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Real Couple: Blaire & Chris

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Get to know this fourth grade teacher and information specialist from Tennessee who had their first date at Blaire's brother's wedding!

Ages: Blaire is 27; Chris is 35

Their digs: They own a 1,900 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in Pleasant View, TN

How they met: Blaire is proud to admit the couple met online! "After emailing back and forth for a few weeks, we met in person and immediately clicked. We both felt a true connection and friendship -- falling in love was the natural progression from there. Our first photo was actually taken one week after we began dating at my brother’s wedding. Looking back, I never would have asked another guy to be my date to a wedding! But Chris was excited and was embraced by my family and friends."

Together: 2 years

Married: November 7, 2009

Careers: Blaire is a fourth grade teacher, and Chris is an information specialist for the Tennessee Department of Safety.

Baby clock: "There are days that we absolutely want children and there are days when thinking about kids kind of makes us panic. We decided to give ourselves two years to decide -- so you’ll have to check back with us in 2011!"

Pet peeves: Chris: "She tries to control my driving. All the time -- she is the worst passenger!" Blaire: "This sounds crazy but he is too laid back sometimes! I'd like to see a little fire in him, especially when our Internet goes out."

Biggest compromise: When the couple met, they lived an hour and a half away from one another. After they got engaged, they put Chris' house on the market and bought a house together. They had to compromise on its location and picked Pleasant Valley because it's halfway between Blaire's and Chris' jobs.

Secret no one knows: The couple is currently in the planning phase of their first home addition. They plan to add a brick sunroom off the master bedroom before 2012. Chris also wants to go sky diving in the near future, but Blaire says he'll have to do that "without his lovely wife by his side."

Guilty pleasures: They're currently obsessed with the TV show Fringe, and they're cookie monsters!

In 10 years: Blaire wants to get a doctorate in reading, Chris will be a technology specialist manager, and they'll know the answer about the baby clock question for sure this time!

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-- Lauren Le Vine

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