What could be better than having our first date on September 6, 2018

I still remember the day when we first met on a beautiful winter morning in February 2017. I accompanied my colleague and best friend Tanisha for an official meeting. I noticed this cute boy looking at me as he was shopping. Do I know him, I wondered?

As he came closer, I found him looking at Tanisha and that’s when she introduced us. After a small introduction, we parted ways. As a coincidence, Ankit and I matched over Tinder after a few days. We started with short Tinder chats – sometimes one message in maybe 20 days.

After a few months, we exchanged our numbers and started chatting on and off on WhatsApp. Ankit was still in Meerut, in his final year of engineering. We became good friends but didn’t meet because of my busy schedule and his rare visits to Delhi.

When Ankit moved to Delhi we talked more often. One day, we ended up having an hour-long telephonic conversation about his past life.

Ankit ended up proposing to me for a lifelong relationship. I was not prepared for something like this. There was a strong voice from inside, ‘Mohit, you are losing a gem!’ So I accepted his proposal on the very call itself.

More than a year after our first meeting and proposal, we finally met on 6 September 2018. It was our first date and a great coincidence that it’s also the day when the Supreme Court of India decriminalized homosexuality. Truly historical and special!

We have been living together since 2018 now. Life has been wonderful together. The day he first came to my home was really memorable. I was still sleeping when Ankit woke me up with a kiss on my forehead. With us together, every single day is romantic and memorable.

Both of us are waiting for that day when we can get married officially. We dream of a traditional Indian wedding where we celebrate all rituals such as Haldi and Mehndi and then the saat phere wali Hindu wedding and adopt at least two children.

-Rohit and Ankit