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Glenn Wilson + Jim Petroutsos


#Couplegoals. Illustrator Leo Greenfield brings gay love stories to life through words and pictures with this ongoing series.


Words + Illustration: Leo Greenfield


25th September 2018

Couple

Glenn Wilson, 47, senior business analyst, Melbourne.

Jim Petroutsos, 48, graphic designer, Melbourne.

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Meeting

In the lead up to Christmas at a party aun by mutual friends in Hawthorn, Melbourne in 2003.

First kiss

At the Market Hotel in Prahan on the side of the dance floor - the night after the Christmas party.

I love to look at…

Jim: Glenn’s face and dress sense.

Glenn: Jim’s stocky build and the shape of his head.

I love…

Jim: That Glenn is kind-hearted.

Glenn: Jim’s sense of humour.

Biggest compromise

Jim: Selecting interiors!

Glenn: Being comfortable playing the supporting act (sometimes) in social situations.

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Greatest challenge

Maintaining a desirable level of fitness, intimacy and physicality as middle-aged men, juggling busy careers with an active social lifestyle. 

Favourite holiday

Three weeks in Paris and the South of France. It was our first big holiday together and a test for us after dating for just a year.


In 10 years we will be…

Exploring the world together using Melbourne as our home base, with maybe a couple of fur babies.

Relationship advice

Jim: Show your crazy up front.

Glenn: If the crazy is real, get the hell outta there.

Your #couplegoals

Miss Piggy and Kermit because they're different in so many ways (including species) but they somehow make it work.

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