Shani posted an online dating profile in December 2003 and Dave wrote to her within hours. For their first date (January 3, 2004), they went ice skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. To this day, neither can ice skate.
Since then, they have visited remote islands, filled camera memory cards, watched the entire run of Deep Space 9 and Babylon 5 together, and planted trees in their yard that are still alive two years later. In short, they've been happy ever since.
Now, they are getting married!
Dave and Shani on their first date: