So they took it - into a Realtor's office.
Like a lot of young couples in the real-estate-obsessed Bay Area, Alexis and Rob's biological clock was chiming "Buy a House" much louder than it was tolling "Get Married." In a soaring real-estate market, the wedding could wait. "The bottom line is, around here, I felt more pressure to buy a house and find a place to live than to find a wife," says Rob, a 29-year-old bartender and budding contractor. "I figured if I didn't buy now, by the time I was 35 a regular house would cost us, what, $2 million?"