This Couple Restored Our Faith That Love Always Finds Those Who Seek it.
“What you seek is seeking you.”
This is one of the most famous quotes said by the mystic author and poet Rumi which tells us that if you truly desire something, the universe will conspire to make it happen. It can be anything. In the case of Shivam and Saumya, it was love. Both of them were looking for love, and they found it in each other through Betterhalf. And guess what? They have traveled the journey from #LockdownLove to #MarriageVows and are all set for taking the giant leap.
Rollback the clock to a few years back, and you will see every second movie with the same movie plot - A boy and a girl meet, they fall in love, the girl’s family refuses to marriage but the boy doesn't lose hope and keeps making efforts to convince the family for the love of his life! However, with changing times, our movies have also evolved. They have switched to better plots now. But if we tell you the story of Shivam and Saumya, you would certainly say that we have borrowed it from one of the old movies’ plots.
Shivam and Saumya met on Betterhalf and fell in love with each other. They faced a bit of difficulty in their story but like all excellent love stories, they sailed through. When we first heard about their story, we instantly thought how cool it would be to share this with everyone else. Let us tell you the reason behind it.
One of the most awesome things about their story is that it possesses the power to inspire more people to believe in magic and the power of love. With their story, they can realize that love is so subtle, mature, and genuine. It can change your life in a flash. Also, their story is a testimony that love always finds you even if bombarded with unexpected challenges of being in different cities or even if there's been a pandemic going on. We, at Betterhalf, hoped that it can make people believe in the power of conviction and most importantly, love. So, we reached out to Shivam, so that we could hear everything about their story. He graciously shared their story with us. So, let’s get to it right now!
Our first question to Shivam was about his connection with Saumya when they first connected on Betterhalf. Because the connection is one of the most important things between a couple. Sharing his connection with Saumya, he said,
“Both Saumya and I felt the same connection at first and had similar thoughts. Can you believe that even the words we used were the same? So honestly, we cannot pinpoint a single reason because of which we are choosing to be with each other for life, it’s simply the connection we felt when we spoke. And it was special. We both knew at that moment that we found something special.
We both LOVED talking to each other. We were living in different cities when we first connected on Betterhalf. And due to Covid restrictions, we could not travel to see each other. The distance between us made us miss each other a lot. However, we compensated that by getting on a call at every possible opportunity - in between work breaks, at night, etc. We made sure to talk a lot. Now when we look back at that time, we see it was a pretty lovely time because distance has its beauty.”
Shivam and Saumya spent a few days on phone calls once they connected. And that’s where they knew that they were made for each other. They were sure that they shared something special and wanted to take it forward. So, they decide to tell their parents about their 100%-sure Betterhalf. That’s where the twist came. Saumay’s parents weren't as convinced as Shivam’s. They were a little bit hesitant about online matrimony platforms.
That’s why Shivam decided to go meet them. Talking about his experience, he said,
“We first met on March 7th, directly at her place. I was predominantly there to convince her parents. Saumya’s parents were in denial mode at first. I was sure that they must have had their concerns but I wanted to meet them and was hoping that they would get to know me better in person. Saumya and I genuinely love each other and we together wanted our parents to know the same. My parents were completely ready from the beginning, and later we had Saumya’s parent’s blessings as well. They mostly felt better after meeting and getting to know me. So, they decided to agree to the marriage.”
Before ending our conversation with Shivam, we asked who was the one that made the first move to take this relationship forward i.e. to the marriage level. While responding to that, Shivam said,
“OF COURSE ME! I was very straightforward regarding what I was looking for. When we started talking initially, I told Saumya that I am here, on the Betterhalf app, to find a genuine connection, and my intention is to get married. Turns out, Soumya wanted the same and it made me feel ecstatic. That's the beauty of this app - you get people who share the same intention of marriage and not some fake or scam profiles.
My parents were trying to find an eligible partner for a year through different matrimonial apps. So, I decided to take the matter into my own hands! I downloaded Betterhalf. I was not using it very much initially but within a week, Soumya and I connected. I feel I got quite lucky, and I’ll always be grateful for Betterhalf to help me find Saumya.”
At Betterhalf, we always try to meet two compatible people with each other. And it gives us immense pleasure and joy to facilitate genuine connections like Shivam and Saumay. We wish both of them a very happy and healthy wedding life ahead! Also, may they have a life full of LOVE.
- With Love, For Love. <3