They Were So Sure About Each Other that Everything Was Fixed Within One Week of Connection
Choosing your marriage partner can be both hard and easy, depending on the kind of people you come across. For Priya and Mathew, things were no different, but they persevered. They found an instant connection that, they both felt, would last forever. They were so sure about each other that marriage talks were happening in the presence of their parents within one week of connecting for the first time.
And isn’t it amazing that two people are connecting instantly through one of the matrimony apps (Betterhalf.ai in their case) in an age where people spend years to find their partner? Also, in matrimony apps, rejections are normal. Priya, a Textile Designer by profession, was pretty aware of this because of her past experience on these matrimony platforms. But she didn’t lose hope, and Betterhalf.ai helped her meet Mathew, who works in an IT Company.
One of the most amazing things about the story of Priya and Mathew was they never stopped believing. And we think this is what each of us should do when on the journey to find a compatible partner. We decided to talk to them so that we can share their intriguing story with you guys. Here are a few excerpts from our conversation with the amazing couple. Among all the things, the first thing we wanted to know was how did they manage to connect, to which Priya replied,“Well, I clearly remember it was 27th June when I first connected with Mathew. It was in the morning when I downloaded Betterhalf as I had been searching for a compatible partner. After 2-3 swipes, I came across his profile. I saw his pictures and liked them a lot. So, I sent him a request. I think, within minutes he accepted my request and texted me back. We had a nice conversation. During that, he shared his number with me so that we could talk on call in the evening. On the call, we spoke for an hour. And for both of us, that conversation clicked. And it was quite mutual. Would you believe that within a week, I told my parents about him and everything? He did the same, and our parents met. Everything happened within a week. Things were moving. Next week, his parents came to my place to meet my parents. Within two months from the date we spoke to each other for the first time, we got engaged."
We were amazed by the pace of all the things that happened between Priya and Mathew. And our only response was - WOW! That escalated pretty fast! Our next question to Priya was about how did they meet for the first time? How did the interaction go, and what did you feel at that time? Because first meetings always have something special in them. Answering this, Priya said, “Well, our first meeting was in the presence of our parents. I was trying to be cool, but the nervousness kicked in eventually. We saw each other and had our time to talk. I knew him from before so it was comfortable actually. I felt very safe around him. I don’t know how but by the time the actual meeting happened, I already knew him and liked talking to him. So, there was only a bit of initial awkwardness. But after that, we were pretty cool.”
As soon as Priya finished her answer, we were curious to ask whether they went out together yet or not. And we have this intuition that they must have. Her answer turned our intuition true.
“Yeah, after we met for the first time with our parents, we went out together a few times. We both love watching movies. But he liked watching it on the big screen, whereas I’m not a big fan of going out. So, I had to drag myself out. But I felt happy as he was happy. Our outings were not particular dates. But going out and spending time together is kind of our thing. We go out for movies, lunch, shopping, and many other things. We just love spending time together.”
How lovely of Priya to participate in something she doesn’t like much. But that’s how beautiful and solid relationships get made. Talking about Mathew’s flexible nature, she said, “I am more kind of an indoor person, who wants to stay in my room and enjoy things there only. So, due to my nature, he has to cancel his plans sometimes. But he is so sweet that whenever he has to do that, he will be like, we will chill inside only.”
And now we were at the most important question - What was that exact moment when she realized he's the one? Such moments must be unforgettable for anyone who has found their betterhalf. When we asked the same, Priya had a lovely smile on her face. Answering our question, she said,
“I think, in the beginning, itself when you start searching for your partner, you have some particular things in your mind that should be in your partner. And you try to find these things. But life doesn’t work like this. On the app, he was like my least expected person. So, when I got to connect with him, happiness was way beyond my imagination. When I started talking to him, it just ticked all the marks. In the first few days itself, I was sure he was the one I'm looking for.”
“Also, from the beginning itself, I wanted to have an arranged marriage. And being on matrimonial sites and applications, I faced many rejections. From my experience, I know how someone feels about getting rejected when you are trying to find your betterhalf. Things don’t happen as per your wish. So, I took a break from all those apps for some time during which I got clarity. And I cannot pick one particular day if you ask me. But I felt so much relaxed. I think that break helped me find Mathew. When I found him, I was assured of the fact that he is the one.”
People in a relationship have so many favorite things about each other that they like and dislike. But they often have to think it through if we ask them to pick one favorite thing or trait about their partner. Priya was no different than others in this case. She had to pause for a few moments before replying to our question.
“Well, the first thing I like about him the most is his mature nature. By mature, I mean the way he thinks about little things in life and his level of intellect. Also, he handles everything perfectly. He makes me feel pretty comfortable in any situation. With him, I know that he will be my pillar in any difficult situation. I can rely on him and this is the greatest thing you can find in your partner.
Priya’s favorite memory in her short relationship was watching a movie with Mathew in the theatre. You must be wondering what’s special about watching a movie in a theatre. Duh! Everyone does it all the time.
Well, we thought the same at first. But when we heard Priya’s answer, we got to know why it’s her favorite one.
“Honestly speaking, everything happened so fast that we did not have much time. But if I were to choose one favorite memory from the short period together, it would be watching movies with him in the theater. Because this is a different experience for me as I don’t like it as such but I can go out of my comfort zone with him. I'm doing it for him and it makes both of us happy.”
Unlike other stories, parents were involved from the first meeting itself. And we thought it would be interesting to know what their parents felt about the relationship.
“The first meeting between our parents was pretty ‘chill’. Along with me, my parents were also searching for a guy for an arranged marriage. So, it was not some hard and fast rule imposed on me by them that I have to do the marriage if they find someone. They told me clearly that if I ever find someone, they would be okay with him. Within a week I started talking to Mathew, I talked to his mother. And fortunately, Mathew's parents were also the same. His mother told him that she will be okay with whoever he will find until and unless he is happy with that person. She is really sweet in that way and her son’s happiness is the most important thing for her. The first meeting was really good as both of our parents were quite happy.”, Priya concluded.
We were awestruck by their parents’ views about their relationship and the freedom they gave their children to choose their partner in a liberated manner. We wish that more parents provide such freedom to their children.
We cannot stop ourselves from asking about Priya’s marriage plans before signing off. Priya told us about how her wedding plan shifted to a grand white wedding that was supposed to be a simple South Indian wedding before.
“Well, the marriage is going to be on 24th October. I am pretty excited about it and have been planning everything. I am very particular about things and want everything to be perfect. Earlier, it was going to be a typical south Indian wedding. But everything has changed now, and it would be a White Wedding. You guys will be shocked to know that I was opposed to that initially, but it will be a really big fat wedding now.”
We, at Betterhalf.ai, were delighted to be a small and significant part of their successful relationship. We are grateful that two beautiful souls have managed to connect through our platform. But in the end, it was their belief that sailed them through. We wish them to have a happy, healthy, and successful life ahead!
- With love, for love! <3