PORTLAND, Tenn. - One couple experienced first date jitters in a way that few people in this life ever will. NewsChannel 5's Jeff Tang and photojournalist Nathan Sharkey went to Sumner County for a first date that turned into much more than that.
From the word go, Norman and Beth were living in another world, a virtual world.
"I was lost and searching. I've been searching for him my whole life," said Beth. "I'd never even talked to anyone online before."
After three months of online poker and online bliss, Norman, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and Beth, who lives in Memphis, decided to meet in Sumner County.
"It was torture, torture, I couldn't get here quick enough," said Beth.
The Sumner County building may seem like a weird place for a first date, but Norman and Beth had an explanation. They were there to get married.
"If you find love and you feel it don't hesitate to take a chance. It's so worth it, so worth it," said Beth.
Norman is planning to move from Lexington to live with his new bride in Memphis.