals and love each other with all our hearts. We actually went to high school together, but never got together until after school. He was/is definitely the bad boy, but a good country guy, and I was always considered the good girl next door quiet type. We just fit together and make it work :)
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    Emily Bazzell, 25 and Bryan Fernandez, 28 together since 2011. Best friends for 2 years before we started dating. Still best friends to this day.
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    My Name is Tamara Alvarez, I also go by Tammie. This is my wonderful boyfriend, Sean and I. We met a year about February through my best friend and have been together since. We’ve had a very up and down year together. But we’ve support each other through it all. Last year I wanted to surprise him with a gift to go paintballing, so I went out and bought us waterball guns and we went around his apartment complez and shot each other with these things for like an hour. At the end of it I said “ If you enjoyed doing that, you’re going to love the real thing” and gave him the gift to go paintballing. He loved it! He is also the sweetest person I’ve ever met. About every week or so he sends me an email telling me he loves or that I am the love of his life. It is always a surprise when I get them no matter how many times I get them. He also bring me home surprise gifts ever so often. He truly spoils me. I love this man and can not wait for our future together. Thank you for hearing our story!
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    My name is Caitlin Davis. I am a Jacksonville native and have participated in the cutest couples contest a few times now. My husband is Stephen is also a Jacksonville native and local police officer. I met him at a 4th of July party and fell in love with him shortly thereafter. He was the fireworks I needed that night. We have been together now almost 4 years and married for a year and a half now. We enjoy going to concerts, camping and our biggest thing is Halloween Horror Nights to which we go every year. My husband is a man’s man. He loves fishing, guns, and camping. He hates shopping, wears the joke t-shirts and would choose a fishing pole over a game controller any day, but if I ask him to do something because it’s “romantic” or because I think it would be cute, he jumps right on it as if it was never any different than how he would think of things. At Halloween Horror Nights, he agrees to wearing matching shirts with me (photo is attached above). We are the cutest couple because even though we have vastly different tastes in things, everything we do together is for each other. We are genuinely so in love with each other and to this day we are still like a smitten high school couple. He asked me to be his girlfriend after a week of knowing each other and I have said yes to him as much as possible since then.
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    My husband and I met my 7th grade of high school and been together since, we have had trials and tribulations but have always made it thru. We have been together 20 years and married for a wonderful 10 years. We are parents to four beautiful children and have not been on a trip by ourselves for at least 10 years and would really love to win this one. My name is Melissa Davenport
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    Krysty Brogden and Kevin Teston! We have been dating for 3 and a half years. We are each others best friend, we mesh so well together, there's never a dull moment between us. Kevin recently graduated with his engineering degree and I am working towards my Bachelors in PR. We love anything that has to do with the outdoors. We both are very creative and enjoy projects. I am a planner at heart, so I plan everything. Kevin balances me because he is a more spontaneous planner who doesn't plan much of anything. Luckily for him, I have our wedding planning under control. October 25th of this year we will be getting married on my parents dock, where they said "I do" 25 years ago. We will even have the same convertible corvette to use as our get away car, same as my parents did. Winning this contest would be a perfect way too start the new year off as it being our last year as boyfriend/girlfriend before we tie the knot & become husband and wife!
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    To say our relationship is perfect, I would be lying, but ITS PERFECT FOR ME! I'm Layna & this is my boyfriend of three years, Craig! We have had a lot of tests throughout our relationship but it seems to make us stronger. We make each other better people. He is my go-to, my best friend, and even when he is on my last nerve, he knows just how to make me smile. He is my world and my rock for so many reasons! XOXO
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    My name is Shellie Todd-Heisner and I just married my husband DJ (Daniel James Heisner) last month on December 28th. We have been together since July 23, 2012 and I have never been happier. I am 26 years old and work for an Engineering firm in Downtown Jacksonville and DJ is a Yeoman in the Navy. This contest would be amazing to win because we didn't get to take a honeymoon and we are getting ready for our first deployment of our relationship.
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    My name is Tara Fisher and I've been with Craig Fisher for 10 years now. When we first met I was a single mom and he was going through a divorce. 3 years later we had our son and after 7 years we got married. My amazing husband adopted my daughter and he is one of the most selfless & hard working person I know. Not only is he my husband he's my best friend and after 10 years together we are still completely head over heals in love!
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    My name is Ashlea and that amazing guy in the picture is Paul. We met at work. Fun story actually, we both worked in sales and worked in the field. I could not stand him; I thought he was cocky and full of himself...and he really was! ;) We were put together in a team one day and I thought it was in the end of the world. We went to a territory and started to pitch businesses. After about half an hour of awkward silence I decided to start talking to him. We found out we had nothing in common except country music and the joy of crushing acorns under our feet. About a week after that day he started to text me. Asking me how my day was or simple motivational quotes. It was actually really cute. About week into him texting me these cute things, I had a bad sales day. The text started as usual, "How's your day?" and me replying "Not good, but it's fine, I have Crown Royal waiting for me at home."....I will never forget his pick up line, lol "You mean WE have Crown Royal waiting for us at home?" I thought it was so clever I decided to go on a date with him (and it did involve Crown Royal, turned out we had a 3rd thing in common). 4 years later we are engaged. I couldn't be happier and seriously feel we are the cutest couple in Jacksonville.
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    Each to each: We are friends, partners, lovers, challengers, companions, bickerers, encouragers, adventurers, conspirators; we are each others perpetual sounding board for ideas of a better way toward a meaningful existence in the place where compassion lives and fear doesn't.
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    Hello! My name is Abby Parker and my Fiancé’s name is Nicholas Heird. I’m 21 years old and Nick is 24. We are both from Arkansas, but live in Jacksonville due to the Navy. We met in high school where he was two grades ahead of me. We were great friends and never thought of each other as more than that. He graduated in 2008 and I graduated in 2010. In 2010, I started my freshman year of college and went through a nasty break up. You know that one that makes you say “I hate guys, and I hate love! I’m never dating again!” Yeah, I was a bit dramatic. Anyways, in January 2011, I took my sister to a Jason Aldean concert. We ran into Nick and a group of his friends. That’s where it all began. After the concert, we started texting which led to hanging out and going out on dates…although I was in complete denial. On Valentine’s Day 2011, I came home from work to my room decorated with Valentine’s gifts and flowers. Nick took me to dinner, and that night, asked me to be his girlfriend. I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Three months passed, and it was May. Nick had signed up to join the US Navy a week before our whole love story began in January. It was time for him to leave for Basic Training which meant he would be there until July. We were both scared and didn’t want to be away from each other. We talked about things and made sure we were on the same page. We were going to do this…together. So, he left. I wrote him letters every day and waited for a letter from him every day. I fell in love with him a little more every time I read his letters. I still have them, almost three years later! Finally…It was time to travel to Great Lakes to see my boyfriend graduate as a United States Sailor. Things were perfect again! Of course, good things come to an end. I had to leave Great Lakes after the weekend to return to Arkansas for school. A few months after, Nick was transferred to NS Mayport which is a 14 hour trip from Arkansas. Nick would fly home when he could and I would visit him when I could. We would Skype each other every chance we got. Even with that, every good bye became harder. Nothing prepared me for the day that he told me he would be deployed for 8-10 months in June of 2012. He just got in the Navy? How could they already be sending him out? I wasn’t ready to let him leave me. Fast forward to June 2012...I traveled to Jacksonville from Arkansas to see him off for his first deployment. The morning I was dreading was finally here. How do you prepare yourself to say good bye to the love of your life and watch them walk onto a ship not knowing if they will come home? That’s the harsh reality of loving someone in the Military. You don’t know. You just have to hope for the best. I watched the USS Farragut leave the basin and continued to watch it until I couldn’t see it any longer. Months passed, Holidays came and went, and I kept myself busy with school, working two jobs and sending him overly decorated boxes full of goodies just to show him that I love him and care about him. Finally, it was time to welcome my handsome Sailor home after almost 10 months out to sea. My nails were done; I had the perfect dress and heels. I even had a cute