In 2005, Jim met Mark, an Australian business executive, at a cocktail party and struck up a conversation about biographies and history. At the end of the evening, Jim—still new to the gay dating scene—asked Mark, "So, what do we do now?" Mark said, "We have dinner."
The couple is now sharing a historic New Jersey mansion and building a new life together. "I just knew that Mark was meant to be my life partner," Jim says. "We just have a very full and loving relationship. ... It's a great gift."