Aman, 19, works with a newspaper office in Noida.
Falling in love
I was 17 when I created a fake account on Facebook to connect with homosexual men. So, using this account, I came across Kartik. His profile was also fake but once we got to know each other a bit, he shared his real pictures and name privately with me.
We decided to meet after talking on the phone for nearly six months. Our first date was about a lot of love talks with a happy meal at McDonald's, when I fell in love with him.
He was a jockey and a horse riding trainer in Chattarpur, Delhi. I was practising cricket those days at school, as a student of class 11. After that day, meeting him became a routine. I told my cricket coach at school, who had always been supportive, about my relationship with Kartik.
Two months after our first meeting, he invited me to a party at the farm house where he worked. With flowers and gifts, he proposed to me for a lifelong relationship. It was the most special day for me.
My first kiss!
Then came the day when we kissed for the first time on the new year’s eve of 2012. He was a little high on alcohol when I went to pick him up from Chattarpur metro station that evening. It was exactly on that bridge towards the entrance of the station he kissed me on my lips.
My stomach had butterflies but the feeling of his lips on mine took me to the seventh heaven. I kissed him back with the same enthusiasm. Our lasted for a few seconds but those were the best few seconds of my life.
There were a few people watching us but we didn’t care.
Meeting his mom
From first meeting to proposal to the first kiss - Kartik made everything special for me. I was deeply and madly in love with him. So was he.
The next day, he introduced me to his supportive family as his boyfriend. I was sceptical if they would like me or not but to my surprise his mom gave me a beautiful jacket as a New Year gift. It felt great to be accepted as I am.
I stayed with him that night in his room. Life felt beautiful. After a few days, we made love for the first time on my 18th birthday - making it a special one! Beginning with the most pleasant kiss we felt each other eternally.
About the author: Mohit is a researcher who writes about gender, sexuality, education and love. You can find him on Instagram.