heart shaped sign to welcome him home. I was ready. My friend photographed the whole thing. She captured the ship pulling in, to my first time spotting him on the ship, to our first kiss. April 7, 2013 was easily the best day of my life. We decided a few months before they returned that after they came home, I would move to Jacksonville to live with Nick. It was time for us to move and we made the long road trip from Arkansas to Jacksonville together with my little Chihuahua, Leila. Things are great, our work schedules are perfect and we get to spend time together on the weekends. Nick still has to go out to sea every month for trainings, but we keep in touch via email. Call me crazy, but when he is gone, that is when I really know that I love that man with everything in me. I miss him so much no matter the length of time apart. We have two fur babies, like I mentioned earlier, a Chihuahua named Leila, and a grey tiger striped cat named Ashes. Nick still has to go out to sea every month for trainings, but we keep in touch via email. I knew I wanted to marry Nick a long time ago. He is just my perfect piece to a crazy life. We always talked about our future but who doesn’t? On January 6, 2014, Nick picked me up from work and we went to a Jewelry store to look at watches that he liked. I know, completely random thing to do, but that’s us. We have fun doing anything. Well, as any other girl would, I started looking at the rings. They were so pretty! The guy even let me try some on! He told Nick that he would write some things down and that when Nick was ready, he would help him. We left the store to go home; I laid down for a little cat nap. I heard Nick playing his guitar in the living room and he yelled for me to come watch him play. I had requested that he learned to play “I can’t help falling in love with you” by Elvis so that is what he was practicing. I came in the living room, and he asked me to sit closer to him. I was thinking, ok?? Why are you being weird? He asked me to grab his capo for him so I opened the guitar case to get it. When I opened it, he started playing the song and sang along “Will you marry me? For the rest of my life?” (Sing that with the beat of Elvis’ song to get a visual). There was a ring in his case!! What? I was so confused! I had no idea and I felt so bad for looking at rings earlier that day. He had one all along! I said YES and he put the gorgeous ring on my finger. I spent the next few hours staring at my ring and texting everyone we knew. The moment that every girl dreams of had finally happened to me. I am marrying my best friend! I think that we are the cutest couple in Jacksonville because no matter what we go through, we always come out on top. We aren’t a perfect couple, but we don’t let the small stuff affect our love for one another. He is my best friend. I can talk to him about anything and I don’t have to worry about being judged. Yes, he may laugh at me but that’s ok, I love his laugh! We have been through a lot, but always work together to overcome anything that has been thrown our way. On February 14, 2014, we will celebrate our 3 year anniversary and our first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to win this amazing price and title as Jacksonville’s cutest couple.
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    We have been together since July of 2009. We are huge Florida State Seminoles fans.
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    Hi, my name is Torie, my fiance Garrett and I were introduced in July of 2012. Garrett was on an internship in North Carolina when one of our mutual friends introduced us over text. So for a little over a month we started to get to know eachother, strictly texting never meeting in person or talking on the phone.. He finally was coming home from his internship, and we set up a double date.. I was pretty much speechless when I finally got to meet him, so instead of hugging him like any normal person would, I was so nervous I shook his hand!! He kind of laughed, but from that point everything just started to flow.. We had so much in common, he asked me to go out again the very next night. From that point we started dating and I fell in love with my best friend.. Well in May of 2013 he got a job in Tennesse and made the move and I stayed here in Florida. We began meeting halfway and made trips atleast once a month. He got to come home in September for a week, and completely surprised me when he asked me to marry him!! Now we are angaged and plan to be married this summer!I I love that I can be myself around him and he loves me for who I am!!
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    We met at Publix supermarket a couple years ago. We both worked there and then hit it off and started dating! We are a very happy couple and hope to win Cutes Couple in Jax!
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    Aaron and I met Feb 3rd, 2013 and he is the love of my life. He was home on leave from The United States Marine Corps when we met at my annual Superbowl party.Somehow our paths never crossed even though he was my roommates best friend's little brother (both of whom I have know for 5 years). For the past year, we have been making our relationship work from afar (as he is currently at a training facility at Camp Pendleton in CA) and am excited that he gets to come back home on Feb 1st, 2014 to celebrate our 1 year. He truly is the most wonderful man I know and everyday I am blessed that I found the man of my dreams and my prince charming. Best of luck to all the couples out there and I hope that no matter what, they are half as happy as I am :)
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    This is myself Christa Flores and my boyfriend Jimmy Hill, we met on St.Patrick's day last year and became good friends very quickly, we have been there for each other in the hardest of times, such as his mom passing away in August last year and I was honored to be by his side at such a tough time. Now we are preparing for him to go on his first deployment in june, he will be gone for 7 months. He is in the United State Navy at NAS JAX, and I am not looking forward to him being gone most of this year, but I will faithfully wait, as she who waits also serves. We are both down to earth country kinda people :) and I think we are pretty dang cute!
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    We originally met and dated in grade school. We of course broke up and went our seperate ways. Then 7 years later he found me again on facebook. Took me on a date and we have been inseperable ever since. He has 2 kids from a previous relationship and i have 1 from a previous relationship and we have 1 child together. Planning on getting married one day.
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    Markus Thiesen and Eden Erickson. We learned how to ballroom dance starting in the same internship together and after a year and a half of working together and competing as professional partners fell in love and decided to be together. We just became engaged this past Sunday, January the 12th, 2014 on the same beach that we danced on on our first date together in Saint Augustine to the same song.
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    My name is Maritza Dodson. My boyfriend is Drew Mcglocking. We've been together 4 years. And we still like day one. Always kissing and playing like kids. We had to fight lots of people for our love , but it's worth it, I love him and he loves me and nothing or no one is going to keep us apart .
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    My name is Keileigh, and that stud is my sweet hubby Erik. We met and have been together since we were 15 years old. 10 years, a wedding, and 3 babies later here we are.. A honey moon was unheard of, and date nights are far and few between as you can imagine with a houseful of kiddos. This trip would be amazing! We actually just moved down to Jacksonville from New England. I have a million pictures of us, but I feel like these best describe who we are together. Thanks for reading!
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    Me and my boyfriend met about 2 1/2 years ago. We were at a halloween party and we hit it off really well. Ee immediately got together even though he was leaving within the next two months to go on deployment. We made it through the first deployment with out a problem. We have been inseparable since. We are now in the middle of our second deployment together. Unfortunately if we are in the top 10 he will not be able to make it due to him being gone. I think we are a cute couple because well we are both cute and we are amazing together. Ayla Schmidt
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    We met while working as camp counselors for the YMCA the summer of 2010. We were cordial, but never spent much time together. Two years later, we hung out for first time. I was still recovering from a traumatic past relationship, and he was my rock and sunshine through it all. We have been inseparable ever since. We now live happily together in a historic home in Riverside! Thank you, Destiny
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    We have been together a yr and we r adventerous and very loving. Jason Phillips & Melissa Wells.
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    Scottie and I met my freshman year of high school and we were apart of the drama department and over two years became best friends but it was either dating someone or he was. My junior year of high school he (and his mom) told me about feelings he had for me and ever since then we have been together, through both our proms, graduations, and jobs we have been there for everything for each other, just high school sweethearts and our now currently engaged to be married in 2016. Amanda
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    My name is Mandy Conner and I'd like you to consider my husband Ryan and I for Jacksonville's cutest couples contest. Ryan and I will be married eight years on April Fool's Day, 2014! Yes it sounds cliche but we met on April 1st, 2004 and he proposed to me on April 1st, 2006. So it was only fair we married this day! Ryan and I share three beautiful children together Rilyn 7, Katelyn 6 and Clyde 2. Like any marriage we have been faced with challenges in life... Our middle child Katelyn was diagnosed with severe Classic Autism in March 2009. Statistics show many marriages will fail when a special needs child is involved but not for my husband and I! Every morning he kisses me good bye and every afternoon I welcome him home with a kiss! Pick us as the cutest couple because we totally are!
