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The Perfect Couple

The way we met was actually a happy accident. I had not changed my location settings or my age settings from the default, so I kind of stuck in there, because there’s a 13-year age difference and we lived 50 miles apart. So we got a match, but neither of us was really taking it seriously. Aaqil messaged me, and we talked a little bit, and just kind of got everything big, all of our baggage, out right away so we could see if it was even worth continuing to talk. I gave him my phone number and he texted me, “Hi, Ghazala, it’s Aaqil.” And I said: “Which Aaqil?” as a joke. And that was it. We just talked non-stop from that point, and we went on our first date a week later. We went on a hike, and we put non-alcoholic wine in water bottles and had a little picnic at the end of the hike.