Have you ever thought that you will find love online?
Dhwanika: I never thought that finding someone online would one day lead to such a beautiful relationship and soon to marriage. Finding love online is still so rare, the most exciting thing about love as a whole. It gets you to know the person from scratch, and then grows your feelings for them in phases, without physical contact, which is a wonderful experience in itself.
Nisarg: Actually, I was enjoying the whole “online browsing” part, but I certainly didn’t expect to meet the love of my life, Dhwanika, online. Finding love online is rare, but it’s certainly a lot more fun and exciting than getting to know someone in person.
What is the difference between online dating and finding love around you?
Dhwanika: Online dating was a whole new experience for me, as I was always surrounded by known or mutual friends. I wasn’t that curious at first but I quickly started enjoying this space because I found it very interesting in relation to the texts from the start.
Nisarg: Online dating was not completely, but partially new to me because I had been in a long-distance relationship. So it was already more like an online thing. Finding love online is much more interesting and fun because I feel like you get to know the person more gradually. It takes sharing thoughts on another tangent altogether.
What are some of the things you don’t like about dating online?
Dhwanika: The only downside I can think of is the fact that sometimes if you’re in a long distance relationship, where there’s no chance of seeing each other for a long time, it’s really hard to go on in life without seeing them. . for so long. Online dating also creates the kind of push in you to meet the person for real.
Nisarg: The two things I don’t like about online dating are that some people are afraid of authenticity and the real face on the other side of the screen. Second, it develops a certain level of “kicking” in you to physically meet the person, but sometimes that doesn’t always happen as quickly as expected. These days, people don’t trust anyone easily.
Were you showing your perfect side by dating online or texting? Or were you your true self?
Dhwanika: I’ve always been myself since I wasn’t quite “ready” for love at the time. However, he pushed me completely over the edge, pushing me out of my comfort zone.
Nisarg: Oh sure! I was crazy about her from the start, gave it my all and tried to be the best version of myself to impress her. It was really exciting and fun to voluntarily do things for her to make her happy.
Can you tell us what your dating bio was about?
Dhwanika: I’ve always talked about love, so my biography says ‘here only for true love’.
Nisarg: If I have to be honest, I really don’t remember. Also, I deleted the dating app the day we started talking because I was so confident and sure of herself!
Is hooking up through online dating apps as exciting as meeting someone in a physical space?
Dhwanika: Well, both have their own advantages – emotional and mental. Online dating helps to easily open up via texts one would otherwise not be comfortable with, in the physical space. Rather, the physical space helps develop bodily comfort after a couple has met online.
Nisarg: For me, being a reserved person, I think online dating apps are more fun. It gives a person enough time to develop that different kind of comfort towards the opposite person. Physically meeting the person feels like icing on the cake after texting each other for a long time.
What attracted you to your partner online?
Dhwanika: Honestly, his efforts to constantly try to make me happy, impress me, etc. brought me closer to him, stronger than ever.
Nisarg: Just her. Everything about her drew me to her. The way she spoke, her appearance, her personality, period! All I knew was that she was the girl I needed in my life.
Have you come across fake profiles or fake identities online? Any tips for knowing if a person is real or fake?
Dhwanika: Personally, I haven’t come across such profiles yet, fortunately. But we can understand this by identifying the doubts or the flurry instincts that tell you that this profile does not really suit you.
Nisarg: No, I haven’t come across any fake profiles yet. Nowadays, technology has made it very easy to understand who is fake or real. The number of fake profiles has also drastically decreased.
Was it love at first sight when you two met or did you take your time getting to know your partner?
Dhwanika: Honestly, for me, it was more like I gradually developed a feeling of love for him over a period of 6 months. I was coming out of my previous toxic relationship and he came to me like a knight in shining armor.
Nisarg: It was definitely love at first sight for me. When I saw her photo for the very first time, I knew what I wanted in my life and I was prepared for it!
Do you think taking risks or a “leap of faith” is very important to get to where you are now?
Dhwanika: It depends on the situation and varies accordingly. There are times when taking risks becomes important because you will be able to take a leap of faith to execute the best of your emotions in the relationship.
Nisarg: It’s actually situational. For me, my life has been a great combination of “taking risks” and “leaping faith” most of the time. A classic example is my relationship, I took a leap of faith hoping that Dhwanika and I would work out and I kept taking risks to make it actually work. And it did!
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