Sarai Serface from Colorado relocated to Denver in March 2019 and decided to find a soulmate through a dating app Bumble.
The 27-year-old luxury real estate agent couldn’t find anyone of her age and dropped the idea of searching for a partner of her age range and stumbled across Joel Serface who was 23 years older than her.
The 50-year-old CEO for a renewable energy company was living nearby Sarai’s house and the two instantly clicked after swiping right for each other. They chatted for a few days through messages and on the phone call and realized they are in love with each other.
Sarai said: “What initially attracted me to him was his maturity, resilience, thirst for adventure, and empathy. Physically, I found myself extremely attracted to all of his characteristics and I couldn’t take my eyes or hands off him all night.”
The couple already knew that it was time to take the next step in their relationship as they decided to tie the knot. Joel popped up the question when they were at a restaurant. After committing to each other, they decided to ink themselves with matching infinity tattoos. The couple even got 222 tattoos on their ring fingers to mark their engagement which was held on November 11, 2019.
On February 22, 2020, they tied the knot in Jamaica. Sarai said: “It was love at first sight for sure; an attraction arose within me that I didn’t even know existed before Joel. It’s hard to explain, but I was mesmerized.
“Initially from Joel’s profile, I was attracted to the fact that he was passionate about the environment and people. When we first spoke by phone I was amazed by his articulation and poise. As early as April 2019, we both knew we were committed and not going to separate.”
Sarai revealed that people make negative comments about their relationship as they think she gets paid for sex with Joel. One insensitive stranger even asked Joel where he ‘bought’ her from.
But the couple doesn’t get affected by people’s criticism as they know what they mean for each other. Sarai said: “It really shocked me when someone in the street asked Joel how much he paid for me. Someone else has asked where Joel bought me from.’’
“Sometimes when we go out, people ask if he kidnapped me. We have also had someone come up to us both and say, ‘please tell me you are father and daughter and not a couple.’’
“One time when we went to the pharmacy to pick up medication, the pharmacist thought I was his child and gave me instructions for the medication.
“I have got messages on Instagram calling our relationship ‘predatory’. I have had a lot of comments calling me a sugar baby. I have had friends tell me I don’t need to worry about money because I have a ‘sugar daddy’. The list goes on.”
Sarai asked people to open their small minds which are filled with hate and negativity. She added: You might miss out on the love of your life because of your own reservations and judgement. I’m glad I didn’t.”
Joel said that he had never thought that their relationship would work as they had a huge age gap. But luckily, Sarai’s intelligence and openness made it work and he says she is a ‘breath of fresh air.’
Joel said: “I knew I loved her before I even met her, but man, my heart went crazy in that moment we met.
“I, of course, knew she was beautiful from her profile but it wasn’t until we had our first conversation that I realized she was also emotionally intelligent beyond her years, energetic, adventurous, integrous, compassionate, funny, charming, youthful, fun, and sweet.’’
“Neither one of us wanted the first date to end. Sarai capped the evening off by saying that she wanted one-hundred more of these dates.”
He admitted that he thought Sarai will be immature and because of her younger age but he was surprised by her maturity. He added: “I feared that this would just be a passing phase for her (being into older men) and that she might not have the durability to last in a relationship long term.
“However, I quickly realized that was not the case and that she was constantly growing and eager to better herself. I saw our age gap as being more beneficial when I realized that because of Sarai’s younger age, she was completely open to personal growth and seeing and sharing the world through a completely new lens.
“This was a breath of fresh air, as opposed to older women who tended to be very rigid or guarded, in my experience, and it gave me an amazing appreciation for Sarai.”
Joel said that his family is very conservative and they didn’t immediately accept Sarai. He said: My family comes from a conservative background and have their own expectations about what’s right and wrong. With that being said, they did not immediately welcome Sarai warmly into the family.
“We are currently being patient and hoping that they see over time that our relationship, though alternative, is the healthiest and most passionate relationship I’ve ever experienced or could imagine. We hope to invite them into this beautiful love journey. We hope to prove to everyone just how deep love truly can transcend.”
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