Of the Census Bureau tally of 293,000 never-married, single adults in Hawai'i, they are among the thousands disillusioned with the bar scene and sick of looking for love in all the wrong places.
Their love happened when they weren't looking."The stipulation for dating for me is I wasn't going to date anybody until I knew I would marry them," Robertson said.
She focused on God because she thought he saved her life.
Shortly after that, she moved here and got involved in the young-adult program at church. Robertson said their love story is no different than that of many couples who meet through common interests.
His wife, Juvy Okuda, 35, a homemaker in Makakilo, is happy to promote marriage as a vocation.
Ching was shocked at what his brain was telling him. But before long, they began talking after church on Sundays and spending time together.
Their friendship grew, and Ching admitted to her what he had been thinking since the day they met.