1. Mikey says

    @Joey – Watching that video, I recall the first year my partner & I were together. For us, it was almost 33 years ago. And here we are, still together, still in love. It’s not the same, not as smoochie-smoochie. But it’s deeper, without the need for saying ‘I love you’ every day, without the need to be touching each other all the time. The sex is still good, just not as ‘needy’ or ‘mindless’. We’ve been together longer than most every str8 couple in our lives. Your man is out there. Just keep your heart open.

  2. Michael in Toronto says

    Yeah, ditch the music, I’d rather hear what they say.

    As Joni Mitchell put it:

    “It always seems so righteous at the start
    When there’s so much laughter
    When there’s so much spark
    When there’s so much sweetness in the dark…”

  3. JustKev says

    Nicely said Mikey!!! Reminds me of the first year me and my husband were together. It was a magical time. 18 years later the love is so much deeper and still magical at times.

  4. says

    Have to agree with @Mikey, if you are one of those guys out there who believes it will never happen – it can and it will. There will be men in your path and if you want a partner its up to you. Greg and I have been married 7 yrs. I can remember fearing such a commitment until he came along and he asked me to marry. I knew then life without him would be very empty.

  5. Scott says

    I had that love but my partner died from a sudden massive cerebral aneurysm and died Thanksgiving morning in 1993. I only had 9 very short years with him and there is not a day that passes that I don’t wish I could gaze into his beutiful blue eyes just one more time. I was blessed and highly favored in having those 9 years. I have hopes of loving again, but if it doesn’t happen, I did at least know what it felt like.

  6. C.J. says

    SO ADORABLE! This totally reminds my of my partner and I when we were first together – and it makes me want to run and hug him and kiss him right now! He is FOR SURE getting lucky tonight :) HA!

    Seriously though, VERY precious!

  7. Howard says

    What I love about this video is that the blond guy is drop dead gorgeous and the dark haired one is “ordinary” looking. Despite the disparity in their looks they have found each other and they are obviously in love. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder and that is such an important lesson to teach.

    If you are lucky enough to find this kind of deep love, treasure it and take care of it. It won’t blossom by itself. Reminds me of me and my hubby (10 years together and still going strong).

  8. says

    @Scott – so sorry for the loss, seriously. Pls don’t give up on finding love again. Our neighbor, 64YO, has lost two partners, the last to pancreatic cancer. We went through the loss with him and it brought home to both Greg and myself how every moment we have together is ours.

  9. jhr459 says

    Yeah Mikey-way to go-33 years, Meand my husband are right behind you with 30 years and I ‘get’ everything you said. Also kudos to 18 and 25 years too. maybe we could do a poll and see how many of us are not like the str8 perception.

  10. Nicolas says

    Aah, they made the video private. Gah! Seems they didn’t like all the attention. I did a cursory search online and a lot of websites posted this video today.

    C’mon guys, if you are reading this, please let us see it. Everyone is raving about how sweet it is.

  11. Mark says

    Surely a bunch of Bitter Bettties and homophobes hated on the video (and the guys) until they made it private and blocked comments.

    It’s too bad more gay men don’t encourage and celebrate this instead of pissing all over it with their cynicism.

    I guess they’d rather they were trolling the internet for “raw” sex.

    I’m so sick of haters.

    Good for you, Will and Joe!

  12. redball says

    “the blond guy is drop dead gorgeous and the dark haired one is “ordinary” looking”

    What a weird & biased statement to make. The blond may be drop-dead gorgeous to you but AS YOU SAID beauty is in the eye of the beholder & I’m sure many would find the dark-haired man very fine.

  13. chasingvegas says

    Love, Love, Love this video. My partner & i recently celebrated 14 years together & i wish i had a video like this to look back on. I’m gonna watch that again!

  14. stranded says

    @ Mikey… I’m glad it’s worked out for you, but in all honestly, you’re one of the lucky few.

    With the tough economic times we’ve had over the past couple of decades, financial stability now comes into play when you date someone. It’s no longer a matter of being in love. Love won’t put a meal on your plate or pay your bills.

    Let’s be realistic here, if you want to date a good-looking guy, you better have money. If you’re interested in a younger guy then you better be loaded as well. It’s as Jim Carrey said in I love you Phillip Morris- “Being gay is expensive!!!

  15. Anonymous says

    Beautiful video…

    22 years here and I share the sentiments of the other long-term couples that have commented here. The love only grows stronger with time. It’s heartening to hear this is an experience shared by others as well.

  16. dixichuk says

    @chris..thanks for the new link. We’re at 35 this year, son is 14. I remember the days of yellow roses and love notes on the windshield. Still have them pressed and packed away somewhere. Nowadays a good footrub after a long day says it all. Ain’t love grand!!

  17. Rob says

    You tube link works- and it’s a stunner. More genuine because of the clunky sound mixing. Makes me want to be sure my partner and I stay tapped int to this feeling with each other.

