Day 51 of 100 Indian Tinder Tales
A from Delhi shares her love story.
“I always associated Tinder with hooking up and easy sex. While you’re in your late twenties, you’re well educated and your friends are delivering babies every now and then; that’s what you need: hook ups and easy sex.
So sometime in January this year, I logged on to Tinder. I wasn’t looking for anything, except some respite from all the “cultured” “good-looking” “mama’s boys” who my parents wanted me to check out on these creepy matrimonial websites. I wasn’t particularly looking for company either, since I am quite social in real life. It was perhaps my curiosity.
A few matches and a few creeps later (maybe in another post), I found someone interesting (let’s call him J). We started off by confessing our mutual love for the mountains and hatred for Delhi summers. We had much in common, and yet we were so different. We exchanged numbers, and like the loyal woman I have been, I uninstalled the application from my phone. One man woman (at a time).
Got texting each other, decided to meet. J made me wait on the first date! But he made up for it by telling me such stories of his experiences with people, the world, food experiments, travelling and what not. I was charmed like a little girl! The second date happened three weeks later, and J asked me out. I ended up saying yes.
Not only is J a gentleman, but also someone who makes me feel very comfortable in my skin. We can just be ourselves with each other and not fear about being judged in any sense of the word. He isn’t a “sapiosexual” in the urban sense of the word, but he knows his shit. The ideal man, as I would say, who loves his space and is secure enough to give me mine.
It was awkward in the beginning, but guess what? We are in love, we’ve made it official and we’ve spoken to our families about it!
Are we getting married? Yes.
When? No idea (hopefully not too soon).
Tinder is not the place you go to looking for love, but sometimes it’s waiting for you out there. Don’t stop looking till you find it, or it finds you! “