“It wasn’t love at first sight’ – Read Hauwa & Magne’s Love story
Hauwa & Magne met at medical school in Hungary and the couple are set to wed soon. The bride shared her story and pictures from their introduction with us.
It wasn’t love at first sight, but there was definitely something about him that made me want to talk to him. We were in final year of medical school at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. I remember waiting outside the seminar room in the neurology department when I saw this nerdy cute-looking guy, with his glasses. I don’t know why I did, but I innocently said ‘hi’ to him, and he told me his name was Magne. We went into the seminar room, and damn was he smart. He knew the answers to all the difficult questions no one could answer. This sparked my curiousity. Neurology final exams were by the corner, and I thought to myself “it would do me good studying with this guy since he knows a lot.” I didn’t think any more of it.
To get into a conversation with him, I asked him if he had submitted his thesis, and it turned out that we had the same thesis supervisor. I got to know that he was a sweet guy from Norway and came from a decent home. He was very gentle and very shy, soft spoken and well mannered. He was full of respect for women and was the perfect gentleman! Magne helped me with my thesis, and even accompanied me on the day I was to defend my thesis. We became friends, started hanging out more and chatting on Skype and Facebook. It got to a point we were always chatting on Skype after school and I started looking forward to chatting with him.
I’m not sure at what point I started to wonder where this was all leading to, but I remember us chatting one time and he started to ask me questions like “On a scale of 1-5, how tidy are you? Can you cook? and he also told me how he was without me asking 🙂 And that was when I began to wonder if he liked me. After having lunch many times and Skype conversations, I decided to ask him if he wanted to hang out for drinks one evening, but he told me then that he couldn’t make it. I was like “S**t, ‘this guy be thinking I’m trying to ask him out”. Lol!! But after some days, he asked me if I wanted to have dinner with him, I wasn’t even sure if it was just dinner or if it was a date.
Dinner day came, and I didnt know if to dress sexy, I thought to myself what if I get there and its not a date. A friend advised me to keep it simple, but still sexy. I did just that! Lo and behold, when I saw him, he was all shaved, nicely dressed and looking very handsome and most of all happy! He invited me to his place after dinner 🙂 He had baked me a chocolate cake with fresh strawberries, and had a nice bottle of red wine. Well the rest is history.
He asked me to marry him just after 4 months of dating and move with him to Norway. At the time, I thought he was crazy for, it was way too soon. But I did say ‘Yes.’ I guess I’m a bit crazy too. I moved with him to Norway, and we dated for some months. And after less than a year of dating, he proposed to me officially with a nice diamond ring 🙂 and then came over to Nigeria to ask for my parent’s blessings, and pay my bride price.
Meeting Magne is one of the best things that ever happened to me, I couldn’t ask for more. He is kind, caring, loving, smart, a good cook and the list keeps getting longer.
I love him so much and couldnt even imagine living without him. In a few months, we will be saying our vows in the presence of God, our family, and friends. Looking forward to that moment when we say our ‘I Do’s.”