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Tausif & Sultana
Our story started in August 2018. I was living and working in NYC, while Tausif was doing the same in Houston. I've been raised in Houston for most of my life but moved to NYC for my career in 2016, while Tausif had moved to Houston the year prior. I traveled home to Houston in August 2018 to visit my parents and greet relatives who came to visit us that week. The day after I flew in, I opened my email and saw that I received a Telegram from Tausif. I wasn't entirely sure what a Telegram was, so I did some research and felt flattered that he had messaged me first without matching. He introduced himself in a kind and humorous way that broke the ice quickly. The first thing I did was show my mom. I wasn't sure if I should respond so she advised that I take a day or two to think about it but ultimately reminded me that I wouldn't know how he was unless I talk to him. He seemed nice and light humored and had a kind demeanor in his photos so I responded to his Telegram 2 days after receiving it. Within that week, we exchanged numbers and texted, spoke on the phone, and met for lunch before I flew back to NYC the following week. We quickly realized that we shared the same values and understood each other's sense of humor. We kept up with calls and Facetime sessions, which continually confirmed in our minds and hearts that we were the right match for one another.
Alhamdulillah we got engaged in April 2019, married in December 2019, and I moved back to Houston soon after so we could start our married life! Alhamdulillah it's been a wonderful 1.5 years since full of laughter, love, and support. None of this would have been possible without the Salams AKA Minder platform. We remain grateful for the series of events that brought me home that weekend and initiated a lifelong connection.
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