On a beautiful night at the Pier in Naples, I found Eric Gonzales and Sonia Lopez holding each other under the stars, as the waves washed ashore beneath them. The young lovers, both 25, have been together for two years. 'Maybe one year from now, I will get her a ring,' says Eric. 'I can wait,' says Sonia. The couple, both from Golden Gate, work long hours. Eric is a carpenter and Sonia does kitchen prep in a local restaurant. The two don't often make it to the beach to spend some romantic time together, and as Eric explained to me: 'We only have 45 minutes.' He wanted to spend it with Sonia instead of answering my questions. I understood completely.

Photo by Darron R. Silva, Daily News

On a beautiful night at the Pier in Naples, I found Eric Gonzales and Sonia Lopez holding each other under the stars, as the waves washed ashore beneath them. The young lovers, both 25, have been together for two years. "Maybe one year from now, I will get her a ring," says Eric. "I can wait," says Sonia. The couple, both from Golden Gate, work long hours. Eric is a carpenter and Sonia does kitchen prep in a local restaurant. The two don't often make it to the beach to spend some romantic time together, and as Eric explained to me: "We only have 45 minutes." He wanted to spend it with Sonia instead of answering my questions. I understood completely.

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