Athena and Thomas’s Platinum Love Story
Athena and Thomas met each other on a dating app in December 2019. An academically inclined Oxford graduate and Strategy consultant by trade, Athena was intrigued by how different Thomas was from her, an Architect and Interior Designer who went to Art School, loved yoga, and harbored an artistic nature and a calm personality. Their charming old-school ice-skating date at London’s famous Winter Wonderland soon evolved into love as they got to know each other better. And while they instantly bonded over shared values of what they wanted in a relationship and life, it was their differences in ambitions and perspectives that made their relationship stronger over time.
Athena shares, “The very first person I connected with on online dating, Thomas swept me off my feet with his wit, humor, and kind heart. But more than that we share the same fundamental value system when it comes to the kind of life and family we want to build. That gave us assurance for every big decision we made, from moving in together a few months into dating to buying a house soon after getting engaged, and more. Building a bond when you have a lot in common however is easy, but when you feel accepted for your differences, you know you are truly loved for who you are. Every disagreement we have helps us know each other a tad bit better, and even look at things from a fresh perspective and keep evolving as people.”
She continues, “Coming from a very money-motivated corporate mindset, I was used to looking at jobs as just a means to an end. Thomas was the first person I met who actually loved his work, and made me realize that without a purpose to drive you anyone would eventually burn out. He could tell I wasn’t happy professionally even before I did. It was only when he held up a mirror that I realized what I wanted was to not just punch in and out for a paycheck but grow as a leader and contribute meaningfully to my work. He helped me break out of my comfort zone and choose what was better for me, even if it was harder. Today I work in a startup where I get paid the same but with a lot more responsibility, accountability, and scope to learn and grow. I also get to now come home to my loving husband and cat at the end of each day with more sense of accomplishment and happiness than I could have ever imagined, and I thank the stars that Thomas was the first and only person on whom I swiped right”.
Life is all about balance, and Thomas’s calm, creative soul found his match in Athena’s jet-setting, ambitious spirit. “ ‘Love at first sight’ may sound corny but I knew the very first time we met that she was the one for me. Sure she is beautiful, intelligent, charismatic, and a catch by any standard, but it’s her little idiosyncrasies and quirks that I cherish. In the past 3 years, I have married the woman of my dreams, built my dream house, and started my own company, and each landmark moment of my life was inspired by the love and support of Athena”.
He carries on, “As a creative professional, working as a part of an organization never gave me true freedom of expression, and I always felt just short of fully satisfied in my job. When we bought the house, building it up from its bare bones gave me a new perspective on how I could take my design career forward as well. Taking my expertise and experience and tempering it with both my and Athena’s tastes to create a haven for our new family re-ignited my dream to start my venture. Witnessing her joy when I expressed my desire to launch my company reaffirmed my confidence in my skills. Of course, launching it after the financial strain of buying and remodeling the house was no easy task, and the security of a regular paycheck would have been the sensible choice. But Athena’s unmoving faith in me and my capabilities reassured me to take a leap of faith because come what may she is in it with me for the long haul. It of course wasn’t smooth sailing always, but every last moment has been laced with love and happiness with her by my side” shares Thomas.
Building toward the dream life they had envisioned on their very first date, Athena and Thomas commited to love, and embody the spirit of better together. Love that inspires you to spread your wings is rare, and best celebrated by Platinum Love Bands, crafted from 95% pure platinum.