Never Stop Believing in The Power of Love and You’ll Find Love.
We promise this love story will change your mind.
Especially, if your past relationship experiences have stopped you from finding a better life partner until now, the love story of Garima and Ayush will change your mind for sure.
Garima was able to find the love of her life at Betterhalf after her failed relationships. Though it was hard for her to start the journey again and there was much hesitation, we didn’t let her down.
She started her partner-search journey at Betterhalf and that’s where she was matched with Ayush. That moment marked the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Then they had conversations and meetings which helped them understand each other better. They both had to go through a lot to make their marriage work because of the restrictions from their family.
After hearing their story, we wanted to make sure it should be read by everyone so that they can never lose faith in love. In our conversation, Garima took us through the story of overcoming her heartbreaks, and how she fell for Ayush and decided to marry him. Since Garima found her soulmate on Betterhalf, we started the conversation with a question to understand how she got to know about our platform.
She said that she was scrolling through social media platforms and saw advertisements about Betterhalf. But she felt hesitant to try the platform because of her failed relationships in the past. It was very difficult for her to trust a person or get back with someone again. That’s when some of her best friends suggested Betterhalf as a reliable app for finding a soulmate. She then downloaded the application but she wasn’t still sure. But little did she know there will be no more failed relationships or broken hearts in her life, only a life filled with happy moments.
We asked what her first conversation with her soulmate was like. Because we were curious to know how their relationship started.
February has always been the best time for any relationship to brewing. Just like that, Garima and Ayush started talking in February 2022 and everything went well. After connecting on Betterhalf, they started chatting through the platform and enjoyed their conversation. Garima and Ayush gelled up quickly. She liked how comfortable they both were in talking and that actually paved the way forward in their relationship. When Ayush asked for her contact details, Garima hesitated a bit, so they continued their conversation on Betterhalf and Instagram. But when she shared her contact details, their conversation went on for around an hour and that too on their first call itself.
You can’t get to know a person completely through online conversations. You need to meet them in person to understand them, right? But there is a plot twist in their meeting because it was a surprise for Garima herself.
Garima explaining us about her first meeting with Ayush,
At the time I was in Noida and Ayush was in Bangalore. Even while working we used to be constantly on video calls with each other. For our first meeting, I didn’t know he was coming. He called me and told me to come outside my building. I thought he was kidding and I even tried to look through my window but couldn't see him. So I went down and lurked from behind the stairs. And there he was! I was stunned and happy. Before we met, we were actually joking about what would happen if we didn't like each other. But fortunately, it didn’t happen. We clicked really well. It was amazing. I really felt good after meeting him.
There will always be a moment in your life to make certain important decisions. Similarly, Garima must have encountered some defining moment with Ayush that moves her to marry him.
So, we asked Garima what was the defining moment for her when she decided ‘This is my Betterhalf’ and stopped her search for a life partner.
She had a lovely explanation for that question.
It's lovely to feel how comfortable we became in each other’s skin. I felt something magical after meeting Ayush for the first time. I always believe that irrespective of how much you’ve talked to someone on call, you can’t decide without meeting in real life. Since we had the context of talking over video calls for a month, we felt like we had known each other for years. I think It’s necessary to be very sure of the person with whom you are going to spend the rest of your life. And the only way to do that is by communicating and being honest with each other.
I had still not recovered from my past experiences. I thought my heart was empty and there cannot be any feelings left for anyone inside. When I conveyed my fears to Ayush and told him that I need time to trust him, he said to take all the time I need. I am here.
If a person loves someone after knowing their heartbreaks, there is no greater love than this. There is no better defining moment for Garima to decide that Ayush is her soulmate than when he said ‘I am here’. We can understand how poetic that was.
After knowing their defining moment, we asked Garima about her favourite thing about Ayush. Her answer showed us how much she loves him.
Ayush is a calm and cool person. I’m the kind of person who gets excited and angry really quickly. So, I always wanted someone, by my side, who can bring balance to my life. He understands me pretty well. And most importantly, he balances out everything in my life very well. One thing I love and admire about him the most is his honesty and caring nature.
My favourite thing about Ayush is his genuine nature. He told me everything about his past. I liked the way he completely opened up about the smallest parts of his life. All of this showed he trusted me. And I trusted him as well. That’s what makes our relationship grow!
While she stopped for a moment to take a sip of water, we knew what to ask her next. Since we were curious to know how they decided to get married, we made it our next question and Garima said.
It was quite a simple decision. We were both clear that we want to spend our lives together. Marriage never seemed like a terrifying decision, it was rather the right one. The way we were so compatible with each other made us realise this. I am a very simple girl and always wanted someone who is genuine and understands me. We both enjoy each moment, and our happiness doesn’t depend upon the outside world. Now when we look back at everything, we realise that we didn't take that decision to marry on the day we met. We started to have feelings for each other while we were talking on the phone. We felt we were compatible with each other, and we had to meet to make the final decision about taking things forward. So, in a way, that decision was the culmination of all the proceedings. And we are happy that we made that decision.
People always have something to share more than what we ask for. We want to make sure that we didn’t miss out on anything that they might want to share.
So, before asking the final question we asked, is there anything we’ve missed that you’d like to share with us? Garima explained the struggles she and Ayush went through to get married.
Our journey until marriage was not easy. Since we belong to different castes, my family had issues with this wedding. The few months before marriage, especially, were tough for us as I was trying to convince my family. They wanted me to marry someone of their choice, but I knew that wouldn't make me happy. I had never imagined that someday I will fight my family for a person.
In my heart, I knew I was making the right decision. Ayush’s love and support gave me the willpower to do the right thing. Both my mother and I were under a lot of pressure from our relatives. Since she is a single mother, she was very scared of me. I am very close to my maternal relatives and taking a decision against them was the hardest thing I ever had to do. But for Ayush, if I have to fight the world again, I’ll do it without a blink.
We were so flattered to hear that Garima was ready to do anything for the love of her life. She continued.
It takes a whole lot of courage to fight and argue with people who have loved you for years. My intention was not to hurt them, but to make them understand that I love a person deeply and that a thing like a caste will not stop me from marrying him. But then, of course, a person’s thinking can’t be changed in a single day. After months of effort, my mother suggested going for a court marriage. My in-laws were very supportive. Also, our friends were there for us.
So we planned everything accordingly. Ayush’s family was there and from my side, my aunt and best friend were there. We got married in a sweet and simple way. Later we had an amazing photo shoot and dinner with our loved ones.
And we concluded our interview with Garima with one last question about the platform. We asked about her experience on Betterhalf and her answer gave meaning to what we have been striving for so far.
I really liked the fact that there is no parental involvement, unlike other platforms. You can directly meet with like-minded people without any trouble. You can find your soulmate without any trouble as per your preferences. It has genuine profiles. I found Betterhalf trustworthy.