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Real Couple: Shannon & Bryan

Meet this fun-loving, California-based couple who enjoy traveling the world together (they recently celebrated their first year anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!).

Bryan and Shannon

Meet this fun-loving, California-based couple who enjoy traveling the world together (they recently celebrated their first year anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!)

Location: Castro Valley, CA

Their Digs: 1,440 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Ages: They’re both 32.

How They Met: They met at work when they were only 19, then reconnected through a mutual friend’s Myspace page!

Together: Since February 15, 2007

Married: April 17, 2009

Careers: Shannon is a Security Specialist for the U.S. Government, while Bryan works as a scientist in molecular genetics.

Interests & Hobbies: Traveling, running, scuba-diving, photography, wine-tasting, spending time with family and friends, and collecting sand from beaches from around the world.

Pets: A rescued tabby/calico kitty named K.C. Roo (“because when she plays, she kicks her legs like a kangaroo!")

Baby Clock: They’re hoping for a 2011 baby!

Guilty Pleasure: Taking advantage of great travel deals!

Biggest Pet Peeves: Shannon: "Bryan leaves his shoes in the walkways at home, so I hide them!" Bryan: "Her ear-piercing burps."

Have Sex: That’s a secret!

Biggest Compromise: According to Shannon, they're biggest compromise is leaving the bedroom window halfway open at night, as Shannon likes the room toasty, while Bryan likes it cool. ("It's not a huge compromise!") Shannon adds that Bryan's compromise is watching way more chick flicks than he ever thought possible.

Nicknames for Each Other: Shannon calls Bryan “Sweetness." Bryan calls Shannon “Brown", because of her year-round tan.

In 10 Years they hope to be: “Still traveling the planet, but with our future kids, and have a much larger collection of sand from beaches around the world!" They're also toying with the idea of starting their own custom travel business-- a perfect fit it seems!

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