A long-time lover of weight lifting, Shannon Sappington jumped at the chance to check out a bodybuilding contest being sponsored by her local Gold's Gym. As she studied the seating chart, trying to decide which tickets to buy, the clerk asked the next person in line for their seating preference. "Wherever she's sitting!" answered Pete Hagan, another member of the gym. Shannon thought it was a little weird but was flattered enough to accept sitting by him, as long as mutual friends came too. She had no idea her life was about to change forever.
“We spent the rest of the evening talking and found ourselves having breakfast at Denny's,” Shannon says. “But the best part is that the date never ended. We went out again the next night and the next. It was finally two weeks into our relationship that I considered holding his hand and 14 years later, I'm still holding his hand!”