…although Victor had ex-lover/s, he couldn’t possibly have been involved in a deep or serious romantic relationship. He was 27 when he said he’s been ignoring life and love for over 20 years. He had his lover/s either when he was too young (around 7 years old) or within the last 20 years, but either way it would not be a serious one if he’s been neglecting it.
Then comes the realization that Yuri is Victor’s first true love. And being at the right moment, place, and time, together, they met each other halfway in their first real romantic relationship.