By Liana Jacob



In May 2018, business owner, Najee Martin (23) from Kingston, Jamaica, and real estate owner, Charles Sciberras (69) from Valletta, Malta, both swiped right on Tinder and 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 get to where they are today, and their mutual ambition sent sparks flying between them.

Charles pictured kissing Najee on the cheek. MDWfeatures / Najee Martin

Charles then whisked Najee away to the Hamptons for their first date and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

Despite their families being sceptical 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 said.

“Charles and I connected immediately upon swiping right on Tinder. For our first date Charles took me to the Hamptons for a romantic getaway.

Najee pictured in a black one-piece swimming suit. MDWfeatures / Najee Martin

“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.

“I work with special needs adolescents, and also own a small e-commerce business Foreign Dolls Global which specialises in fashion beauty and skincare.

Najee and Charles at an event. MDWfeatures / Najee Martin

“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.

“We were very attracted to one another from day one and now can’t stay away from each other. Even though there is a forty-six-year age difference, we can’t tell at all.”

Najee says that 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.

Najee pictured dressed up for one of their dates. MDWfeatures / Najee Martin

“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 said.

“Our families were sceptical 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.

“We’ve spoken about marriage and children and those things are definitely a possibility. But for now, we want to focus on our love and ever-growing bond between us.

“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.”