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    My name is Nathan LeFebvre and my husbands name is Mark LeFebvre. We met in February of 2012. I was working at Winn-Dixie at the time, by the base, and Mark came in with his friend to buy a few things. Him and his friend came through the checkout line I was working at the time and Mark couldn't peel his eyes off of me. Mark gradually made conversation with me and finally asked for my number. We met up that night and were inseparable sense. We got married December 23, 2013 in Vermont. I still work at the same Winn Dixie, and Mark is in the Navy. The pictures attached are one from our wedding and the other from his homecoming back from deployment. P.S. We listen to your morning show every morning going to work. We love you guys!!!
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    This is Cory & I'm Lexy; we met almost two years ago on January 20th,2012. We have had a rough relationship with family, friends, losing our home, and a miscarriage. We just had our first baby January 2nd,2014 after trying for almost a year after the miscarriage. We are back on track and are so in love and can't wait to get back on our feet for our newborn son!
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    y hubby and I have been together for 8 years.. We have 2 wonderful children and between them and full time jobs, we barely get time together! We would love to win this contest so that we can have some time out for ourselves!!! :) Tiffany Rhoads
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    My name is Amanda Malinowski. I just recently got married to the love of my life, on october19th. We have been together for almost five years now. We met when i was 16 years old and he was 18 at the time. We have just entered a new step into our life, we got married and then he joined the army. He is currently away at bootcamp as i hold down the fort at home. He is going to be 23 in may & i will be 21 in march. I love him to pieces & would wait forever if i had to. I love him so much. & i believe we are the cutest couple in the entire world:)
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    I wanted to share a quick summary of how my now husband and I came together as a very unlikely couple: We grew up in Port Saint Lucie, FL and went to neighboring high schools, but never met each other until my Senior Year. I was a complete nerd, all advanced classes, and captain of the swim team. My husband, Shane, was a jock Baseball player and the popular kid. To make a long story short, I was dating a guy for almost 2 years when he told me that he was gay, devastated I turned to Myspace (it was 2005 so cut me some slack) for a rebound. I found a friend of a friend who I though was attractive and harassed him about going out as soon as I saw his status turn 'single.' To fast forward a bit: We started dating, he said 'I love you' on date #2, he proposed in under a year of dating, and we were engaged for 7 years. We have lived in Jacksonville for going on 5 years and got married in September of 2012. I went to law school here and Shane is a successful Red Bull District Manager.
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    My boyfriend, Dan and I met my freshman year of college 2 days after Christmas in our hometown. We were unknowingly set up for a blind date at a gay bar and we've been together ever since- battling long distance for four years. We love to explore the historical places in Jacksonville as a new resident of the area and 97.9 always KISS FM makes us laugh. Jessica Winder
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    My fiance, Joe and I met a little over a year ago at our CrossFit gym. I coach classes there and he was one of the members I taught in the fundamentals class he was too hot for teacher!). At the same time, we both attended Church of Eleven22 separately and on our own. I decided that needed to change and I asked him to church. After church we went to brunch and the rest is history! We were engaged on August 25th and are to be married April 5!!!! Fell in like at CrossFit and in love at church!!!! Ask anyone...we are disgustingly cute ;o) and WHAT A FUN WEDDING GIFT!!!
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    Hello my name is Jacqueline Baxley and my husband name is Patrick Baxley. We have been married for 24 years. I have been married to him since i was 16. He servered 20 years in the Navy. We have 4 wonderful childern.
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    My fiancé and I met for the first time a year and 5 months ago. We both took risks by meeting each other at Whiskey River with some fellow co-workers. At the time we had only talked on the phone and were really shy, so for us to meet without even seeing each other we were both nervous. We went on a family vacation this past July in The Florida Keys. The last night of our vacation we went to one of my favorite restaurants in Marathon, FL were my boyfriend of nine months proposed to me as the sun was setting on the Gulf of Mexico. That night my boyfriend became my fiancé!! Jordan Wilka
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    My husband Zach and I were married November 16th 2013, that's 8 months and 12 days from the day we met. We met on a popular dating site and talked for about a month before we met. As soon as we did, we both knew it was love at first sight! We are so blessed to have found the one person that completes the other. Just ask anyone that knows us, they will tell you " we just go together like peas and carrots". We deserve to win, not only because we are adorable but because we were married in Las Vegas with a small amount of friends and family and I would love to be able to take a trip to Boston with my loving and devoted husband (alone) hopefully to work on making our family. ;) Sincerely, the most thankful woman in the world Jena Stewart
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    My wife and I met just over 3 years ago at a men's league baseball team. A mutual friend brought her to come watch my team play. We were tied together from then on. We had our first child in October of 2012. And got married in October of 2013. She deserves the best in life for being a military spouse. They have to ensure so much with vets. Whether it be deployments or relocating for new duty assignments. They have to put up with a lot of crap (for lack of a better word). We would be honored to be the cutest couple and she deserves the rewards. Thank you for reading, Senior Airman, USAF Anthony and Clarissa Mathieu
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    My name is Kayla Mantooth and my fiance's name is Clay Thomas We are complete opposites which is why we are perfect together, a perfect balance! We are best friends and are always there for each other! We met through my best friend over two years ago, and have been inseparable since, and in a years time we will be married!
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    My name is Jancy and this is my high school sweetheart Jared. We are both born and raised here in Jacksonville. We have been together since May of 2007 when we met in our high school pottery class. Jared was friends with my best friend at the time and he kept asking her to hook us up. I had no idea who he was since he never would talk to me in class. Finally, he started to talk me and sit next to me in class. We began texting, talking, and hanging out as much as we could and on the first night of summer vacation at the moonlight movies in Jax Beach he finally asked me to be his girlfriend. The rest is history. It has been nearly seven years since then and we have been through family hardships and arguments that have only made us that much stronger. We have recently started a new chapter in our lives with me graduating from college and us moving into out own place together. We could not be happier and look forward to many more milestones in our life together. Our anniversary is May 25 so winning the trip would be a great 7 year anniversary trip for us to enjoy together. Jancy Barrett and Jared Landolt
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    My wife has no idea I'm doing this which will be hilarious if this goes somewhere. We've been married for 6 years now and just recently returned to jacksonville from mcguire, afb , NJ. I was in the Air Force for 4 years , got hurt and have returned. My wife has been a stay at home mom through the entire process to now 3 children. I'm now in school full time and she finally has a little part time job but I think doing this will pretty much embarrass her but deep down she will love it. Thank you, Brad Collins
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    Hi my name is Katie McGuire and my awesome boyfriend is Steven Milligan. We met 3 years ago at Firehouse Subs where we both work. We were only acquaintances for a year and then became coworkers. Coincidentally we both became single around the same time and ended up falling for each other. We have been together a little over a year! It's safe to say he's the only one who understands my weirdness! Oh...and we LOVE football!!!!
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    My "cutest couple" entry actually isn't my boyfriend and I, but my parents, John and Sheri Patterson. They have been married for going on 24 years. They met when they were both in high school as a blind date. My dad is in the military, and though he is gone a bunch, they stay 100% faithful to each other. They do the cutest "acts of kindness" for each other, such as my dad sending her flowers just because or my mom leaving random notes for him. They are inseparable and such kids at heart.
