He was super cute. Turned out our values aligned perfectly even having grown up in such different environments. 10 months after we had our nikkah.
Our Salams experience was a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack. But the end result was totally worth the wedding.
We met for coffee and could not stop talking. He had to drive back to Chicago so we had to cut it short but every conversation after was better than the one before.
Be open to people who may not fit all your criteria. Some things don't matter in the long run. Height, location, ethnicity, these things won't determine compatibility. Look beyond just your type, you may find the love of your life.