Dana Spain and Walt Moore: A solid friendship blossoms into more

Walt walked in, and walked right out of the friend zone. “Wow,” Dana thought. “He really is handsome.”

Parent Trip: Andrea and Michael Harenza looking forward to the parental journey

Meantime, they have a son who loves elephants and bright colors and things that make noise. He sleeps through the night and tries to pull himself to a standing position. “I love hanging out with him,” Michael says. “That cute little smile and laugh.”

Parent Trip: Andrea and Michael Harenza looking forward to the parental journey

Meantime, they have a son who loves elephants and bright colors and things that make noise. He sleeps through the night and tries to pull himself to a standing position. “I love hanging out with him,” Michael says. “That cute little smile and laugh.”

For Erica Carr and Nicholas Mallick, friendship — and love — came quickly

“We can have everything go wrong in our day, and she’s ok just going with the punches,” Nick said. “She’s funny – she’ll make me laugh like no other. And she’s a kid at heart, who still likes to play and have fun.”“He makes me smile, and never, ever makes me doubt anything about myself," said...

For Erica Carr and Nicholas Mallick, friendship — and love — came quickly

“We can have everything go wrong in our day, and she’s ok just going with the punches,” Nick said. “She’s funny – she’ll make me laugh like no other. And she’s a kid at heart, who still likes to play and have fun.”“He makes me smile, and never, ever makes me doubt anything about myself," said Erica.

Parent Trip: For Kim and Kate Stephan, another chance to savor parenthood

“We talked about kids as more of a dream…like what we would do if we had a daughter,” Kim says. They tried, doing at-home inseminations with sperm from the friend of a friend, for six months, with no success. “Then we kind of fizzled out,” Kate says.

Parent Trip: For Kim and Kate Stephan, another chance to savor parenthood

“We talked about kids as more of a dream…like what we would do if we had a daughter,” Kim says. They tried, doing at-home inseminations with sperm from the friend of a friend, for six months, with no success. “Then we kind of fizzled out,” Kate says.
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For Christina Zipf and BJ Glenn, being together is joyful

Then in 2017 they re-connected over social media. “If you’re ever coming home, let me know – we’ll try to get a drink or something,” Christina said.

Wedding: Lindsay McLaughlin and Stephen Wasylenko’s easy rapport turns into more

Lindsay, too, shooed any inkling of interest out of her mind. What would happen to their happy times with friends if a failed romance went sour?

Philadelphia Orchestra couple hits all the right notes in on-stage Valentine’s Day proposal

An unexpected pre-concert duet that stole the show at the Philadelphia Orchestra on Valentines Day, as second trumpet Tony Prisk got down on one knee to propose to first violin Julia Li.

Food is the language that these Valentine’s Day lovebirds share with others all year long

“They’re always making food for people, making sure everybody is taken care of, always giving,” said She’laina, 35. “It’s just something they do.”

Pa.’s ‘favorite’ romantic comedy? Hint: It stars Bradley Cooper.

Internet searches shows folks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, probably Eagles fans, list “Silver Linings Playbook” as their top romcom.

In Philly’s restaurant scene, these couples thrive in and out of their kitchens

The restaurant industry calls for late late hours, split days off and working holidays. Here's how these couples make it work.

Anti-Valentine’s Day: The best unromantic traditions for February 14

Whether in a relationship, forever single, or ready to throw your ex out the window, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Feb. 14 that don’t involve navigating crowded restaurants, buying fancy presents, or sitting at home alone.

A Valentine story: After his stroke at 32, their life changed — but their dreams came true anyway

On April 9, 2012, Kate was on the phone with Drew who was driving to visit his grandfather in the hospital when he began to slur his speech and abruptly ended the call.

Wedding: Stacie Steinbrecher and Bruno Marcinkowski get reacquainted - and then connect

“I felt too old to make the same poor choices,” Stacie said. “To help with that, we had checklists,” Bruno added.

Parent Trip: For Jane Keating and Kelly Bird, it just felt natural

Adoption felt right to both of them — and after checking out a couple of agencies, they decided to work with Open Arms Adoption Network.

Wedding: After 13 years of friendship, Ariana Seidel and Alex Hayes realize it’s something more

“I wish I had friends like that,” she thought that day in 2003.Her wish soon came true – Alex, Susanna, Emily, and the rest of their large group of friends became Ariana’s friends, too.

Wedding: For Amber Grinnage and Steven Atkinson, spending time together just felt right

“We lived on the same road, 40 miles apart,” noted Amber. A week later, in June 2015, they met mid-way on the road between them at Facenda Whitaker Lanes, a bowling alley in East Norriton.

Wedding: After full lives, Josepha Gayer and Bernard Beitch brought together by her aunts

Wedding: After full lives, Josepha Gayer and Bernard Beitch brought together by her aunts

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