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    We went to high school together and never spoke... Years later, he spotted me at the Saki House and found me on myspace because he remembered me. (Yes, MySpace) That happened in May 2006, got engaged that September, and married on March 10, 2007. Our life is an adventure and I love him more now than I did 7 years ago. We would love to win! Thanks for reading our story! Justin & Danielle Sanders
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    My name is Megan Richard and my boyfriend is John Dasher, but goes by Jd. We met almost 3 years ago through mutual friends, but never kept in touch do to the fact I was married. I was 23 years old, a stay at home mom and raising my son. About 5 months later my husband and I separated and Jd was one of the first people to pop into my head. We were both raised in mainly in St. Augustine and had most of the same friends, yet never had hung out with each other. We quickly started dating and just 2 months into our relationship, I found out I was pregnant. My divorce had not even been finalized and yet, hear I am in a new relationship with someone I hardly had a chance to get to know before we were bringing a baby into the world while already raising my son who was 1 1/2 years. Fast forward and here we are over 2 years into our relationship with my son now going on 4 years and our daughter is 1 1/2 years. Jd and I have been through it all together. Struggling to make ends meet, raising two kids together and trying to sort life out while still getting to know each other. We never had that down time to just focus on us and at times it has been hard and we have both wanted to give up, but I can honestly say, I love him to death. All his flaws, all his mistakes, his craziness, his goofiness, it all makes him who he is. He has had my back and has lifted me up. We fought together through our daughter being sick. He kept me strong when we thought we were losing her. She was just 2 weeks old when she was rushed to Wolfsons ER and she spent 3 1/2 months there. She was born with a hiatal hernia that kept her from keeping her food down. She was lethargic and was fading fast. Since she was born, she has had 6 surgeries and now gets physical therapy and occupational therapy 3 times a week. We managed to make it through what most relationships can't make it through, but we did it together as a family. We are so blessed in so many ways and without the joy that him and our kids bring, life would be so dark. He has taken in my son and helps raise him as his own and our daughter, well, she is daddies Princess. This was an unexpected relationship that has blossomed into something I never imagined and definitely didn't plan for. Thank you for letting me share just bits of my story.
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    My name is Kaitlin Guthrie. My girlfriend, Natalie, and I have been dating for two years. We first met 3 years ago through mutual friends. I was infatuated the minute I saw her. I had to fight long and hard to win her over. But we've been inseparable ever since. We've been through a lot together, experienced different adventures, and there's no one else in the world I would rather share growing up with. We have a blast every second of every day. We're just two goofballs in love (:
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    We are Justin and Heather and we've been engaged since December 2011. We met in college and even sat next to each other during our graduation from UF. (GO GATORS!) We adopted a 2 year old mini pot-bellied pig who we love caring for and can't wait to start our family soon!
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    My name is Denise Weddle. My hubs is Don Weddle. We are middle school sweethearts and have been best friends since 1989! When Don moved to my town in 89, he really had the hots for me. After wearing me down we started dating which is when we took the photo on the left. 20 years later we decided to remake that photo which you see on the right. We have been married 15 years this July. My life is complete because of him. He is my best friend, love of my life, and my conscience on a daily basis!!
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    We are Casey and Shauna Potts and we want to be Jacksonville's cutest couple! The rules said to include a picture of you and your girlfriend/boyfiend so I hope it's OK for my husband and I to enter as we are no longer boyfriend/girlfiend. We were married on 03/03/2013, so we're still newlyweds and SO in love! We met January 29th, 2009 and haven't left each other's side since! Nearing 5 years!! I met him when he was a bouncer at Mark's downtown while I was out with the girls for ladies night.I stayed outside talking to him all night and ditched the girls. I'm not much of a dancer anyway :0) And he impressed me by doing the Carlton for me. It's a rare move to master. Next month we're taking our relationship to the NEXT next level by embarking on the whole having children and trying to start a family experience. Scary, but SO exciting! If we have a boy, we're going to name him Jack. Jack Potts. Jackpots. NIce.
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    Micheala & Michael If A Photo is worth a thousand words Then this photo sums up our 13 years of marriage. Not sure is we Hate to Love, or Love to Hate each other, but I do know there is No One Else I'd Rather Spend the rest of My life With,Besides where else am I'm gonna Find Someone that looks like Our three kids & shares the same name as me,lol
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    Hello this is Kalani Aponte and this is my boyfriend Jay. This is us at an ugly sweater party this past Christmas. I met Jay because I was just browsing facebook and thought he was cute so I added him. The next day a recieved a message from him and we started talking, we met up and from then on we have been inseperable. He is my best friend and everyday he makes me love him even more. We are just proof that online relationships can blossom into true love.
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    This is me and my boyfriend Sheldon :) we have been together since our freshman year in high school. We recently got engaged in September and it is wonderful!!! We got together in November of 2009 and have loved our lives ever since I don't know what I would do without him. I wouldn't be anything, he has been there for me through everything we truly are soul mates. We grew up together being neighbors racing four wheelers and dirt bikes and then he moved and we met back up seven years later on the school bus freshman year he asked me if i had a pencil :) and we have been inseparable ever since. We have never been on a vacation and don't see it coming soon unless we win this contest.This would be amazing!!!!! Thank you :) Sarah
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    Hey ya'll. My name is Michelle and this is my boyfriend, Luke. We met in high school in 2004 and immediately became great friends. After graduation, he joined the Army and I went away to college. In 2009 we met up and the rest is history...we have been together for almost 5 years and inseparable since. We are a fun-loving couple and love spending time together- whether it is going out with friends or just watching a movie at the house. He is currently in EMT/Firefighter school and working and I am a Physician Assistant student at NSU. We both lead very busy lives and don't have much time to vacation or go out. It would be amazing if we won and would give us both a break! Please vote for us; we really need this :)
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    Justin Milligan and I met at a lacrosse game, while we were in high school and then followed each other to college. Shortly after I became pregnant and he proposed to his high school sweet heart! My husband and I were recently wed on the beach and it was far from a sunny day. Help us have a brighter new year by voting us Jacksonville's Cutest Couple of 2014. Marina
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    My name is Katlyn McCain and my husband and I have been together for six years. We just had our very first child this past September, Mason. My husbands job doesn't get vacation days, sick days, or PTO, so a vacation would be just lovely and much needed. He works very hard for our family to let me be a stay at home mom and a full time student, I am working on a degree in elementary education. Thanks so much for doing this wonderful contest.
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    Matthew Kane & Leah Trammell I was born in Jacksonville, but when my parents divorced we moved to Massachusetts. While attending the same High School in the smallest town Blackstone in 1999, I always had crush on this blue eyed, blonde hair, varsity soccer and baseball star who was a junior when I was a freshman. As friends remember I would constantly write "I Love Matt Kane" all over my notebooks and smile when he would walk by, but never did we speak! I was too shy to speak to an upperclassman... Especially because the only activities I was in were Science club and Color-guard! So there we were, "jock" and "nerd." More than 10 years later, I was a single mother with 2 boys and had given up hope of finding the one. On Cinco de Mayo 2012, I had attended my friends bachelorette party at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. My cousin was rounding up guys passing by to join our soon to be bride in a few card games. As I turned around I noticed a group of old classmates from school, Matt Kane stood out of the crowd. He was there for his friends Bachelor party. Such a coincidence. I was not the girl he remembered... This time I had confidence, a killer dress, and my red high heels on. He asked for my number and we texted throughout the night. I was so excited, we even kept running into each other even though the casino was huge!! I felt butterflies every time we passed. The last time I felt this was when I was in high school. I couldn't believe my crush from long ago was pursuing me!!! After a month of talking on the phone and being completely open and honest about what truly makes us happy, I knew we ran into each other for a reason! I had just returned from a trip to Jacksonville to visit family. Matt also had his mother and other family in Jax! The coincidences were adding up. We agreed on going on vacation together the next time either of us would be planning a trip. It didn't take long to realize what an amazing, thoughtful, and trusting man I had. After meeting my kids and being a naturally superb role-model for them we decided to start looking for our first apartment together. Massachusetts held every memory of our pasts and we decided we wanted to start our future in sunny Jacksonville, Florida!!! This was perfect because we both have family here. So we took our savings and dove right in! Last July, we moved into our first place with all the amenities! Well, he didn't hold back in fulfilling all of my dreams. On Halloween '13 we took a trip to St. Augustine where my man in shining armor proposed to me on top of the Fort over looking the water and the sunset with a cotton candy sky. We plan on being married 5/10/15!
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    This is my fiancé Mike and I ... We have been dating for 3 years, we met over Facebook and officially ran into each other out In the city and automatically clicked, I am super excited for our future, we are now engaged we have an amazing relationship. We get along and understand each other so well. He's my best friend, the bet friend anyone could ask for. Anisley Hernandez
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    'm Mary Knight and this is my wonderful boyfriend Will Neuhaus. As corny as it is, from the first date we knew that we would be infinite. We're each others lovers, best friends, partners in crime, and definitely two peas in a pod. I couldn't imagine how life would be without this amazing sailor by my side.
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    I am entering my girlfriend and I in this contest. We've only been dating for 7 months now, but I count every month, every day and every minute because I'm grateful for every second were together. She's my smile I wake up to and my dream come true. We love doing everything together from sports, to night clubbing and traveling. We love getting dressed up for anything, but we're happy doing nothing as long as we are with each other. Thank you, Jonathon Santana
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    We are Amanda and John! We have been dating for almost 3 years. We met in high school. We recently got engaged and are planning a Spring Wedding for 2015. He is my best friend and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!
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    Here is a photo of my wife and I we took in Honolulu on our 23rd wedding anniversary in 2005. We have now been married almost 32 years. I can truly say I love her more today than ever. We have been through many ups and downs together and I couldn't imagine myself with anybody else. John and Denise Reinheimer
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    My name is Ed Rycharde Minoza and the beautiful lady next to me is my fiancé, and mother of my 5 year old daughter, Bridgette. We had her when she was only 18 and I was 20. Her birth was a blessing which made us stronger as a couple and drove us to keep striving for a better future for our daughter. We plan on getting married when we finish school, hopefully within 5 years. I can honestly say that when I first saw her it was love at first sight. Through ups and downs we have stuck with each other and as strong as ever. She doesn't know I'm entering this contest, but winning this would be the best Valentine's gift I could ever give her. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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    Skyler and I have been together for four years and we just got married in September. We met in high school when he got switched into my cooking class. The first day he came into class I had never even met him before and he told me that I was going to be his girlfriend. I laughed at him and finally after a couple years we started dating and have been together and in love ever since.
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    Let me start by saying Alan and I have somewhat of a fairytale relationship... my name is Brandy and my husband Alan saved me!!! I was in a very bad place when we met but he pulled me out of it and showed me true unconditional love.. we we're marrried just over a year ago... it was the best day of my life!!! We are very understanding and respectful of each other.... He makes me feel like a queen no matter how broke we are... He's my night and shining armor.. my Mr. Right !!!
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    April will be 2 years from when I married my best friend! We use to work at the same place, and never said one word to each other. One night he said I have an extra MNF ticket to the jags game. I told him "no you don't, that's my ticket"..... 18 months later we got married!!
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    My husband and I have been married for 13 years going on 14 this July and still going strong. We are high school sweethearts proving the statistics wrong. He is my best friend, my strength and my everything. We have been through two deployments in the army one being to Iraq and the other Kosovo. We have three wonderful children together. He is my heart and I love him to pieces. He is the love of my life and I wouldn't be me without him. Whatever heads our way I know we will get through coming out on top because I have him by my side!
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    We met at UNF in our psychological testing class fall 2012. We sat next to each other and all semester was in a group together. In January following I texted him because I was going through a break up. Instead of being annoyed by that, he decided to hang out with me. We hung out for two months almost every day and then got together March 7th 2013. He is so sweet to me, is a great cook, and I feel so comfortable and pretty around him :) I'm 22 and he is 28 now. :p Lisa Fellis and Levi Nowicki
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    My sailor and I met in the first grade fell in love at the age of 12, had our son at the age of 16, married the week he turned 18. He then joined the military to support our family and our country. Then we had our daughter and now we are just enjoying our life together. Angelica Aucoin
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    Me and my husband met each other while I was managing a taco bell we locked eyes and 8 months later he said he knew he couldn't live without me. We just celebrated our one year anniversary Dec 29th. I know they say the first year is hard.. I can't agree more. But working through the hard times we were unable to experience a honeymoon and winning this contest would be perfect. Tanika Delifus
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    Sandra and I met 4/27/2012 at Enza's Italian restaurant for the first time. I knew her family for years prior but we never spoke to each other unless it was a small comment on Facebook lol. We were both divorced with kids so we decided to meet up for a drink and that was all it took. We are now engaged with a beautiful 6 month old and 3 other children. God has truly blessed us with what love really means. Claudio Bonomo & Sandra Frye
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    We are applying for the Jacksonville's Cutest Couple! Everyone that meets us no matter where we are thinks we are just the cutest thing they have ever seen. We get told that by random strangers constantly! Keith and I met two years ago when we both started working at 33 STAR in Jax Beach. We helped open the store, building furniture and what not. The first time Keith got my number is when we were casually talking on the floor building furniture. We didn't even hang out until 6 months later. We started to have casual cocktails at Pete's and Ginger's after work, romantic right? HaHa! Little did we know what was in store for us. On April 25 2012, Keith asked me to attend a wedding at Little Talbot Island with him. I guess you could say it was all up hill from there. After the date to the wedding him and his roommate needed an extra roommate to move into this house at the beach. Well I needed to get out of my place at the time so I became their roommate. A few months after I was Keith's "roommate" I became his girlfriend. Remember we work together too. Since then I have traveled to Rhode Island to meet his family, and he has traveled to Mississippi to meet mine. On December 31st, 2013 after I woke up from a nap and not wanting to go out on New Years Eve, Keith asked me to marry him! SO 33 STAR IS NOW HAVING A WEDDING! I guess you could say we def are the cutest couple in Jacksonville! We have lived and worked together our entire relationship and it never gets old! People wonder how we do it, and even we can't figure it out. We admire and respect each other, and I believe that is one of the most important things in a relationship. So please vote us Jacksonville's Cutest Couple!! I think we deserve it! Jessica Crawford
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    Christopher and Elesha met through a mutual friend July of 2012. And literally have been inseparable since. They are set to be wed in July of 2014 on Jacksonville Beach. The exact place of their first kiss. Also where they had their first set of engagement pictures taken. Wherever they go , they always get compliments on how adorable they are together and how affectionate he is towards Elesha, continuously kissing her on the forehead or continuously asking "are you ok" his love is here to stay...
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    My name is Stephanie Lebow. My boyfriend, Hector, and I met about two and a half years ago in UNF's pep-band. He and his roommate playfully teased me. At the end of December, I got out of a bad relationship, and wasn't looking for anything. In January he and I started hanging out more, and then, on February 25th, Hector kissed me. In that instant, I knew he was the one for me. Now, almost two years later, he's still smiling and kissing my nose, with me through everything.
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    We (Robert & Marsha Veal) are teenage sweethearts that have been married 27 years. It was love at first site. He was mowing his Dad's yard and at the time my sister's yard was way out of hand. He came over and started cutting her grass when he was done with their yard. He didn't know her. He was just visiting from Tallahassee. He just took it upon his own to do it and never asked to be paid either. He was just that Kind and Sweet! I was babysitting at the time and saw him. I went out and offered him a big glass of ice cold sweet tea, cause that's what polite southern girls do. Besides, I had to have a reason to go meet him! The rest is history!
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    Alex Damiani and David Preston. David and I first met in 2004 when I was 16. I had just started driving and my dad had arranged for me to get my car serviced at our local Goodyear. David is 13 years older then I, so we never exchanged information because let's face it, he wasn't looking for any jail time. Years passed, and I was still getting my car serviced there. In 2011, I was looking to get out of my current relationship and my car needed service...again. David was there to help me get back on the road and that's when I slipped my number to him. We've been inseparable ever since and we were able to being together his 2 children and my daughter into one big happy family. He proposed to me in October and we will be getting married in the next 3 weeks!!!
