Haleemat said the big ‘YES’ to her forever love, Darin.
Haleemat and Darin met at the university and after getting to know each other better, they became very close. Three years later, Darin knew it was time to propose to his baby girl. He planned a very romantic surprise proposal and Haleemat did not hesitate to say YES to him. Family and friends were also there to witness such a beautiful day.
Here is Haleemat’s story:
“One thing I’ll say is, I never thought this man would ask me out because we were simply supposed to be “companions”. Homie was going to Medical School the following year so I’m like ah, this a short thing innit. Fast forward to 2 days after my birthday in 2020, he planned this elaborate date evening where we went to Ripley’s (he knows I love fun cool adventures), then Bubba Shrimp Co (he knows I love bread pudding and seafood) and then his roommate helped set up their apartment and I walked into candles and Jupiter love playing with Apple Cider (my favourite drink). He asked me to be his girlfriend and mannnnnn… I have not looked back since then. Now 3 years later, he proposed to me and we are starting our journey to forever!”
Here is Darin’s side of the story:
“The first time the love of my life and I met, we were attending the 2019 Johns Hopkins Excellence in Diversity Symposium for biomedical research. I was there with my bro and he introduced her to me as his “little sis.” It was a quick chat and life went on as normal. The next year, she started college where my bro and I went, so she ended up chilling at me and my roommates’ apartment often. When speaking about her, my bro would tell me how special she was, how driven she was, and how she accomplished so much in high school. He didn’t have to tell me how beautiful she was, but in my head, she was his “lil sis” AKA off-limits. Also, I was wholeheartedly not ready to take anyone seriously at that time, so his little sis was definitely not the one for me to entertain. God had other plans though.
I had her Instagram handle, and for me, if I had that, it was enough for me. I ended up chasing her out of the apartment and asked for her number. That was the best decision I’ve ever made. From then on, we spent hours together talking, chilling, and doing work together. I was falling for her. Hard. We decided to take things more seriously and went on our first official date to Toby’s Dinner Theater. As the ambitious woman she was, she decided to run for Ms ASA soon after. I was fortunate to be by her side for preparation and even participated in her entrance. She won Ms. ASA and I fell deeper and deeper in love. She was an absolute splendour. She was gifted, intelligent, thoughtful, creative, and humorous most of all. I was torn between not desiring a relationship and preparing to start medical school the next year; it didn’t make sense for me to start a relationship with her. However, I felt in my soul that she was a blessing from God, and I could so clearly see a future with her as my life partner.
Two days after her birthday, I planned an elaborate date evening with her. I took her to Ripley’s (I knew she loved fun, cool adventures), then Bubba Shrimp Co (I knew she loved bread pudding and seafood) and then I had my roommate set up our apartment with candles, flowers, apple cider (her favourite drink) and a curated playlist while we were out. I walked her into the apartment with Jupiter Love playing and asked her to be my girlfriend and mannnnnn I have not looked back since then. After three years of growing together, doing life together, and developing a closer relationship with God together, I knew I was ready to take the next step with my everything partner. For 6 months, I planned (with help from our village) the most detailed and beautiful proposal to ask her to marry me. We are now engaged and beginning the next journey to our forever!”
Enjoy their surprise romantic proposal photos and video below:
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