    The comments about the loss of a partner are sad and sweet and all too realistic. The odds that we’d go on the same day are very slim. That makes me want to put down my laptop and roll over and kiss him. Oh wait, he just got up to get me coffee….

  18. Chip says

    Yay – the video is no longer private. Here is what Joe says about the video and how its popularity gook them by surprise:
    The Story Behind This Video: Will & I have been together for coming up to two years. Last year for Christmas I bought him a diary and wrote memorable dates in it, like the date of our first date etc. That kind of corny stuff! This year, I wanted to make a video, so made this video for him and called it “this is our year.” (not because it’s a montage of clips from the past year, but more so because it’s OUR first proper full year together). I uploaded it to Vimeo a few days ago, but it was never my intention for it to go public – and as a novice Vimeo user, I didn’t quite get the privacy settings correct(!)

    Next day, after a day at work and going to a Christmas market with Will, we came back home and when I checked my emails I realised that it had gone viral. It has been a bit of a shock, as I didn’t think anyone else had access to it (my mistake!) – let alone 20,000 had watched it. We’re grateful for all the lovely comments, and apologise that we had to take it offline for a while, while we figured out if keeping it up was the best thing to do.

    Merry Christmas x

  19. greg says

    I recently met a very happy and vital kind of man who is surprised to find that at 70 he has found the love of his life. They realize that they don’t have much time left and are making the best of it.

    My therapist told me last week that he thinks the two most important things you can do in your life is to learn how to love and to create. How appropriate that I heard the jazz standard “Nature Boy” while driving last night.

    The paradox of this life thing is how to be content while alone and also open to loving. But it starts with yourself. These guys clearly have good and happy self-images.

  20. Dr, C says

    What a great vid. Met my husband on the first day of college- 27 years ago- and I knew it the moment I saw him- Love at first sight- and we are wonderfully affectionate- say ‘I love you’ dozens of times a day,,, and I love watching him come through the door at night- thanks for posting this- more please!

  21. Kirsty says

    Hope you don’t mind a straight person commenting, but this is a lovely video… I am a bit of a cynic about love, as just about everyone I know seems to be getting divorced (or sticking together and treating each other like crap), so it’s nice to remember that it can be as simple as two nice people being kind to one another. Best wishes guys.

  22. TJ says

    Interesting, reading the comments. So much good will, yet so much cynicism. It took a long time to find my prince. And he isn’t always princely. But he was and is ultimately worthy the wait. We spent the evening together, in front of the fire, snuggled, improbably, on the couch. With a faithful hound warming the feet. Nearly 25 years – longer than any of the multiple relationships of my straight siblings. I see your cynicism and raise with hope and love and peace – of soul, and heart, and mind.

  23. Morning Tundra says

    What a stupid, insensitive, and inaccurate comment, Howard Were you always so superficial and insecure? Did it occur to you that these guys might read the comments?

    These two are adorable and happily enjoying the time of their lives. May they have a marvelous 2012 and a long life of love and togetherness.

  24. Jamie says

    @Scott – When I read your comment, I had to look to see who wrote it; it could have been me. My Michael of 28 yrs, also died from a brain aneurysm. I was fortunate enough to have one day with him, even though he was in a coma — I sat with him, held his hand, and spoke my heart to him before we took him off life support. I don’t regret one day of our relationship. I probably will never find a love as strong (and as tempestuous) as that one, but I’m grateful he was in my life. No – he WAS my life. I think this video is so sweet and I agree with so many of the comments. As Oscar Hammerstein wrote — “Once you have found him, never let him go.” A beautiful love story, and it made me smile and feel peaceful today.

  25. FunMe says

    Beautiful! And Mikey and JHR459 … we need videos from you as well to show that gay people can experience love at all ages. Congrats on your 30+ years!

  26. Alex says

    I watched this video and was cracking up at Chrissy’s comment, and then came across Scott, whose comment brought me to tears.

    I’m currently dating a Brit and this video and Scott’s comment reminded me to just enjoy each moment and not take it for granted.

  27. ThomT says

    I would have never put these two guys together yet that is what makes love so mysterious and wonderful. Two people who find, and are attracted to, each other for a reason that might not be understood by anyone. After 32 years I still wake up daily wondering how, yet eterily grateful that, my partner and I found each other. We drive each other crazy when we’re together and go crazy when we’re apart. Our friends and family refer to us by running both our names together as one and virtually everyone insists that there are no two people more suited for each other. Ironically both of us were big party guys and didn’t want any more than a one night stand when met.

  28. jamal49 says

    Lovely video. Nice to know such sweet, kind, gentle and undemanding love is shared between two very adorable men. Haven’t experienced it much in my life but I am thankful for the few times I did have it. Surely would love to have it again, especially now that I, um, “get it” (what love is, that is).

  29. DB says

    My husband and I just celebrated our twelfth anniversary and we are as in love as ever. Also, our son will be turning two next month. Love and marriage are awesome.

  30. Paul Keckonen says

    My Michael and I just celebrated (by doing nothing LOL) our 21st anniversary. I got a little teary eyed watching this video, remembering our first year.

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