Ramie Sutter, 39, EMT, right: I was having coffee, sitting by myself at Vivace. This beautiful lady, as she was leaving, she popped a note on my table. And . . . Dana Wallentine, 31, full-time student at the University of Washingtonâ€™s Foster School of Business, left: And thatâ€™s what I did. I said you are beautiful, please give me a call, maybe we can have coffee together sometime. And gave her my number! RS: And we did. Four years ago. DW: Oh, and I got her to move to Seattle. She never went home to Palm Springs. RS: I wasn't living here at the time. So basically I stayed for her. DW: And braved the cold and wet, like a champ. RS: Most of the time. Our heat is on 80 degrees constantly. It's not very often that the pretty girl chases me. I usually have to use a lot of humor and charm. DW: Have you seen our picture? She was on a stool the entire time! RS: I'm often on my tiptoes. But my calves look amazing.
Parker Travis, 50, financial accountant at Seattle Weekly, the one on the right: We met through a hiking group. I was a member for some time, and just kind of showed up at our meeting place, and Paul was there with a good friend of ours. We flirted over the course of many weeks on different hikes. And then at the end of August we went on our first date. Paul Hill II, 46, paralegal, the one on the left: We actually flirted for several months. PT: A couple months. PH: It's an outdoor adventure group called Outventures. PT: This was in 2005. I think I was the pursuer. PH: I was interested. He's kind of a subtle pursuer. I didn't really realize it at first. It wasn't until we were on a camping trip with a big group of people and he and I ended up by a river. PT: By ourselves. PH: By ourselves, talking and looking at the stars. And then one thing led to another. PT: Then I kissed him. That's what he means. Seattle Weekly: [And the name of that river?] PT: The Bumping River. [laughter]