Suhaili and Aidil first met faceto-face at a cafe one evening. “I arrived first, and being very OCD, I evaluated everything. I planted myself at a spot where she could see me with my best angle, when she arrived. I saw her coming, but I pretended not to. When she approached me, I gave my best smile and BAM! I had her hook, line, and sinker,” said Aidil mischievously. “It was his smile I noticed first, it was so warm and kind. I had gone to the date with no expectations. But it was amazing, we talked so much that evening—despite that weird way in which we first met through Instagram—it felt like we have known each other for a long time. And he went on and on about fitness, which was awesome for me, because one of the must-have traits for my ideal mate is being fit,” adds Su. “Minutes into our first meeting, we were sharing details about our lives so free and easily, which helped break the ice. There were no awkward silences or checking the time to find an excuse to run away. We were just absorbed in learning about one another that the night ended too soon!” remarks Aidil. It has only been a year since they have started dating, but the couple expressed that they both felt like they have known each other for a lifetime—they even read up about and discovered each other’s love language together, through a test devised by author Gary Chapman, during the beginning stages of their relationship. “With Su, I never felt the need to hide anything about myself. Everything just felt so natural,” Aidil shares. “I am very restless by nature, I get pretty excited as well as disappointed easily, and I always want to get things done. Su has helped me achieve a sense of equilibrium where I am more chilled out. When I am with her, I just feel calm and relaxed, so she brings out the best in me.” Interjects Su, “Let’s be realistic, we also get into a lot of disagreements as well. But these are healthy talks we have, as we make an effort in trying to understand each other. From these conversations on our differences, we learnt to bring out the best of us for each other. I think the differences are important because it will toughen up your strengths and complement all the weaknesses you have. But at the same time, be open about each other’s flaws. I think that’s the beauty of being with someone opposite from you.” Suhaili also revealed that she was touched by how Aidil is so passionate about what she loved—dance. “Until Aidil came along, I have never met a man who could speak so, eloquently, passionately as well as lovingly about the way I dance. Every time he sees me dance, he would always find a way to communicate with me through words on how I moved him. He is always so loving, so generous with his words, time and affection. And when I am with him, we laugh a lot. We laugh at everything. And sometimes we would look at each other, and knowingly be thinking the same things,” she says. See? Soulmates do exist.