On 8 November 2016, the world changed a lot- Trump was the new president, India had just announced demonetization, and Yusuf and I matched on Tinder. This is relevant because I had been on and off Tinder for a few years now, and I was over the usual conversation starters. But that morning, as I got in an auto to get to my college, I got a funny message about Trump winning the election. I thought to myself, "Hmm, this is interesting. not the usual Hi or Hey". We talked all day on Tinder, and by the time I was getting back home, demonetization was being announced.
Yusuf is an NRI raised in Dubai. He was in Delhi for his convocation when we matched on Tinder. Our conversation led us to find out that we were from the same college, the same course, and he was just 2 years senior to me. How we never came across each other in the 1 building that we had our classes in still remains a mystery.