Day 46 of 100 Indian Tinder Tales
I don’t even want to say that I am inspired by my favourite painting. Any guesses.
T from London shares her tale.
“It was my first Tinder date. I was never judgemental about the idea but it took me a year to try it myself. I had been in a 5 year long abusive relationship before I moved to London. I wasn’t bitter. I wanted to explore new things, different men.
I walked past the Tower Bridge with nervous excitement. I had my escape route planned. Luckily, that was unnecessary. We spoke for six hours over beers. He was very sweet and listened to me with awe. He was a banker, who was in London for a short period. He was smitten by my unconventionality, outspokenness, opinions, feminism. He walked me home. I didn’t know if i’d meet him again.
The next day he sent me a romantic Hindi song. Mr. Banker called himself a bathroom singer, but boy was he talented! We met again. We walked across all the bridges of London, and spoke about our phobias and dreams. It was 12 in the night. There was not a single human in sight. We stood there staring at the Thames and the magnificent Tower Bridge. I asked him to sing. He sang. We kissed. He was the second guy I kissed in my life. He walked me home.
He told me the next day that he was in love with me. He was supposed to leave for India that same day. I couldn’t say anything. We decided to stay friends but it was difficult. I wish I could convey to him that he made me believe in love again. I have been on several Tinder dates after that but he holds the most special and pure place in my heart. His song still reverberates in my mind when I feel lonely, and London has a way of making one feel that a lot.”