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AS NEWLYWEDS WE WERE IN SEARCH FOR ADVICE, GUIDANCE AND PERSPECTIVE TAILORED TOWARDS OUR LIFESTYLE AND INSTEAD FOUND THAT WE WERE EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR: THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN BEING YOUNG BLACK QUEER AND MARRIED.

well you see it's a funny story...

Haighlove's Version

I was a freshman at iupui and saw Trice at a step show in 2013 but didn't say a single word to her. I just wasn't brave enough! I go to the after party and stalk her as she strolls around the party (she's a Zeta), but still not a word was spoken to her. Like any normal college kid in 2013 I took to twitter. Told the whole world I saw the love of my life and told my best friend to put her FBI hat on and find her for me. Well a couple of weeks later she did! and of course I updated twitter! So I go to her instagram account virtually like all of her pictures #creepstyle and follow her, so naturally I'm waiting for a shout out for her newest follower...ME! Y'all it never comes! Not brave enough to slide in her DMs so I just let it ride and put it on the backburner. Fast forward one horrible relationship, 1 pledged sorority (Skee-wee Sorors) and countless lonely nights later I come across her profile again, but this time she telling people to KIK her. Now mind you I crossed in spring 2014 so I have all the confidence. I downloaded the app so fast because this whole time she never followed me back. FINALLY I message her "hey you may not remember me but I'd liked a lot of your pics a while ago and nothing happened. so instead of doing that again I thought I'd just message you and say haigh..." she was like "umm ok. *confused Waka face. Hey". We began to message each other non-stop and agree to a time and day to hang out. SHE STANDS ME UP. TWICE IN ONE DAY. I was floored. About ready to stop talking to her. When we finally had our first date I thought it was absolutely amazing to get to hang out with her. She was the coolest person I'd ever met and from then on she was MY PERSON and I was hers. 

Trice's version

7 years ago I wrote down the criteria for what I wanted in woman. After considering that the the list was too detailed and that I will never find a woman so perfect, India strolled into my life. When we met she immediately communicated that she had always been fascinated with anything I did. She went on and on for hours about how she saw me years ago and tweeted that she had found the love of her life. She went on to tell me how she had her best friend stalk me on social media and saw that I was in a relationship she just watched closely from afar waiting for her chance to get to to know me. As she told me this story I sat back and watched as her face light up with excitement. I couldn’t help but laugh to myself thinking “I’m sitting here looking for the woman of my dreams and she had already spotted me”. India speaks life into me like no other person I’ve ever met. I have no idea what I did to deserve someone so devoted and truly excited to be with me. Y’all, I’m crazy and I’m sure over time India will show you just how much of a rollercoaster it is to be be with me. There’s no other person that I would rather be on this journey with than my fine tenderoni of a wife.

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