published on 12.06.2022 08:08
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This Sunday was romantic. Today, June 12, is the official day of love. To set the date, Magazine talked to couples who insist on being forever boyfriends. They talk about how they met and how they maintain the harmony of relationships. These are exciting love stories.
From virtual to real
After returning from happy hour with friends, 46-year-old gastrologist Sandra Chater went to check her Tinder notifications and came across a message from a guy that caught her attention. The message was from a 54-year-old retired civil servant, Jaime Vieira, and the conversation between them did not take long and soon turned into a personal meeting.
The first meeting of the couple, which took place a week after the first conversations, in 2014, was a romantic dinner marked by many emotions. Sandra says that the moment she saw Jaime in person, she knew it wasn’t just another casual flirt, as he was an extremely gentleman. “My first impression was that it wasn’t going anywhere because he was shy and didn’t have much of an attitude. But the next day we were already exchanging messages, ”he recalls.
Both report that a connection that was previously only virtual has been structured. And they began to communicate with each other daily. A month later, they twisted the relationship and after eight months the couple was already living together. After the move, the official wedding took place in 2016.
Jaime says that the idea to get engaged came from Sandra. The gastrologist, who comes from a traditional Lebanese family, claims that she never dreamed of marriage, but passion made her change her mind. She says that her desire was to have a somewhat authentic ceremony. “I got married in red and at the Fogo de Chão restaurant in Asa Sul,” he says.
After that simple “hello” on the dating app, eight years of great joy and partnership have passed. As for plans for the future, both intend to enjoy their retirement and old age together. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the couple proposes a romantic dinner or lunch at home to enjoy home cooking and enjoy each other’s company.
love and a new beginning
Project manager Vanya Modesto, 54, and civil servant Ismael Neto, 61, met in an unusual way during the pandemic. Vanya was walking with her dog Ed on Saturday when Ismael ran by with his dog Liz without a guide. Instinctively, Vanya’s dog ran after the boy’s dog, and as a result of the chase, the puppy wrapped Ismail with a retractable leash to which he was tied.
The project manager says she felt uncomfortable and found the situation strange. She remembers that there were no presentations or long conversations between them that day. What they didn’t expect was that fate would bring them back together on Monday morning.
Vanya says that she went to exercise early in front of the building where she lives and ran into Ismael again. “I kept thinking, how did he get there? Did he know where I live? Because with so many other options, he decided to show up right there when I was doing gymnastics,” he asked.
The project manager recognized him immediately. Soon they began to communicate and meet every morning. After a month of face-to-face and virtual communication, the couple officially decided to have a “date”. The meeting took place in a coffee shop and lasted five hours. Both report that it was an incredible experience through which they learned more about themselves. Since then, they began planning programs together to get to know each other better and build relationships. “We had a weekend in Pirenopolis, and there, in fact, our courtship began!” They recall.
The story of Vanya and Ismael is about love, but, above all, about resilience. Both are widowed and say the relationship was built naturally on the basis of great connection and affection. “We value the relationship because we were very happily married,” he adds. In addition, the project leader says that in June of this year she underwent neurological and auditory surgery, which involved a number of risks, and Ismael remained by her side all the time, proving that he is a true companion, accomplice and loving.
This Valentine’s Day, due to Vanya’s recovery process, the couple intends to stay at home enjoying each other’s company. “It will be our first Valentine’s Day and we won’t be able to do anything out of the ordinary, but we will be together.” and the night, enjoying every moment.
Passion driven by sports
Speed skaters Camila Mazzocco, 23, and Gabriel Felix, 24, met as teenagers. Camila remembers her first contact with Gabriel was in high school when she started skating and they both trained on the same team. Before that, their relationship was just a secret “in love”, until that day the athlete went to see Gabriel’s WhatsApp profile picture and accidentally called the boy. What started as an oversight became a milestone for them to start talking daily.
After so many conversations and similarities were discovered, the couple ended up going on a few dates, very formulaic outings worthy of teen romance movies. After spending some time together without getting into a relationship, Gabriel took the initiative to formally ask Camila out on a date in 2015. She says she was surprised because since they were teenagers, she didn’t want to get into a serious relationship. time. The beginning of their relationship was marked by some troubles, as a result of which the couple even broke up. “We were very young, I was 15, he was 16. We were very immature, and we were in the entrance exams, all this turmoil,” he adds.
Despite the difficulties, fate and love for the sport again forced them to unite. The couple have been together for eight years and are part of Brasilia’s first speed skating team, Jaguar, so they have a special training regimen. In addition, both emphasize that the sport was what built the relationship and allowed them to get to know each other more deeply. . It’s very special,” says Camila.
For the future, the couple plans to win many medals and winning moments. On this Valentine’s Day, they, along with the team, participate in the penultimate day of the South American Championship in Argentina.
*Trainee under Sibele Negromonte