“We’re in our early 40’s now!” says Savita, “Sachin and I coming together is a ray of hope for our friends of a similar age. The thing is, if you truly believe in marriage, love, and companionship, then it’s worth the wait.”

Savita and Sachin’s love story began in August 2022, when Savita joined Aisle. Incredibly sure that she was looking for something long-term, Savita added a simple note to her profile that read, ‘I am looking for something serious.’ “It really helped me filter out people who weren’t on the same wavelength as I was”, says Savita.

“I was smitten!” recalls Sachin, who stumbled across Savita’s profile on Aisle. “The icing on the cake was that note on her profile. I felt the exact same way.”

Their profiles may have sparked interest, but it was their instant connection that sealed the deal. “We instantly hit it off. We gelled well, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually,” says Savita. Sachin, on the other hand, knew exactly what he was looking for as well. “When you’ve lived as long as I have, you realise what’s really important in life. For me, it was finding the kind of friend and partner that I found in Savita.”

As the couple began getting to know one another, they noticed a strange coincidence. “Even though we were absolute strangers, we realised we grew up in the same locality, but somehow met after 40 years on a dating app!” Savita says. “It was uncanny,” adds Sachin, “I was suspicious of this entire thing being a setup! When I told my family about her, we found so many common friends and connections.”

Having been brought together by sheer fate, Savita and Sachin’s lives began to fit together like pieces of a puzzle. Being in their early 40s, the pair had the wisdom to know that lasting relationships can only be made when the decision is not about societal pressure or the need to get married. “I have waited for a long time, because I did not want to compromise on what I wanted in a partner, and neither did Sachin. His belief in the value of marriage, family and love was something that I really gravitated towards,” explains Savita. “I’m very old school, so I was not in it for a short fling. I wanted to find a life partner who was around the same age and maturity as I was,” adds Sachin.

By September, the pair realised that they wanted to get married. Everything else simply fell into place. “Everything went over very smoothly with our families,” says Sachin. “His mom is one of the most amazing women I have ever met!” Savita chimes in. As fate would have it, in January 2023, the couple tied the knot.

Now, having found their match, they advise others to not pressure themselves but wait for love to come to them. “Do what you want to do, enjoy your life, and don’t pressure yourself. The best way is to have patience and faith that you will find what you’re looking for, when the time is right,” they say.

Their love story reminds us that love can find you at any age and that sometimes, all you need is a little bit of patience and fate on your side.

Wishing you all the happiness in the world for your life together!
Written by Ruchita Sud

Savita & Sachin: The older, the wiser! was originally published in Aisle on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.