updated 05/19/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/21/2010 AT 10:15 AM ET
It helps for a couple to have romantic chemistry. For Seth Green and his new bride Clare Grant, romance came after a shared passion for comic books, television and fast food.
Green, 36, and Grant, 30, first met in 2007 at the reopening of their favorite comic book store, Golden Apple Comics, where Green was on-hand to sign autographs and Grant was photographing the event.
“We met that night but didn’t have the opportunity to connect,” he tells PEOPLE. “Then we met each other a second time at Comic-Con. We both had so much in common and kept running in to each other throughout the week.”
After a mutual friend passed Grant’s phone number to Green, the two met up for, as Green puts it, “a play date.”