Bangalore and Love Brought Them Together
In any love story, the place where it is unfolding plays a defining role. In one of the sweetest love stories of Dibya and Prateek, Bangalore was the place that brought them together and how! Knowing the struggles people face in a long-distance relationship, both were clear about one thing - Their partner should be in the same city as them.
The story of Prateek and Dibya is simple in that sense. Connected through Betterhalf. Met each other. Soon, that spark happened. And now, they are finalizing their marriage date. Before we talked to them, we were unaware of the power of one small filter (Location, in this case!) in an app that can bring two people together forever.
We want to share the story of Prateek and Dibya with you so that you can also know how two people, who know their preferences in and out, fell in love and decided to take the plunge.
We started our conversation with “How did it all start?” as we were pretty curious like any other person who gets to meet a successful couple. Answering this, prateek, who is a Manager in one of the Big Four, said,
“I registered on Betterhalf with a timeline in mind that I would settle in the next one year or two. And I was looking for profiles who had a similar thought process and were looking to settle in the same timeframe. I must say here that I was pretty impressed by Betterhalf’s results as I got to connect with several like-minded people. And I feel lucky that Dibya was one of them.”
To the same question, when Dibya, who is an Interior Designer, told us, “I decided to register on Betterhalf on my birthday, 10th of March, at a time when I was irritated at not finding someone with whom I can spend life together. And will you believe that the first request I’ve sent on the app was Prateek? Now when I look back at it, I kind of feel that everything is destiny.”, we had goosebumps.
Right from the moment we connected with Prateek and Dibya, we wanted to ask about their experience after they found each other and if they have fixed a date for their marriage yet. Because hey, who doesn’t want to see two genuine, lovely people getting married!
To this, Prateek said, “We haven't fixed a date yet. We’ve been dating for 6 months. Everything was quite organic once we connected through the app and started chatting. Soon, we exchanged numbers and connected via Instagram also. The conversation was pretty great. We are planning to take the plunge very soon, next to 4-5 months. Dibya wanted to have a pretty simple marriage in Orissa, with only family members around as she doesn’t like big, lavish weddings.”
There’s always been a definite moment in our life when we feel that this person is the one we’re looking for. Telling us about this, prateek said,
“We decided to meet after talking with each other for a month. We were comfortable right from the moment we met each other. Dibya was very warm towards me, and I felt pretty comfortable around her. Went out for lunch together. After that, we spent some time with our friends as well.
But it was our second meeting when I went to Bangalore to meet and spend some more time with her. We both were pretty excited about that meeting. During that meeting, I felt that we're connected, and luckily, she also felt the same. By nature, I’m more of a reserved type, and she is pretty talkative. So, naturally, she initiated the conversation about the idea of us being together.”
Sharing her side of the story, Dibya told us, “I kind of sensed his reserved nature. I was also feeling that he was kind of frozen up, which I understood. That’s why I decided to take charge and initiate the conversation about spending our life together.”
They were so sure about each other after the second meeting that they decided to announce it on their social media. Well, we understand this completely. It’s an out-of-this-world feeling when you find your betterhalf. Well, we cannot keep calm at this point.
But after hearing all of this, we asked them their favorite memory together or some interesting incident. We could sense a feeling of happiness in Prateek’s voice. Sharing his memory, he said, “Initially, I was planning to go to Bangalore in May, my birthday month, to celebrate the special day with her. But the travel situation was not good due to pandemic-caused restrictions. When I finally traveled in June, she arranged a special dinner date with the help of her friend. She went all out of her way to make that evening special for me. It was the first candlelight dinner of my life. That was an experience which I would never really forget.”
When we asked the same question to Dibya, she faced a lot of difficulties in picking one memory as there were so many. Finally, she picked one and shared it with us - “When we first met, he was at his native place, Rourkela, as he was working from home only. We both decided that we will meet in Bhubaneswar. We planned a short trip there, and the time we spent together during the trip was the best I’ve ever had in my life.”
As we all know that while searching for a compatible partner, we look for certain personality traits in a person. When we asked Prateek and Dibya about one thing they like most about each other, we found some interesting answers.
As per Prateek, Dibya’s enthusiastic nature made him like her too much. “I always care for her in every possible way. But between us, I’m the one who will think twice before doing something. However, Dibya is exactly the opposite of me. She loves to do impromptu things. She is wired that way only. So, we kind of stick together well, in that sense.”
For Dibya, it was hard to pinpoint one particular trait of Prateek that she liked most. After much thinking, she said, “There are so many things about him that would be difficult to explain in words. But if I were to pick one, his supporting nature would be the number one thing. Since we met, he has supported me at every stage of my life. Honestly speaking, he is one of the most supportive persons I've ever met in my life. The way he treats and respects me; I have never felt that from anybody.”
Just when we were feeling overwhelmed with the joy of hearing their story, right at the end of our conversation, they told us a pretty special thing.
“One thing that strongly holds our relationship is our togetherness in doing every little thing in our life. Whatever we have to do, we always ask each other’s perspectives about the same to make a better decision. It strengthens our relationship to a great level.”
We couldn’t have found a better parting note to our conversation with the wonderful couple. We, at Betterhalf.ai, are grateful that we can help such lovely people meet with each other. We wish them loads of happiness and great health!
-With love, for love <3