Day 54 of 100 Indian Tinder Tales
V from Mumbai shares her tale
“And it started with a right swipe!
My exams were over. I had a month-long vacation and had nothing to do. Which is when my sister suggested to install Tinder. I had tried it before but was not so happy with the hook-up approaches but as I was bored and thought I should give it a try again.
I wasn’t surprised to see guys wanting to hook up. But in all those guys, I came across this person who was the one I was looking for!
A very calm, composed person who was very clear about what he wanted since the beginning. He wasn’t there for sex definitely! We had quite a few good conversations. On the very second or third day he told me that he was in a relationship with a girl and was gonna marry her. I was taken aback and felt bad about it. He told me that he wasn’t happy with the relationship and didn’t want to marry her. I suggested not to get married then but then he explained why he couldn’t. He had made a committment to her and almost everybody in his family, relatives, friends, knew about her and he didn’t want to break anybody’s heart. Even though it was a compromise he was ready to do it. I respected him for his decision but was heart broken to know that. I just knew him for less than a week but felt there was some connection and didn’t want to let go.
We chatted because it felt good to have somebody who understood me like nobody did. We knew we both liked each other but we didn’t say it. But one day he said he loves me and I too wanted to tell him the same, but I didn’t. We still continued talking and one day I just could not resist it and eventually confessed my feelings. We knew there was no way ahead for us but still talked because at that moment only that felt right and made us happy.
And after knowing each other for five months, we finally met! Yes, you read that right we met for the first time after knowing each other for five months. We spent the whole day together and those were the best moments of my life. I just didn’t want that day to end and wanted to stay there with him, forever. But life doesn’t always give you what you expect! We came back and continued talking.
After meeting, we grew closer to each other and staying away was much more difficult than we had thought. One fine day he told me that he was getting married the next week and I was heart broken.
I knew from the very beginning that this was gonna happen but somewhere I wished that there would be a way out, that we might find our way back to each other but the reality was different. The thought that I might never see him again… it felt worse than death.. I wanted to run to him, tell him anything, everything and tell him, “don’t go.” But couldn’t…
We don’t talk to each other anymore. Letting him go was very difficult but I had no other option. He is probably married now but I still love him and so does he. I have no regrets and I am glad that it happened. I just hope whoever he is with, he’s happy.
I know you are reading this and the only thing I want to tell you is I still love u and I always will! You are the best thing that happened to me! “