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    This is my boyfriend Barry and I. We have been together for a year and two months with more to come. Through the past year he has been my biggest supporter and my backbone. From the beginning you have been able to completely keep me in love and a smile on my face. I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else. Samantha Jo Clark
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    My name is Ashley, and I met my boyfriend Chris three and a half years ago. We met in Daytona at the bar I worked at. I though he was adorable the second I saw him, but we didn't actually talk until we were introduced by my room mate. We had instant chemistry and have been inseparable ever since! Between picking up our lives and moving TWICE to brand new cities for his company, everyday is like a new adventure with my best friend, couldn't picture life without him!
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    Hello! My name is Trevor Biroschik and me and my girlfriend have been together for 3 amazing years with plenty of ups and downs. We met in high school where all the drama was present but our love for each other helped us get though it. Our love will remain forever strong!
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    This is a picture of my fiance Miguel Ruiz and I on a trip to California in the Sequoias. Miguel is currently serving in the Military on the West coast while I am in Jacksonville finishing my Chemistry degree. Miguel and I met in 2011 when I was eighteen. I joined a year-round swim team and he was one of the coaches. I soon became a swim coach on the team next to him. Since then, we have been together for three years and engaged for a year. He joined the military in 2012 and we have been going strong since he joined.
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    Erica Devinney and Dustin Phillips
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    Hellooo! Hi! I'm Matt Walden! And I'm Mindy Loving! And we are the WaLovings! LOL. no. I (Matt) am a former United States Marine and a recent graduate of JU. Currently I am starting my new job as a Flight Instructor. Well I (Mindy) am a recent graduate UNF and currently working on getting into grad school. We have been together for about a year and a half-ish and our story starts at Barnes and Nobles. Both eager to find a new book to read. Well, one of us was. Matt was just killing time before he had to work. But anyway, Matt saw me looking at the astronomy section and he gave me the cheesiest smile:) I smiled back and he turned away still smiling. A few minutes went by and i caught him again with that cheesy smile. Long story short he FINALLY walked over to me and all i could think of was "just dont give me some stupid pick up line" and he just said "Hi" and we talked for about an hour until Matt realized he was late for work! We have been going back to B&N ever since for coffee dates! We thank you for your consideration. Ohya Matt has longer hair now!
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    Hi my name is Brandy Havens and my husband is Danny. We met off the infamous POF over a year ago. I was a single mom of 3 little ones and found it extremely difficult to even meet people, he was a typical Navy guy, we all know why there are a million military men on that site ;) Reluctant as I was we started dating, 2 weeks later we fell in love, 2 months later he proposed, and 11 months later married. He is my very best friend and an amazing father to my 3 kids
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    Brit and I first met in Gainesville Florida, while I was working in a bar. I remember the moment she walked in, we instantly had a connection,(at least I think) and started getting to know each other immediately. Talking to her ensnared me so much so I was told to "leave the girl and finish closing up." Afterwords she became a regular at my bar where we became friends, hanging out with mutual friends together and the like. A few months later I moved up to Jacksonville to finish school and she just so happened to do the same shortly after. I contacted her the instant I found out she had moved to Jacksonville, neither of us knew too many people here. An interesting start to our relationship, I had to cancel on the first plans we made, to think I came that close to her "giving up on me" as she says. But she gave me another shot and we hit really developed feelings for each other, I know almost instantly in my case, and our relationship has grown stronger ever since!!
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    Calli and I Met about 10 months ago in June of 2013...June 27th to be exact, being a day in which i'l never forget. It really is story-book-like in a sense that when we locked eyes on each other we knew its was over for the both of us. I had Just moved clear across the country from Seattle knowing no one, having no one, and really just looking for some place to call home. Calli however, growing up in Jacksonville, knew everyone and their mother, yet still, unbelievably found herself alone as well. Little did we both know that so quickly, forever our lives were about change. It was at Mandarin Ale House on a gorgeous, spotless sky, summer day, when i saw, What I know now, the love of my life walk in. I was already inside with a bud light in hand sitting with an acquaintance who had set this "blind date" up in a no pressure, casual way. With No ulterior motives, fresh from Seattle, i was just looking to meet new people...but i had no idea what I was getting myself into. I remember this moment like it was yesterday...as giddy as a school boy i couldnt help but annoy my buddy, persistantly asking "is that her, is that her...please tell me thats her"as i saw this cut off jeans and white tank top come in and walk towards me. Sure enough, It was Calli. In the most awkward way, i couldn't look away. I starred at her the entire time as she walked up and into my life. This moment for Calli was equally as special if not more, with her side of this story sounding the exact same. Only difference, when she saw me, she uttered the words to herself "oh my gosh, hes beautiful"(my favorite part) and like it was for me, for her, it was over. The nervous jitters lasted maybe only 5 minutes and then we were deep in conversation, and love...as cliche as it sounds it truly was love at first sight. although neither of us were admitting it only a few minutes into meeting. After Ale house it was off to St. Augustine and then finishing up at Crescent Beach, where I kissed her for the first time. No Exaggeration, since that day, Calli and I haven't spent more than a handful of days apart. I don't want to spend my free time with anyone else nor does she. As Calli and I each day become more and more in love we have already been best friends for months. We have fun doing anything and everything. I speak for myself when i say this but i never thought that there was just 1 person out there for "you". I always thought that if you love someone you will make it work. However with Calli, and i with her, the love we share has nearly become effortless, no work towards love involved. It's so easy for us to fall further and further in love because we both are the "one" for each other. We both cant wait for the future because we so confidently know that it holds the both of us together in it. The rest of my life is in front of me when i look at her and her smile back tells me she feels the exact same way. We are the worlds cutest couple, but for know, Jacksonville will just have to agree. With Love Anthony and Calli
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    ello, my name is Autumn Wood and my boyfriends name is Jeremy. We have been together since our freshman year of high school and are still together to this day. Our 4 year mark was on January 5th, 2014 and i can truly say he is the love of my life He is my best friend, my soul-mate and everything in one! I also think we could both use a night out to see ONE REPUBLIC!! yay! I have submitted 3 photos, one i think is the cutest and captures our genuine "puppy love" that we have and the 2nd one captures our personality, the 3rd is just a recent photo tfrom graduation. & yes i have changed my hair color many times lol we would love to be apart of your program and i hope you like the photos! thankyou!! :)
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    My name is Chelsea Everett This is me and my boyfriend William. We have been dating for 3 months and he is the love of my life. We don't get to see each other much because we both have hectic work schedules but we have remained strong.
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    Loran and I (Daniel) are Jacksonville natives, currently stationed in Tennessee on active duty. We met in 2006 while I was home on leave from Iraq and from there we continued to date long distance until 2007. Approaching 5 years of marriage, I fall more and more in love with her every day. Loran is my rock, an outstanding mother to our two beautiful children, and an Army Strong wife!!! Despite the challenges life as brought us in the last few years, together our love for one another has overcome every obstacle. Our picture truly depicts what our relationship is built on: God first, family, and country!
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    Alan and Patty Keith. We first met at church 22 years ago. As our relationship grew we became best friends, and I (Alan) was a little wishy washy on how it was going to proceed. One night we were talking, and she flat out asked me. Are we gonna be friends or something more. I floored her when I told her I wanted to be more than just friends. Now we have been married for 19 years and have 3 beautiful children.
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    Hiiiii! My name is Jamilet Rios and this my boyfriend Jared Forehand. We met in the gym, he is a personal trainer and I was just a chubby girl joining a new gym who had NO clue how to get fit. One day I got injured doing squats(bad form). The next day I was limping and walking funny at the gym,he saw me in pain and went to check on me. Since then we started talking and you can say we fell in love. Weird right? Who would of known that you have to be limping for a guy to notice you? Since then I lost 20lbs he's been my rock and my motivation and we can be goofy, crazy and fit together. Boring story but I still love it. I don't want to win this competition just because, we work to much and we can't barely see each other and it will mean a lot to get a vacation, go to a great concert and see our favorite band. Thanks for letting me share our little story.
