Day 90 of 100IndianTinderTales shared by S from Georgia
“I had just gotten out of a relationship and I was so excited to be single and wanted to have some fun, so I downloaded Tinder. It wasn’t just hope of meeting a cute guy but that rush when you swipe right and hope for a match, I love that.
I started chatting with two Indian guys. B was an average looking guy who lived in the same town as me and the R was a mysterious, handsome guy with a witty joke about Netflix in his bio and lived about an hour away.
After a long week I decided to meet B for dinner. He was so odd and constantly reminded me that we’d be best friends from then on. He talked only about himself and I couldn’t wait to go back to my dorm and watch Netflix.
I continued to talk to R and we had a lot in common. We lived in different cities and went to different colleges, but that weekend I happened to be going to the city for a concert and he picked me up at a mall before whisking me away to a romantic lunch at an Italian cafe. We ate cheesecake and sipped on Sangria all while talking about our favourite things, family, and dreams. He was bold, honest, and not afraid to ask deep questions, which I loved. Five hours later, he dropped me at my friend’s house.
After a week of constant texting I couldn’t wait to see him the following weekend. At his apartment I met most of his friends, who all knew we met through Tinder. We walked over to his room and one girl threw a few condoms and yelled, “be safe”. He shut the door and was very embarrassed wondering what kind of girl would I be and what if I’d be offended.
That night in bed, in the darkness, he asked me to be his girlfriend.
Less than three weeks later, I knew I was in love with him. For one of our date nights we decided to stay in and ordered take out, coke floats, while colouring pages from a colouring book. We were betting who’d colour better, the artist (me) or the engineer (him). In the midst of our friendly competition he said, “my mum told me – don’t fall in love in college – but then you came along and I met my soulmate”.
Now, nine months later, we’ve experienced a lot together: vacations, exam months, a lot of laughter, and arguments. But he’s still my number one cheerleader and best friend. On Valentine’s Day Tinder had a sponsored filter on Snapchat that read “I swiped right” with cupid shooting arrows. Hands down the most fitting filter for us and I’m so glad I swiped right!”