The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. Today, he is the second youngest self-made billionaire, and one of the sharpest minds in the industry. Yet the man behind all this fame and glamour is not very different when it comes to love. Just like any other person, he too has a romantic tale of love to tell.
A meeting of two hearts
This wasn’t a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting which would affect millions on the internet; it was one which would affect just two people on this planet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003. Interestingly, they met at quite a strange place- in the waiting line for the washroom. Soon, these two students at Harvard, started dating each other. After some time, Mark took another major decision of his life; he dropped out to run his company then titled- The Facebook.
True Love Defies Distance
Despite the distance and Mark’s inherent workaholic attitude, Priscilla always stood by him. They fell in love when Zuckerberg was nothing, but a college student and they are still in love when he has become a multi-billionaire. Their love for each other and bond of commitment was much stronger than any fame or fortune. Priscilla who specializes in paediatrics was the one who inspired Zuckerberg to promote organ donation on Facebook. And yes, she is also one of the first people to join Facebook (5 February, 2005). Their love was so strong that when Mark Zuckerberg moved to California, Priscilla Chan too shifted there and became a medical student at the University of California.
Romantic Facebook Journey
Priscilla’s Facebook updates show the wonderful trajectory of the relationship that they shared. The couple’s Facebook profiles also give a peak into some of their memorable moments, such as Priscilla’s graduation, their trips, their romantic walks and parties, and home time with their pet- Beast.
Their secret mantra for a stronger relationship
When it comes to their relationship, Priscilla like any other girl doesn’t let the power go to her man’s head. In their courtship days it was reported that she had laid out strict rules for Mark. A minimum of 100 minutes of alone time (definitely not at Facebook) and one date night every week topped that list. Mark must have been an obedient boyfriend because very soon Priscilla moved in with him. Like many of us who just can’t help but choose Facebook for our major announcements, Mark also took help of his creation to declare the news to all. “Priscilla Chan is moving in this weekend.”
A timeline of unconditional love
This wonderful love story crossed another milestone in 2012, when Priscilla graduated from medical school. They used this news to keep the secrecy of their marriage. They invited all their friends for a party telling them that it was Priscilla’s graduation party. And in the presence of 100 guests, Mark announced it as the day of their wedding. Mark presented a simple ruby wedding ring to his love which he had personally designed for her. The couple tied the knot at the backyard of their home and went to Italy for their honeymoon.
The rest, as they say, is history or perhaps, a new beginning that has nothing to do with the Facebook millions, but has lots of twists for those with a romantic heart.