A gay Marine couple talks about dating and falling in love in a YouTube clip.

In the nearly 17-minute video, Russ and Matt answer questions about their relationship from Facebook fans.

In response to the question, “What did you do on your first date?” Russ answered: “There was no real defined line on what our first date was, because we were good friends before we started dating. So like we hung out all the time. And then we're like, 'Hey we're dating now.' Then we hung out all the time afterward.”

At one point the men share a kiss. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The video is striking given that the military ban on openly gay troops, also known as “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” ended less than 18 months ago.

In a second video, Russ said his father reacted negatively to his coming out.

“He really only had three things to say to me when I came out to him,” Russ said. “And that was: One. I was dead to him. Two. He could never be more ashamed of me. Three. And that he's moving out of the town we live in, because he doesn't want to live in a town where everybody knows he has a faggot for a son.”