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Real Couple: Kateri & Kristopher

Real Couple: Kateri & Kris

Get in groove with this California couple who (secretly!) met online through a shared love of house music; they're planning for baby number one this year.

Location: Sacramento, CA

Their Digs: They rent a 1,500 sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome.

Ages: She’s 33; he’s 29.

How They Met: On MySpace! Kateri was flipping through profiles and noticed their shared interests -- Kris is a house music DJ and a Raiders football fan. She sent him a message, and he invited her to come to the club where he was DJing that weekend. Leery about actually meeting a guy from the web, Kateri declined. After a couple of weeks’ worth of emails, they realized they had friends in common, and Kateri arranged to meet for a slice of pie “and the best conversation I’ve ever had with a guy!”

Secretly No One Knows: “How we met!”

Together: Since 2005

Married: July 7, 2007

Careers: Kristopher is a regional trainer at a tech services company; Kateri is a research study coordinator and counseling health psychology grad student.

Pets: An English bulldog named Toogee.

Baby Clock: Ringing! They’re considering kids this year.

Interests & Hobbies: Kristopher DJs house music (he has plans to be a “superstar house music DJ” in 10 years); Kateri draws and paints.

Biggest Pet Peeves: In his natural habitat, Kristopher (like many of the male species) strews his clothes all over the floor. Kateri (like her female peers) constantly stresses about money.

Biggest Compromise: Kateri cleans and maintains their nest. Kristopher takes charge of meals.

Nicknames: Kristopher calls Kateri “Wife-O.” Kateri calls Kristopher “Cutie Sweets.”

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