The man who revolutionized the internet met the love of his life rather unusually. Mark Zuckerberg actually met his future wife Priscilla Chan at a fraternity party, while both were in line for the bathroom!
Zuckerberg then took her on a date, and the rest as we know is history. It is incredible how both Mark and Priscilla look so much in love, and have been together for almost 12 years now. Looks like we could pick some relationship lessons right from their love nest! Read on:
1. No Busy Bees
When it comes to her romantic relationship with Mr Zuckerberg, it seems that she doesn't let the power go to his head as she is reported to have laid out strict rules that he must obey.
Priscilla fiercely tries to guard her private time with Mark, and demands at least one date night a week, away from the rest of the world. It is definitely difficult for high-profile, busy people to take out time for each other. But keeping alone time for your beloved is a rule you must not break.
2. Inspiring Each Other, Always
It is well known that the powerful Mr. Zuckerberg is much inspired by his missus' beliefs and visions. In one of his conversations with a media channel, Mr. Zuckerberg revealed that it was his conversations with Ms Chan that inspired the organ donation and other philanthropy aspects of Facebook, citing their dinner talks about her sick patients as the inspiration for the creation of such humanitarian initiatives.
3. Chan Is Independent Despite Being Social Media's First Lady
Chan is an independent, thoughtful woman, and also has a separate, successful identity apart from being the First lady of Silicon Valley. Having studied biology at Harvard University, and finishing her degree in medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Chan is currently working at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Chan has worked very hard to get where she is. Born to refugee parents, Priscilla is the first in her family to go to college. As a reflection of her and Mark's passion for education, the couple also announced an education foundation, Startup: Education. This goes on to show that the best couples are those where each partner retains a strong identity even after years of togetherness.
4. Humour Helps
It is tough being a geek's girlfriend. But what helps is that Mark and Priscilla have the same taste in jokes. For instance, Zuckerberg used to have a set of beer glasses that involved some computer-science humour.
"They said '#include ,' which is C++ language, and since I had studied a bit of programming myself, we both had a good laugh about them," says Priscilla. "I think he appreciated that I got the joke."
5. Heavy Petting
Zuckerberg and Priscilla are parents to a Hungarian sheep dog, Beast. The dog is Mark's second priority after Facebook, Chan revealed in an earlier interview. The couple spends probably 30 minutes every day" making sure the pooch-is "happy and satisfied." Petting a dog together can actually be a great thing for a couple, as it involves lots of care, love, emotions and effort together.
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