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Fall in Love: San Francisco Couple Finds Love Online


Welcome to our Fall in Love series featuring authentic love stories from all different kinds of couples. If you want to be featured, here's how.

Today's couple — Rebekah and Adam — emailed back and forth for two weeks before deciding to take things to real life. Never one to settle for ordinary, Rebekah suggested a scavenger hunt, and Adam was game. He put clues all over a Safeway in San Francisco, and Rebekah showed up with a prop magnifying glass made out of cardboard, paint, and plastic wrap. They found each, of course, on more than one level.

That was a Tuesday. Four days later, they professed their love; five months later, they married. They'll tell you more below.

TrèsSugar: How long have you been together?
Rebekah and Adam: Since Aug. 29, 2006. The day we met.

TS: What do you do for a living?
Rebekah: Optician at SEE Eyewear
Adam: Senior product manager for Electronic Arts

TS: How did you meet?
Rebekah: I like looking at the m4w ads on Craigslist since they are generally good for a laugh. I generally look for three words: "Jewish" since I'm Jewish, "Persian" because I am also Persian, and "glasses" because (surprise!) I like glasses. I found an ad whose title was "looking for partner for mischief" after I inputted "Jewish." I read the ad and instantly knew I hated the person. He poked fun at a number of my guilty pleasures like Sex and the City and Entertainment Weekly. He had to know how much I hated him. I wrote an email with the subject line "I want to punch you in the face."

Adam: At two in the morning!! She wrote that to me and I thought she must have been crazy. I did however decide to write back to her. She seemed like she had personality.

Rocking out in an exclusive Portland gig.

Family photo spoof. Notice the unhappy dog with the<br />
ribbon around his neck.

Last year's holiday card

Picture a friend in London drew from an existing photo.

Columbus Circle in NYC about 2 years ago.

TS: Describe the other person in one word.
Adam on Rebekah: Not possible.
Rebekah on Adam: Impossible.

TS: What's the one thing you have most in common?
Rebekah: Our mutual love of music. Adam plays the piano, guitar, and mandolin.
Adam: And Rebekah sings. We have a band named Ms.Mister with another gentleman. We both like getting home and writing songs or just figuring a favorite tune to learn.
Rebekah: Recently we wrote and recorded a song about one of our favorite things: Oliver, our dog.
Adam: The song has a sad bit of irony to it too. Oliver HATES when we play music live. Yet we opted to write a song about him.
Rebekah: He'll deal.

TS: What's the one way you differ the most?
Adam: Anatomically? Is that a trick question?

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