Chris and John Chris and John have been together for 20 years. They met in an adult bookstore in 1994 and as John explained succinctly, “were both attracted to each other. Have sex. Talk later.” When the smoke settled, John found himself very much attracted to Chris’s intelligence, uncanny intuition, and good judgment. He also defers to Chris and his European sensibilities on all matters of style, décor, and fashion. Chris hails from the Celtic area of France known as Bretagne, or Brittany. Unlike foreign-born partners in other couples included in this project, he has experienced no problems with immigration and secured his US citizenship five years ago. He is still very close to his family and returns yearly to France to visit his sisters. Occasionally John travels with him to his homeland, but they often take separate vacations as well. In addition to their lovely Philadelphia home, they own property in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. John credits the fact that they are very, very different as one of the reasons they have stayed together for as long as they have: “It's a positive thing. I am social; Chris is the quiet one. I cook; he cleans up. He’s the philosopher; I’m the doer. We complement each other.” They have been riding motorcycles together for 13 years. At first John was apprehensive, but a training course helped allay his concerns. Plus, they decided that since they were not the least bit interested in golf, biking was something they could do together as they got older. Now they are avid bikers. They take several short trips and one long one every year, traveling, for example, to Nova Scotia, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Québec, and an adventure along Route 6 in northern Pennsylvania. John explains that they are “very in tune with each other on the bikes. I know what he’s going to do before he does it.” There's a synergy there that has to be felt more than explained. As I sat on one of their bikes after the photo shoot and felt the power of the machine, their passion became clearer to me.