After the Instant Connection on Betterhalf, Their Common Interests Took the Charge of Marriage
Marriage. The amalgamation of two souls. The newly formed connection between two families. Each one of us will have a different definition of marriage. More than often, people tend to look for common interests when choosing their betterhalf. It is easier for two people with several shared interests to decide on the marriage and live a happy and successful life together.
Wouldn’t it be easier for you if you could see the interests and hobbies of people before deciding to connect with them? We, at Betterhalf, provide exactly this to you. When Shweta, a Senior Risk Compliance Analyst working in Gurugram, connected with Abhishek Tulyani, Graphics Designer on Betterhalf, this exactly helped her. Both of them had several common interests that they could see on each other's profiles. This helped them connect instantly, and within seven months, they got married.
Yes, yes, we know how wonderful it is and you want to know more about this couple’s story. And we won’t disappoint you even a bit. When we heard their story, sharing with the world was the first thought we had in our mind. After taking their due consent, we are sharing a few excerpts from our lovely conversation with Shweta. We hope this story makes you believe and trust in the power of online matrimony platforms like Betterhalf.
Our first question to Shweta was about her marital status to which she replied with a smile in her voice, “Yes, I’m married to Abhishek now. We tied our knot on 15th May.”
Tell us honestly, don’t you always ask a couple about how they met for the first time? Well, we are no different from you guys. We were super curious to know how they met. When we asked this to Shweta, she told us that they connected through Betterhalf in October 2020. And the most special part was how instant their connection was.
Telling us about the conversation after getting connected, she said,
“Betterhalf provides people the option to showcase their interests and hobbies on the profile. So, when I saw the profile of Abhishek, I realized that we had several common interests - Cooking and the famous TV sitcom ‘Friends’ were two major things for both of us. Soon when we started talking with each other, we found out many other common interests. Like we both like to keep things tidy, in an organized manner. We don’t like messy spaces.
Apart from this, we also have the same birth months so we have identical sun signs as well. Plus, when we got to connect for the first time, both of us were looking to get married at that time with genuine intention. But we weren’t in some kind of hurry. We didn’t want to take any rash decision considering the importance of such a decision. We wanted to take as much time as needed to get to know each other. We were on the common ground that first, we will settle in our careers, and then only we will get married to each other.
So, we both felt okay waiting for each other before making that big decision. And we were able to do that because we had a proper understanding.”
We were so immersed in Shweta’s answer that we didn’t realize that she was finished with her answer. But when we came back to our senses, we asked her how was their first meeting? Did they set up a romantic date to meet in person or was it something normal? Well, Shweta remembers the exact date when they met for the first time.
“Well, we met on 22 January 2021. Around 3-4 months after we connected on Betterhalf. The transition from online conversation to meeting him in person was pretty smooth. Actually, the first meeting happened only in my hometown, Uttarakhand. He came there to meet me and my parents.”
How was your Parents' interaction with Abhishek? Did they instantly like him? - As soon as we heard Shweta mentioning ‘parents’, we asked this. Telling us about the meeting, she said,
“My parents knew about Abhishek beforehand. After last year's Diwali, we both decided that we should tell our parents that we are talking to someone with whom we might get married. Things started moving from there only. When Abhishek met my parents, they instantly liked him. Talking to him on the phone a few times also helped our case.”
He came to Uttarakhand only for two days. Since he was visiting my home for the first time, my mother prepared everything at home only. My best friend from school was also there. She met Abhishek and liked him a lot. We spent most of our time at home only as it was very cold outside. You can understand how cold Uttarakhand can be.”
Liking someone is one thing. But deciding to get married to that person is a different thing. Often, people go through a moment when they both know that they have found someone with whom they can spend their whole life. Talking about her experience at this moment, Shweta told us that they were quite practical in deciding on marriage.
“See, initially we were quite practical about marriage. We both knew that we were looking to get married. So, we decided to put the practical part in place. As I said, we had many common interests. So, that's how we thought it would be better for us to choose our partner with common interests as it would be easier for us in the future. Our parents were not okay with our decision initially because of this traditional concern that we have met online and we are going to get married without even meeting in person.
But then we were pretty honest about each other and that helped us to take that decision. We both talked about our good and bad habits. I knew that Abhishek is the one with whom I can share anything irrespective of how good or bad it is. And our parents also understood the fact that we will be happy together.”
For Shweta, the caring nature of Abhishek is the quality that she loves most. She took no time when we asked about it. Also, the smile on her face while answering this was really lovely.
Since the time we started our conversation with Shweta, we wanted to ask about her favorite memory or interesting incident that they have had so far. Talking about it, Shweta told us...
“Well, between us, interesting incidents happen almost every day. After we got married, within a week or two, the second wave of Covid was at its peak. We were living in a society and it was sealed because of many positive cases there. And because of that, we were unable to go anywhere and were stuck at home only.
So, he gave me a really pleasant surprise. He decorated the whole room by himself. He cooked different things and planned a perfect date at home only without any outside help. It was so romantic.”
Before we took Shweta’s permission to leave, we asked her what does marriage mean to her. To this, she said, “It may sound silly but If you ask me, everyone should get married. When you have the right partner, you start to enjoy so many little things in your life. I hear many people saying how marriage binds and suppresses them, and one stops living his/her life after marriage which is not true at all. I don't think so. We live for each other because we both respect each other's likes and dislikes. If he wants to do something which I don't like, I will still contribute to it and vice versa. Marriage is like getting best friends forever.”
Hearing this answer, our hearts were full. We, at Betterhalf.ai, wish both Shweta and Abhishek all the happiness and health in the world. We can’t tell you how much joy we feel to help people connect through our platform. We will not stop doing that. Cheers!
- With Love, for Love.