We matched on a dating app seven months ago. It was just something we both were trying for fun. What started as a casual fling turned into a beautiful relationship. The regular ‘hi-hello’ turned into sweet, caring texts and a bunch of memories. The way he spoke to me made me feel so special. So, after dating for seven months, we finally decided to meet. We thought of taking a trip to Lonavala. When I told my friends about it, they shouted at me telling me I was crazy. ‘He is coming for sex! You are betraying your parents for a guy you met online. You have completely lost it!’ They continued, ‘You’re meeting him for the first time and you’re going on a trip with him? What if something happens to both of you in Lonavala?’ I was scared and I backed out. So our plan couldn’t materialise.
In heart of hearts, I wanted to meet him, hug him and hold his hand. But calling him to the hostel was not possible. He too, was unhappy, and as much as I wanted to get out of my hostel building and run to him, it just wasn’t possible.A couple of weeks later, he proposed the idea, again. But this time, I said yes. I went against my friends, I decided to meet him.That morning when the alarm went off at 6 am, I was already awake. The phone probably didn’t know that I hadn’t slept even for fifteen minutes! All night all I could do is just tossing and turning and checking my mobile. ‘Where will he be now? What will he be doing? Omg! Is he really coming?’ It was all unbelievable. I was thinking… All those video calls, the text messages, the WhatsApp calls will finally stop for the next three days because we'll be standing in front of each other. We will be together. I’ll be able to touch him, feel him, kiss him, hug him. Not butterflies, I could feel the whole damn zoo inside my stomach. All that distance was merely a few minutes away now. We had planned to go to the same place that we couldn’t go earlier. While the station was still five minutes away, he called me. ‘Where are you? Did you start from your hostel?’ And by the end of the call I was there. Now the 1000 kms distance was merely a few meters. I was feeling a thousand different things… Everything was running through my mind. It was the first time in my life, I could feel my heartbeat. I was excited, I was nervous, I was happy, I was confused, I was feeling every emotion the human brain could process. He had been waiting for me since 4:30 am. I didn’t want him to wait anymore. As soon as I entered the platform, I saw a handsome guy with brown eyes, wearing a peach T-shirt and most wonderful smile. It was him. Our eyes met, and we hugged. It wasn’t awkward, uncomfortable… In fact, it was just perfect. We were in each other’s arms and the world felt like a better place. I met my boyfriend for the first time and I just didn’t want to leave his embrace.
And the rest as they say, is history. I had the best trip ever. I am happy I decided to go for this because it made me realize how much I loved him. On our way back he met my friends. They were happy to see him and liked him. Sometimes, when you know, you just do.Images: ShutterstockHave a story you’d like to share? Just drop us an email here with your story – don’t forget to put #MyStory in the subject line. We’ll get back to you about whether we can feature it.