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Real Couple: Cindy & Dustin

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Their Digs: 850 sq. ft., 2-bedroom, 1½-bath townhouse

Ages: She’s 24; he’s 28.

Together: 4 years

Married: July 28, 2006

Careers: Cindy’s working on a PhD in psychology; Dustin is an editor/writer.

Pets: Two dogs, Pom Pom and Casper; and a cat, Beau

Biggest Worry: Paying off their student loans

Fight most about: Stupid little things, like how the dishes should be done.  Then they just forget about them because they’re so silly.

Splurge: New car (Prius!), Portland Trail Blazers season tickets, and a luxe shopping vacation to NYC

Guilty Pleasures: Cindy digs designer purses, shoes and chocolate; Dustin loves video games and 80's cartoons on DVD

Have Sex: 5 times a week

Baby Clock: In 4 or 5 years

Anniversary Gift: A weekend at a bed and breakfast in Napa Valley touring vineyards

Downtime: They enjoy trying new foods and restaurants, traveling, decorating the house and attending live sporting events.

Who Loves to Cook: Dustin’s the chef in the household; he likes making French dinners and experimenting with new desserts.

-- Caitlin Losey

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