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    My name is Kelly and I would like to say that my boyfriend George of almost 4 years and I are Jacksonville's cutest couple.We met at a Paper Tongues concert at Freebirds. I went with a couple friends and was set up by a mutual friend without knowing it. We spent the whole night together just getting to know each other. We even went mudding that same night just the two of us. :) I didn't find out til days later it was a set up and to tell you the truth I couldn't be happier about it. It really was love at first sight. We both know that 97.9 Kiss FM is the best and will be our chance to FINALLY go on a trip just the two of us. Please pick us for Jacksonville's cutest couple.
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    Tyson and I both had a mutual friend that we knew of each other through but we never met for about 8 months because I was in a relationship. When me and my ex broke up Tyson and I met out one night and we've been together ever since. Megan Rodi
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    Each love story is beautiful, but ours is my very favorite. Sam and I met in the 8th grade, and I swear, not a day goes by without him on my mind. We have shared the most important memories of our lives together throughout all of high school and now in college. We have been there for each other through the best days of laughter and smiles, to days of hard "see you soon’s” and long sleepless nights away from each other. Now we are in our second year of college. Even though we are miles away from each other, each day I fall more in love with him. Yes, we have had our ups and downs being apart, but I would not want to trade any of our love and memories for anything in the world. I love you so much, babe! Here’s to the rest of our fairytale! Taylor Bosco
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    We met study abroad Spring 2009, Granada, Spain. I met Pablo a month before I was leaving. We hit it off immediately and began talking everyday, BUT he was Spanish, lived in Spain. We thought this was an impossible relationship that would never happen, BUT we kept in touch and talked for hours upon end. I visited him August 2010. We spent a fantastic week together and fell in love. However, we still couldn't commit as he was going to Latvia (really!?!) for a year abroad that September. Nevertheless we just kept talking! When he came back to Spain, 2011, I found a program to teach English abroad. We were officially a couple (at last!). On February 22, 2013 we got engaged, and I returned to the USA in March. After spending 8 month apart (again!), he finally arrived to Jacksonville, FL, where we got married. Finally, we are together forever and nothing can keep us apart. Miriam
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    This is a picture of my beautiful girlfriend, Katelyn Shepherd and I (Christopher Hazen). We have been dating for 4 years, beginning our freshman year of high-school and lasting all the way until now, the second semester of our senior I am a captain on the varsity football team for Fletcher high, and she is a star runner on the varsity track and cross country teams at Fletcher. Our senior class voted us class sweethearts/cutest couple for the class of 2014. This is the first contest we have entered as a couple and are excited to see how far we go! Go Senators! Sincerely, Christopher R. Hazen
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    Hi! My name is Nicole Davis and this is my boyfriend Matt. We've known each for over two years but this new years we finally decided to take that next step. So this picture is out first picture as a couple. People are right when they say the best relationship is with your best friend <3
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    My name is Crissy Lynn & my boyfriend's name is Michael Peacock. We met in April 2010. We love rock climbing, traveling & trying new restaurants in Jacksonville! We got engaged last year & are planning our wedding this summer on Amelia Island.
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    My name is Kaitlyn Marr and this is my boyfriend Justin Adcock. We met when we were much younger and became best friends instantly. When we were in high school we really started to connect more. We started dating on Valentine's Day 2013 and it has been the best year of my life. He's my best friend and my other half and I love him more than anything. It would be such an honor to win Jacksonville's Cutest Couple Contest!
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    My name is Alicia. Andrew and I met in Hawaii in December 2010. He was stationed there with the Marine Corps, and I was there with family (Dad was stationed there with the Navy). We met when he saved me from a mosh pit, at a Seether concert on base. He was getting out of the military and moving back to Jacksonville, but stayed a few extra months so we could have more time together. He moved in April. Long distance did not work for us, so in August I moved too. We got engaged that November and were married May of 2012. We didn't really do things the right way. Didn't date for long, short engagement, no wedding. Not to mention, meeting a guy and moving across an ocean and the country less than a year later, to live together, really is not a great idea. But we have been together a little over three years now and couldn't be happier. I think he’s cute, he thinks I’m cute. Here’s hoping people think we’re cute together. The photo on the left is us, on Christmas Eve and the one on the right was our best attempt at a cute kissing picture. Not the best, but we tried. The bottom, is our "first photo" taken at the concert. And yes, I found us in there.
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    Mack and I met a long time ago when we were just shy of our teenage years. We then met back up on Facebook July 26th 2012. On August 1 2012 he asked me to be his "Ol Lady" and we have been inseparable ever since. He lives in Georgia and I live here in Jacksonville Florida. We only see each other on the weekends. But this is all about to change because we are saying our vows to one another on April 26th 2014. Mack popped the question to me on Christmas 2013 and of course I said "YES". We are Jacksonville's Cutest Couple, so PLEASE pick us. Thanks, Rebecca
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    This is my boyfriend Isaiah & I. No it's not a profession picture, like most of the pictures that will be entered. But this is one of my favorite pictures. We have been together for about 2 years now, & he is my absolute bestfriend. We have had so many bumps in our relationship. But I am so lucky to have this man in my life. We have that picture perfect thing. The kind that people actually say dang. I want what y'all have. & I'm so happy to have found my soulmate so early in life. Well, win or lose our love will go on & we will continue to think we are the cutest. Kacie Alexander
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    My name is Linda Rose Musseau and my husbands name is Matthew Braxton Musseau. We meet almost four and a half years ago at the church I went to. It was a youth group sleep over and I was in my pajamas with no make up on and that was the very first time he had ever saw me. We dated for nine months and he proposed to me on valentines day were we had shared our first kiss. On September 2nd, 2012 we said our I Do's and now we have been married for one year and almost five months.
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    We met on FaceBook last year and we've been inseparable ever since! Ebony and Malik
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    ey! Look no further, you have found Jacksonville's Cutest Couple! Patrick and I met in high school, he graduated early and left for the Marines. Years later when Patrick got out we saw each other at a party and have been together ever since. Nine years, three kids and one on the way, with some hard and great times later, we are still very much in LOVE! We are it, the cutest funniest greatest couple ever ever! Thanks for checking us out, Nicole Terzo
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    We are the most fun loving, exciting, dorky, cheesy, romantic couple who just happens to also be best friends. I'm telling you, we could have fun with a cardboard box. When we are together, we both have that dorky huge grin that little kids have. He makes me feel so alive and as if I'm the only girl that matters. Although we have limited time together, he is my rock, and even when he's gone, he leaves behind a wonderful memory that keeps me going everyday. Hannah Townsend
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    My name is Jessica Krause@ This picture is from my husband, Stephen's, first night back from his first deployment. We've been married for two years and he got me this dog so I wouldn't be lonely while he was away. Anyway, we were laughing about something that had happened while he was away and decided to snap a picture. This one was actually the second one we took because our dog, Pip, was so confused by our laughing we ended up just laughing harder. It may be a little blurry, but it's perfect to me :) Thanks for this chance! I enjoyed just reliving this memory for a moment as I came back across it.
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    I am emailing a picture of a friend of mine, Kerrie Fitts, who just got engaged to her longtime boyfriend. She is too modest to enter herself! But this girl is fantastic...had worked for years as a children's fitness coach and is currently a bikini competitor. THIS is your "cutest couple". Thanks, Heidi Graves ( a friend of the happy couple )
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    My name is Kasia Thomas and my husband is Napoleon Thomas. Yes we are married. We met on dating website lil' over 3 years ago. At that time I was living in New York and he was here in Jacksonville. Didn't take a long time before I came here to visit and we made the decision to move me here permanently. Now we have a beautiful daughter and we are happily married.
