She Is Not My 'Girlfriend' But I Want To Change My Entire Life For Her

Anonymous Anonymous in Your Story on 31 July, 2017

I had been in a serious relationship two years ago. After my break-up, I didn't want to fall in love again and casually met women on Tinder. Two months back though, I came across an interesting profile. I talked to her for a bit on the app and we decided to exchange our personal numbers. Over messages, she told me that she couldn't pronounce my name and I saw this as an opportunity to call her up and speak to her.

When I called her for the first time, it felt different. In fact, I called her thrice in the same day, without caring about what she would think of me, only because I felt so happy talking to her.

The way she laughed on the phone, the way she spoke and the way we connected with each other had a huge impact on me and I couldn't stop thinking about her. In fact, I even stalked her on social media. I wasn't looking to hook up with her, I just genuinely wanted to get to know her better. So, I invited her for dinner at Lower Parel. I arrived half an hour early and she was late by half an hour, so I ended up waiting for one hour for her. But when I saw her walk in, I forgot everything and everyone else. I was taken aback by her beautiful smile and stood to shake my hand with her. As we sat down, I casually taunted her about arriving late and soon we couldn't stop talking. In the middle of our conversation, she popped a tough question at me, "Why were you so curious to meet me?" I felt nervous and didn't know what to answer. So, I asked her to step out of the restaurant for a smoke with me and after relaxing down a bit, I told her how I felt about her smile. I told her how I felt different with her and even admitted to liking her. I added that I was neither looking to hook up with her nor just be friends. Of course, she was surprised at how serious I sounded about her in our very first meeting, but after my big confession, I tried to normalize things by talking about everyday things, once again.

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By the time we had finished up our dinner, I was pretty sure that she was the one for me. Love at first sight had happened.

So, I decided to introduce her to my friends who were partying a few places away from us. She agreed to meet them and I too looked forward to it because I wanted her to know the kind of person I was. It was a big risk considering that it was the first time I was meeting her myself but I decided to take this leap pf faith. My friends were sweet to her and I could see that she too enjoyed being around them and was glad that I had asked her to meet them. Soon after, I dropped her home. We didn't hug, but she left me with the most beautiful smile on her face. Later that night, I deleted Tinder.

The next day we spoke on the phone again and I told her how amazing our date was. Even though it was too soon, I asked her out again. After all, I  had confessed my feelings to her the night before. Our next date was in Powai and I decided to be brutally honest with her about my past. I believe that transparency is important in all relationships and so I started by telling her about all my past affairs. She was surprised at how serious I was getting about her. But I didn't demand an answer from her and knew that she would take her time to trust me. I asked her, though, to kiss me on the forehead if she ever felt anything for me.

After dinner, I dropped her home and this time she hugged me. Trust me, I've never been hugged like this before, or maybe I never felt this way when someone hugged me before. I could trade all my previous intimate moments for that one hug.
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Days passed and we grew close to each other, laughing, giggling, and talking about every little thing. On 28th April, we met for dinner and when I was dropping her home, she asked me to put the car in neutral mode. I waited as she came close to me and kissed me on my forehead like I had asked her to do that first night we met. It's been almost two months since then and I've never been happier in my life.

I don't call her my girlfriend, I call her my partner.

Things have been going very smoothly for us and I am completely committed to her. I wish and pray that our relationship remains the same, forever.

I remember how I had felt after my break up, two years ago. I had decided never to fall in love or have a serious relationship again. But after I met my partner, I just feel like spending all my life with her. After a couple of months, I am planning to meet her parents and take her to meet mine too. I hope our love remains strong. 

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