It was love at first sight. I know it sounds cheesy – but it’s true!
Believe it or not I met my soulmate, lover, best friend and love of my life on Tinder. He was confident, intelligent and artistic. I felt I was in a dream because he had all the qualities. It was the start of our fairytale.
Over the next few years our relationship evolved massively and we became a lot closer.
Then the next step was to meet each other’s families and so I took Sushank to my home and introduced him to my family. My dad said ‘he felt like he had known him forever and adores him.
As every couple we had our ups and downs too. “Once we were on a trip and Sushank tagged me in a photo of us. At that time I was not comfortable about making our relationship public. We had a big fight that night but we talked it out. And I feel the fights just bought us closer.
Both of us shared several moments of passion but most memorable one is when Sushank proposed me after dating for a year and half on 4th July 2019, a perfect day to celebrate our love and freedom.
He proposed on a private yacht during the fire work display. I just remember having massive butterflies. I could not have been more surprised and I gleefully said ‘yes’, and even since we’ve been inseparable.
All relationships take work and we’ve definitely begun to realize that. We have many friends including several other gay couples and an active social life. We are both out in our everyday life not hiding our relationship at work or among peers.
We complement each other with our strengths and plan to get married this year and have babies
We have been extremely lucky as our families accepted both of us with open arms and have made our love and bond even stronger. He calls my parents Mummyji and Papaji and I keep teasing him for trying to be perfect a bahu.
I would like to tell people that ‘it’s okay to have expectations, but don’t expect perfection.
What is so incredible is that I made a decision to love my life and be on this journey with Sushank, who brings tremendous love and strength to my life!
(Interviewed and written by Raavya Sarda)