It is unknown if she ever dated him, but is clear they could not be together due to their different heritages. Elaine made a list of confessions to Shivrang. She loved him since the first grade, she writes about him in her journal, and paints pictures of him on her easel.
Shrivang also confesses to her that he wants their children to be photographers and marry in a Presbyterian church. They both run off together to elope in Las Vegas.