Bumble Success Story: Raji & Nayan
Raji and Nayan's story as told by Nayan:
Nayan knew Raji was such a catch [matched on January 15, 2016] that he stupidly insisted on an almost immediate Monday evening date because he was busy for the foreseeable future. Raji somehow agreed, even though that's her favorite night of the week to have to herself, but once that Monday actually came around, she asked for a rain check!
Nayan had been out a little too late at his friend's birthday party the night before their first date. He was going to ask for a reschedule to which Raji later said that she would not have tried for a third time. Raji was also inclined to not go, but at the encouragement by one of her best friends, she decided she had nothing to lose. Nayan met Raji at the Little Prince in Soho, at which they later became regulars at and has their picture on the wall!
From the moment Nayan saw Raji walk in and met her at the bar, he knew she was the one. So much so that he sent the above text to his mom and sister right afterwards. Unbeknownst to anyone until Ambika pointed it out, it was also the same day his mother met his father 17 years earlier.
Raji thought Nayan was a little weird since he only ordered apps and dessert at dinner... food is very important to both of them, and that was something she couldn't quite understand. It was because he was still recuperating from the night before. Their second date was over pizza (obviously) at Emporio in Soho, and Raji finally decided he was somebody she could put up with after their third date at Nobu in midtown. That's when Nayan asked Raji if she would be his girlfriend.
The Engagement, January 10, 2017
He had her manager plan a fake meeting at a restaurant near where he wanted to meet Raji; Raji was not too happy about a 6pm Fashion Week Friday meeting and even thought about bowing out, but Nayan encouraged her to attend.
When Raji arrived with her manager, she asked if they were at the right place, as the setting didn't seem right. A waiter tapped her on the shoulder to let her know that she was, in fact, at the right place, and he handed her the first Clue of the evening in an envelope. The Clue told her that she was going to be taking a trip down memory lane, and the she was to go to the place where they first said their I love yous (for the record, Raji said it first!). A flustered Raji made her way to Emporio to find Nayan waiting with a glass of wine; when the bill came, so did a second Clue. This Clue led them back to where they had their first kiss, which was at Rintintin just around the corner. After a glass of wine there, Clue No. 3 found its way to Raji, and this led them to their favorite date spot at Rubirosa. After sharing an entire pizza, Clue No. 4 arrived. It led them to the Little Prince where they had their first date. After dessert and some wine, Raji was still completely confused as to what was happening, and she thought that Clue No. 5 leading them home was the last and final of what might be a weekend trip or something else extravagant. Fortunately for the both of them, Clue No. 6 was written on their chalk board wall at home seen above, which had been decorated by his mom and sister, and Nayan proposed to be greeted by their family shortly thereafter. It was a wonderful evening that might have had too much wine, and the fun for the weekend wasn't over.
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