I had dinner last night with James and Craig and learned about how they met:
Craig had hosted a dinner for gay doctors at his home and James was a doctoral student at the time and attended. They didn't talk much, but did run into each other a week later and sat talking for hours.
Three months later, during a trip together to Vegas, James talked about his rent renewal being due. Craig simply asked, "Shouldn't we first talk about moving in together?" Within eight months of meeting, they set up a home together.
James told me that during his residency (a grueling process), Craig never missed bringing dinner to him (3x/week for a year) and sitting together in the car as they ate.
Craig and James have been together for 5+ years.
And now something completely (kind of) different...