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    My name is Kaleigh. My partner, Amber, and I have been dating since 2009. We met at a volleyball game, I was coaching and she was referring. I approached her as I was instantly attracted. From there it was the first date, second, third and history continues to write itself! We were to have a wedding/ceremony in 2011 in Kansas where we lived and then life took an unexpected turn (aka. I lost my job) and we made the decision to move to Florida (where I am originally from). At this point in time Amber is going through the process of joining the Navy as an officer in Intel!!! yay!! Once she is excepted we will have a small window to get married (in a legal state) before she goes away for 12 weeks for basic training then 5 months for Intelligence training. I would love to be able to surprise her with such an amazing trip before she gives her all to the Navy! She is currently a special education teacher for Duval county and I work in pediatric home care. Here is to my new years resolution.....HAVE MORE FUN!
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    Bruce & Tisa We've been dating almost a year and are crazy in love. We are best friends and have been inseperaable since the day we met. Both of us feel like our lives began when we met. A true love story…
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    Short story.....meet online...on December 9th.....we talked for that week....went on first date to nutcracker on dec14 ....we didn't kiss until the 20th ..best kiss ever!!! And we will be engaged by end of the year!!!! Basically we kick ass!!!! Itold her on the first date that she met her husband.
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    Our names are Adrianna Chandler (Known as Bambi Ma'Chelle) and Roderick Rivers. We Attended the same high school and years later Decided we should Get together, We're so Happy we did ☺️. March makes 3 years of our Love ❤️, and we're currently thinking about getting engaged. These few years have been the best, most Precious, Wonderful years and we wouldn't Trade it for anything. We have SOOO much in Common and Enjoy doing things like Playing Video Games, Drawing, Picnics, Cutting/Styling Hair, Shopping and Much More !! If Only "Fools Fall in Love" we're Two Of them and proud to be Fools for one another!
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    My boyfriend Jason and I have been dating for a year and a half. We met bartending here in Jacksonville and have been inseparable ever since! We love the outdoors and entertaining family & friends! <3 Lauren Garris Jason Honerlaw
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    Jacob and I actually met at our workplace. We have been together almost two years now and I couldn't imagine anyone else who would fit me better than he does. :) This is a picture of us on a carnival cruise he surprised me with as a gift for graduating from nursing school.
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    Hi, my name is Britney and my boyfriend kevon and I have been together for over 3 years now. Our love story is an interesting one. For years we lived 5 houses down from each other and never knew it. For about two years we ran across each other at random places. One night we both happening to be going out with some friends and had a mutual friend we knew in common that helped us start a conversation. Needless to say we have been inseparable every day since then. We are a blended family and have grown so much together. Kevon has two boys and I have one daughter. We were meant to be, through all the years of being surrounded by each other and never really knowing it, it must of been just waiting on that perfect time. He's my best friend, has my back no matter what through the good and the bad we definitely make a great couple and I couldn't imagine life with out him.
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    We met 3 years ago in Glacier National Park working summer jobs. At first we were best friends, when the season was ending, we realized that we love each other and decide to start this great international relationship. Rosa is taiwanese and i a native floridian and have had to separate due to visas 2 or 3 times now which has made it difficult, but that much more awesome when we get to see eachother. The next step is probably right around the corner so this trip would be really cool. Brian Beck & Chia-Yin Ku (Rosa)
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    My name is Emily "Emma" Collins, and I've been with a truly amazing man for almost a year now. Before I can really explain how much I love my boyfriend, Brett Woodford, or how much our relationship means to me, I would have to explain how much I had given up on love before we met. I'm young- really I am, I'm only 19 -so there's no excuse for this attitude, except for the fact that in my meager 19 years, I've seen nothing but bad luck with guys. I've had boyfriends cheat, lie, even a boy I truly cared for die while we were together, in a car accident. I thought I was curse, and resigned myself to living fantasies about love, pining after fictional characters, celebrities, and getting hurt by boys I did meet, and tried to pursue. And then, my little brother convinced me to go up the street from our neighborhood, and check out the latest card and game shop- AKA Nerd hang Out –Phoenix Games. I went into the shop all of three times before I fell in love with the people, the atmosphere, and the sense of welcome it gave. On the third trip, I met Brett; or rather, he was introduced to the crazy that is me, and decided he liked it. We danced around the fact that we liked each other, for a good month before anyone made a move, and he was the one to make it. Then, we spent another three weeks denying we were dating, rather we were enjoying each other’s company and nothing more. The thing was, he had just opened his own business, and I was a full time student; we figured neither of us had time for a relationship, not even realizing that we were making time to be together, without even trying. Finally, he let it slip that I was his girlfriend, and I decided I liked the way that sounded. Skip ahead about six months, add in a very awkward meeting with my parents, and him going out of his way to rebuild the shattered self-esteem that had been crushed by myself and others, for years. Then he asked me to move in with him; cue another melt down with my parents and a lot of insecurity on my part that he actually wanted me there. Skip ahead four more months to now, and you’ll find me happier than I’ve ever been in my entire life, and him telling me- in the most loving tone ever –that I smell funny and he can’t stand me. Both of these are giant jokes, by the way, he says these things to me in the most ludicrous way possible, just so I’ll laugh and he’ll get to see me smile. He is the Mac to my Cheese, and every other cliché in the book, and we have become whatever literary/media couples you want to compare us to. He is the only man I know who will talk to me for hours about Harry Potter- something that I pride myself in being able to do and he thinks it’s hot that I’m such a nerd –indulge all of my guilty pleasures, just because he can, and the only one to ever call me beautiful. With him, I feel like the amazing, beautiful, and smart person he says I am, or at least like I could be, if I tried. He makes me want to be a better person, and he loves me because of all my nerdy, klutzy, weird tendencies… not despite them. I can only hope that I return that same sentiment by standing by him however he needs me, and trying to love him a tenth of what he loves me. He’s not my knight in shining armor, but my charming idiot in tin foil, and I’m just happy to be the princess in a pair of Chuck Taylors, waiting for the right opportunity to trip back into his arms. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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    Jim and I [Stefanie] met in college at a NIU football game. We instantly became friends and remained close friends [both dating other people] throughout our college years. After college, Jim moved to Florida to pursue his dream of becoming a teacher while I remained working in Chicago. In 2009 on New Years day, Jim asked me out on date while in Chicago over his winter break from school. We kissed and I swear I could hear the angels singing. We were long-distance boyfriend/girlfriend for all of 2009 until I finally moved down to Jacksonville on the anniversary of our first date. We have now been married just over 1.5 years.
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    Kevin and I met in November 2012. He came into my salon for a hair cut. He caught my eye but unfortunately I was booked and couldn't cut his hair that time. But since he is a firefighter and has to have short hair he came in once a week and next time I was the lucky stylist. We started talking and then he asked me to go to dinner. When we went out it was the best first date, we had plenty to talk about, we were interested in the same things, and there were no awkward silences. Everything seemed to fall exactly into place. Now a little over a year later we still have a great relationship and are best friends! Brooke
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    I have never wanted to see a couple dress the same or in the same clothes, but when you find the perfect match you do anything. Me and Angela met over a year ago and it's been blissful but trying just like any other relationship. Now we live together and with me still in school and working 2 jobs and her working 2 jobs we still find time to make it work. Thank you, John Menadue
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    My boyfriend, Zach, and I just recently moved to Jacksonville but we already love to call it home. We were over 1,000 miles apart, with Zach in Iowa while I was in North Carolina, we could finally reunite here. It's crazy to think we have been together almost two years... Which is a testament to how time can really fly when you are having fun. Everyday we spend together is an adventure whether it be at the beach, down in riverside, or just exploring our new city -- it's always a great time! Zach and I both love music and 97.9 Has been our go to station since we moved to Jacksonville! Thanks for considering us, Ashley Meier
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    When we first got together we were only together for 5 months. We broke up for six months and then one day we realized how much we loved each got back together got married. We have been married for 10 years with three beautiful little girls. We make it work because we never give up. Brandie Gemnati