I-Reporters -- many of them hopeless romantics -- share their love stories with CNN.com as well as their tips for a lasting marriage. Several mentioned two key ingredients for keeping their partners happy: communication and hard work. And of course, love
was essential. Spend the hours gearing up for Valentine’s Day, with tales of “love at first sight” and clever proposals.
Check out our sweethearts gallery
to find out how couples such as Marsha and Ted Lyman first met. You may want to keep a tissue handy.