Souvenir Serendipity: This Couple Met, Rejected, Then fell in Love again!
It doesn’t matter how much you deny the role of luck in finding your betterhalf, a few stories make you think against the same. Manoj and Archana had something like this only. When they first met, they didn’t like each other. So, they parted ways. But life had planned something else for them. They had a kind of ironic start to their story. Before they finally got ‘MATCH’ on Betterhalf, the couple had already rejected each other once before.
When we decided to get in touch with Manoj and Archana to listen to their story, we felt so happy about the fact that we provided a platform where two like-intended people can meet. Sharing his side of the story, Manoj said,
“I was searching for a partner along with my parents in a very traditional way - Indian-matchmaking concept of searching the bride through referrals or with the mainstream matrimonial sites. During this exploration, I received the proposal of Archana through a relative of mine but looking at her hobbies and aspirations, I thought we might not be good together. So, I rejected her. After a month or two, I came across Archana’s profile on Betterhalf. The twist doesn’t end here. When the compatibility score reads a whopping 85%, I started doubting my decision. When I started chatting with her, I gradually realized that she's quite compatible with me. So, yeah, I am kinda guilty to say that I rejected her earlier based on a piece of paper and traditional methods.”
On the other spectrum of their love story, Archana wasn’t the one who wasn’t ready to take a dip into the ocean of marriage. When we asked her opinion about the concept of serious dating or marriage, she told us, “Regarding marriage, my parents were more interested in taking it ahead in a traditional way. So, to explore some prospects before settling down, I downloaded Betterhalf and luckily, found Manoj to be her knight in the shining suit.”
“When I found Manoj on Betterhalf, I too remembered rejecting him the first time. But, as I saw our compatibility score and not-a-very-rigid-bio-data on Betterhalf, I found him quite interesting. While we chatted about religion, family, hobbies, core values, and everything else, we both felt something there. It was so natural, so we decided to continue the chat for months.” Archana concluded.
Both Manoj and Archana accepted that they found many other matches on the app, but they didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. So, we were curious about the reason that made their particular match different from other matches they received on the app.
For Archana, Manoj’s natural way of talking was the most special thing. Talking about the same, she said, “As opposed to clichéd texts or dreadful pick-up lines, chatting with Manoj was kind of natural. I felt the comfort, trust, and ease of being myself. We shared the same sense of humor. We also had so many interests and values in common that mingled as well.”
On the other hand, Manoj liked Archana’s curiosity very much. He said, “My first realization watching her picture was that she has an infectious smile and looks like a genuine and a kind-hearted person. She wanted to know me more profoundly and was interested in trying things that I liked doing. I loved that she was so adventurous and open to exploring new things.”
Before ending our conversation with them, we asked how they felt about this whole roller-coaster ride of finding their betterhalf. Answering the same, Manoj replied, “I never imagined that I could be this lucky in love. I got two chances, with the same person but I didn’t settle with her the first time. But as they say, matches are made in heaven; I say, they are completed through AI. I am thankful for my stars and of course, Betterhalf for making my life brighter with a glowing smile by my side.”
If you thought Manoj’s answer was lovely, wait for Archana’s answer.
“For me, it was all like a dream. I was never ready for marriage so soon and I was kind of sure that this won’t happen earlier than I expected. But, to my surprise, when I met Manoj and found out that he is just the guy I wanted: understanding, caring and with whom I can be myself, I thought why not? That was the day I can recall very vividly and could never consider myself luckier.”
We must say that their love story makes us reminisce about the concept of serendipity, and ignite our faith in the saying: ”Whoever is meant to be together, will eventually find their way!”
Also, when a love story is brewing, we believe, it should be relished by everyone. So, if you two do happen to meet through Betterhalf, share your success story with us.
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