They’ve been together for 35 years. Now their love has gone viral.

Murray Buchanan and Peter Robinson in 1986. / Robinson and Buchanan in 2021.
Murray Buchanan and Peter Robinson in 1986. / Robinson and Buchanan in 2021. Photo: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson and his partner, Murray Buchanan, have been together for 35 years and their love is just as strong as ever.

But now the internet is celebrating the Australian couple’s anniversary after Robinson tweeted photos of the pair when they first started dating and now.

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Robinson told our sister site, Queerty, that the two met while out on the town.

“We met at a nightclub on a Friday night,” he said. “I was introduced to him by his ex-partner.”

“It was just before the AIDS epidemic hit in Australia.”

Robinson says they registered their relationship with the government in 2000 before marriage equality came to the continent. He says a civil union fits their relationship just fine.

“We registered our relationship as significant other as marriage wasn’t an option at that time. That was not legal until 2017 in Australia,” he said. “The registration gives us the same rights as a married couple and doesn’t bring religion into it. We did not see a reason for it.”

Robinson says the secret to a long and happy relationship is easy.

“We basically have two rules: 1. Never go to bed on an argument. 2. And resolve an argument before leaving each other for work, etc. Always part with a kiss. It may be the last one you ever have. Sounds silly and simple,” he said, “but it has worked for us.”

As Robinson’s photos swept the social media site, users quickly responded. The tweet racked up hundreds of thousands of likes and hundreds of well wishes. Others sent photos of themselves with their longtime partners.

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