Their eyes met across the dance floor at a Bonar Long night out and the attraction was instantaneous.
Now, six decades later, the Dundee couple are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.
Sadie Reid, from Linlathen, was working at Hamilton Carhartt down at Carolina Port when she first met Mid Craigie lad James Muir in 1954.
Their first date was at the Broadway cinema, which used to be in Arthurstone Terrace.
“It was a sad film, as I recall,” said Sadie.
“I cried all the way through.”
There were happier times ahead, however, as the couple became engaged just before Jim went off to do his National Service in the Catering Corps.
He served in the UK before 18 months in Hanover, which he enjoyed so much that the couple often visited Germany in later years.
They married at St Vincent’s, on the Kingsway, in January 1957, and as Jim, now 80, had only had five days’ leave from the Army, the honeymoon was a trip to his brother’s in Inverkeithing.
After his spell in the military, he returned to Dundee and was a taxi driver for 36 years.
Jim and Sadie, 81, have sons Kevin, a chef, and Trevor, a plumber running his own franchise, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
So, what’s the secret of happiness?
“Just get on with things,” said Sadie.
“Keep active,” said Jim. “We’re always out walking or visiting, or just jumping on the nearest bus for a day somewhere.”