Hooray for the season of LOVE! Leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating all kinds of love while spotlighting #LaneEightSoleMates – the stories of love, friendship, and family behind our brand.
For our latest Sole Mates feature, we trained our lens on LANE EIGHT CTO Vivek, and his girlfriend, Miki. This duo’s modern love story started right before COVID with a connection made on the dating app Bumble, and that love has only grown stronger through the pandemic. As the CTO of the company, Vivek stays glued to his computer, but we managed to pry him away from his screen long enough to get him and Miki to spill the beans on how they met, what sparked their initial attraction, their Valentine’s Day plans, and most importantly, what keeps their relationship going from strength to strength.
What initially caught my attention was her cute face. However, after several dates, it was her maturity and empathy that got me.Vivek
For those who don’t know, please tell us who you are and what you do.
Miki: I’m Miki, I work as a marketer for an IT software company while taking on freelance projects as a writer/editor/content curator.
Vivek: I’m Vivek, CTO of LANE EIGHT.
How did you guys meet? What attracted you to each other?
Miki & Vivek: Bumble!
Miki: I was intrigued by his mysterious demeanor, and fell for his kindness and thoughtfulness.
Vivek: What initially caught my attention was her cute face. However, after several dates, it was her maturity and empathy that got me.
What are you guys doing for Valentine’s Day this year?
Miki: I plan for 95% of our dates, so I’m leaving this one to Vivek. 😂
Vivek: It’s a secret!
Just kidding, I have yet to plan it out but probably a nice brunch somewhere followed by some Netflix binging.
We are each other’s pillars whenever one of us needs some support, guidance or clarity.Miki
What are your favourite things to do together?
Miki: Exploring new restaurants, going on hikes, binge-watching entire seasons of our favourite shows in one sitting, and just staying in for some cozy alone time.
Vivek: Everything she said and hanging out together with our community of awesome friends. Unfortunately that’s become a little bit harder to do these days.
What is the biggest strength of your relationship?
Miki: We are each other’s pillars whenever one of us needs some support, guidance or clarity.
Vivek: The ability for both of us to speak our minds and be completely open and transparent to each other.
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