Valentine’s Day is coming up, so we decided to ask this sweet 90-year-old couple advice on how to make love last.
Les and Norma McIntyre of Shingle Springs, California, have been happily married and in love for over 70 years. The pair still does everything together – from taking their morning mile walk at 6:30 a.m. to cooking healthy and nutritious meals.
Basically, Les and Norma were relationship goals before relationship goals existed.
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The precious duo met in 1939 at San Juan Union High in the band room – Les played trumpet and Norma played the French horn.
“We’ve been together ever since,” Les tells PEOPLE with a laugh.
“We fall more and more in love every day!” Norma adds. “He’s my man!”
During their seven decades together, Les and Norma have learned all there is to know about making love last. Now, for the first time ever, they’re giving up their secret! Check out their top tips, below.
Don’t Forget to Say I Love You!
“We tell each other 10 times a day,” says Norma. “We are getting forgetful, so we have to keep reminding each other!”
Physical Connection Is Vital
“We embrace each other very frequently each day. There’s a chemical change when we touch,” explains Les.
Treasure the Important Moments
“I remember our first kiss like it was yesterday. He walked me to the porch and said, ‘May I kiss you goodnight?’ I got my eyes closed and face up ready for a kiss and he kissed me on the forehead. Boy did that get me. That just doesn’t happen today!” squeals Norma.
Keep Each Other Healthy
“I cook so he stays healthy. I”m keeping him alive!” says Norma.
“She sure is!” agrees Les.
Treat Each Day Like Valentine’s Day
“We hope everyone is as happy as we are. Every single day is a blessing together,” says Norma.