An elderly couple who met online and got married is encouraging others with their love story.

According to People, the story of 88-year-old Anne Cooper-Menguy and 93-year-old Robert Marshall began after Marshall stumbled upon Cooper-online Menguy’s dating profile in October 2019.

He felt “this amazing power” when he saw Anne’s photo, and he instantly knew she was the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.




After dating for two years, the couple decided to get married. They now share their love story in an effort to inspire others, regardless of age, to never give up on finding true love.

Before visiting Match.com, Robert and Anne had both experienced widowhood. The wife claimed that while most older people see the death of a partner as the “end of an era,” people are now “healthier and living longer.”

According to the East Hampton Star, Robert has two daughters, Gabrielle Salomon and Annette Franey, three grandchildren, and one stepgrandchild, whilst Anne has a daughter, Myla Pridgen, a son, Kjell Purnel, four grandsons, and two great-grandchildren.

Robert, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, claimed to have used the dating site for roughly two years and to have had “10,000 photographs” and “100 phone talks” before finding Anne’s profile.

But one day, he happened to see Anne’s photograph in something that, in his words, said “more than a thousand words” and inspired him to get in touch with her only from the image.

When Anne saw Robert waiting for her outside her apartment on the corner wearing a trench coat, she claimed she immediately thought of Sam Spade, the private eye from The Maltese Falcon. Their first meeting was at a French restaurant.

In March 2020, the pair had a two-week Caribbean cruise. When they got back, New York had already entered the COVID-19 lockdown, so they made the decision to quarantine together.

“I started to fall in love with him right off the bat,” Anne told People. “He’s got gentleness mixed with strength. He’s everything I ever dreamed of in a man since I was little.”

In March 2020, the pair had a two-week Caribbean cruise. When they got back, New York had already entered the COVID-19 lockdown, so they made the decision to quarantine together.

The majority of Anne’s time during quarantine was spent in Robert’s East Hampton house, where the interior designer also redecorated his flooded New York apartment.

The pair got engaged on Christmas after their cruise and quarantine, and on June 11, they wed at East Hampton Point.

The bride, who was stunning in a pink dress with a lace top, declared:

Additionally, Robert added that the memorable day will live in his mind forever and that they “touched so many souls” and are “so pleased” to have met.

In addition to making a commitment to each other’s health and happiness, the couple made some humorous pledges, such as Robert letting Anne watch Fox News three hours per week and her letting Robert scream about Trump for three hours each week.

“We have such a strong, sincere, warm love,” Anne said. “It’s contagious.”

Best wishes to Robert and Anne!