Meet the couple with a 46-year age-gap: the 23-year-old businesswoman and care worker says it was love at first swipe

Najee and Charles at an event together. Photographed by MDWfeatures / Najee Martin
Najee and Charles at an event together. Photographed by MDWfeatures / Najee Martin
MDWfeatures / Najee Martin

In May 2018, 23-year-old business owner, Najee Martin from Kingston, Jamaica, and 63-year-old real estate owner, Charles Sciberras from Valletta, Malta, both swiped right on Tinder.

After messaging each other for a while, they felt an instant connection. Charles and Najee, who currently reside in New York, USA, both came from humble backgrounds and worked their way up their career ladders to where they are today.

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For their first date, Charles whisked Najee to the Hamptons and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

Despite their families being skeptical about their relationship at first, they insist that it was destiny that they found each other.

They have since been meeting up six days a week. “Two beautiful souls swiped right; a vibrant Piscean, and a beautiful bold Virgoan. Both originating from diverse nations, our love was destined,” Najee says.

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“Charles’ sense of humour and charm along with my good looks and ambition made the attraction between us even more undeniable. We both come from humble backgrounds. Charles has worked his way up the ladder, and now owns a very successful real estate firm as well has other business ventures."

Najee works with special needs adolescents, and also owns a small e-commerce business, Foreign Dolls Global, which specialises in fashion beauty and skincare.

“We both enjoy the finer things life has to offer, as well share an exciting romantic connection. One year and six months later, our love has flourished beautifully, and we are inseparable,“ Najee says.

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She says their matching intellectual personalities boosted their mutual attraction and they have learned to ignore the awkward stares from strangers.

While they have discussed the possibility of children in the future and have kept the doors open, they are currently focussing on their own relationship for now.

“I would say the fact we clicked intellectually that was a plus. As well my good looks, Charles didn't have a choice but to make me his girl,” she says.

“Our families were skeptical at first, but Charles and I don't care about the opinions of others. We care about our concerns and thoughts of each other. When we are together it's honestly like we are the only two people on this earth."

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The couple has spoken about marriage and children and those things are definitely a possibility. But for now, they want to focus on their love and ever-growing bond.

“As Charles would say ‘we're allergic to being broke’, the opinions of others don’t affect our relationship whatsoever. People smile, people stare, some look amazed, but to be honest no one has ever approached us. I think it's this look that I have that they know to keep their comments cute and respectful.” 

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