Mat Boggs and Jason Miller traveled the U.S. in an RV to find the secrets to lasting love. They asked couples married forty years or more to share what made their marriages last. 12;000 miles; 25 cities; and 250 interviews later; both guys are older; wiser; and; perhaps most importantly; single!
Introducing Project Everlasting: Last summer, Mat Boggs and Jason Miller traveled the U.S. in an RV to find the secrets to lasting love. They asked couples married forty years or more to share what made their marriages last. 12,000 miles, 25 cities, and 250 interviews later, both guys are older, wiser, and, perhaps most importantly, single! So TANGO asked them out on a double date.
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Where: The Roxy Diner, New York, NY
Bachelor #2 (left): Jason Miller Age: 29 What he ordered: A Cobb salad
TANGO: So how did Project Everlasting get started?
Mat: It all started with my grandparents. They have the most adorable love story. [Editor’s note: As if by magic, the background music in the diner changes. Cue Etta James’ At Last. Everybody laughs.]
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TANGO: Sorry, you were saying…?
Mat: Well, it wouldn’t have happened if my grandpa hadn’t been diagnosed with cancer. My mom said, “You need to start spending time with your grandparents.” So we started going out once a week. We called it Adventures With A Professor. Each week my grandma would pick some out-of-the-way place for us to have lunch, sometimes two hours outside of Oregon, and we’d talk all the way there. I was going through a bad break-up with a girl I thought I would marry, so that’s how it all got started.
TANGO: How did Jason get involved?
Jason: When Mat called me, I was living in L.A. I was in the groove, doing my dating thing. I’d gotten out of a three-year relationship, so I was thrilled just to be single. Marriage was the last thing on my mind. But Mat and I have always done projects together. Our first was an anti-smoking poster in the third grade. We won first prize!