Steve & Ian met through now defunct website Pinkboard 13 years ago, in 1998.
After meeting for lunch, we have been together ever since. Originally my name was Steve Monk, but decided early on, that although Gay marriages weren’t legal, I could at least take Ians surname, so I changed my name legally to be the same as his. Even though I am 15 years older than Ian, I decided to take his surname rather than him take mine because of my bioilogical family disowning me when I came out.
In 1999 we had a Commitment Ceremony surrounded by family and friends.
Several days ago on Monday 10th October, we decided to get Engagement Rings.