How to keep the romance alive; love advice from America’s longest married couple

Posted at 11:26 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 23:30:01-05

A true love story right in time for Valentine ’s Day.

John and Ann Betar are the country’s longest married couple and if you think you’ve been married a while, you have nothing on them.

LONGEST MARRIED COUPLEThe pair said their “I do’s” over 80 years ago.

At 101 and 97 their secret to love is simple.

Ann’s parents had arranged for her to marry someone else.

The couple decided to elope.

They have five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.