Two Different Cities, One Funny Incident, And a Happily Ever After!
Before the Internet entered our lives, marriages between two people living in two different cities were not as common as they are today. Thanks to dating and matrimony apps in today’s world, people are not afraid to cover any distance to seek their soulmates. Leave aside cities and states, people have found their betterhalf across nations. Today, we want to present the story of Farahan and Afreen, who met each other through Betterhalf.
They understand that without Betterhalf, their chances of finding each other were quite low since they live in two different states - Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. But as we said earlier, distance has become irrelevant today. People are one text, video call away from each other. Before diving deep into their story, let’s give you some intro about Afreen and Farhan.
With this couple, everybody wants to hang out. And why does anybody want the same? Well, because of the fun they do together and how fully they live each moment of their lives. These are some small-yet-substantial aspects in a relationship that people tend to forget. We were astounded by the details of their story. That’s why we want to share the same with you guys so some of you can take a leaf out of that book.
We got in touch with Afreen, and we had a fun conversation. With so much enthusiasm, she told us about their story - How they met on Betterhalf, their crazy time, and how did they move from #LockdownLove to #MarriageVows
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Afreen and Farahan met on Betterhalf. So we thought we should start our conversation with their connection story; how do they connect. Talking about it, Afreen told us,
“I am originally from Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Farahan is from Mumbai. I was working in Delhi when I first started using Betterhalf. After a month of being on the app, I connected with Farahan. At that time, he was in Pune, working as a software engineer.
After talking to each other on the app almost every day, we switched to phone calls and WhatsApp chats. After a month of talking virtually and getting to know each other, we decided to meet. Farahan came from Pune to Delhi, and we had a blast together.”
‘So, what was your first meeting with Farhan like?’ - We asked this as soon as Afreen finished talking about her connection story. She told us how they went on a 2-day local trip to Delhi.
“It was a 2-day trip for him. and I was excited & nervous all together. I took him for a Delhi tour to all the famous places, and we were roaming around the city all day long. It’s amazing how I was so comfortable around him. Farahan is a very jolly person and super humorous. He kept cracking jokes, and I laughed a lot. Also, he kept taking my pictures which I thought was very sweet. At last, we had dinner together and moved towards the hotel where he was supposed to stay.”
And then something crazy happened. Yes, that’s exactly what Afreen said to us while unable to control her laughter. And we were super curious to know it. Well, Afreen didn’t disappoint us.
“This is an incident we’ll never forget and always laugh at. So, on the first day in Delhi, Farahan had booked a hotel room for himself, and when we reached there at night, the guy who is supposed to be the manager was sleeping. And we couldn’t get in even after trying a lot. All night long, we dragged the bags around the city, talking and laughing along till we finally booked another hotel for him, and I went back home. It was one crazy night, the good thing here was that we got to spend some more time together.”
We all know that relationships cannot go on if two people aren’t compatible with each other. Compatibility is a kind of fuel in a relationship. Telling us about how compatible they are with each other, Afreen told us,
“The way we were so compatible with each other made me realize he is the one. See, I am a very simple girl and always wanted someone who is genuine and understands me. Especially a good listener and Farahan is a great listener, he is so calm when I speak which I adore.
To date, we both enjoy each moment, and our happiness doesn’t depend upon the outside world. Even in this pandemic, where everything is shut, we have fun together at home. Not just this, Farahan also supports me in every aspect, he loves cooking, and so we cook together. He makes everything so funny and light is why as a couple we never get bored nor let anyone else get bored :P”
Our conversation was coming to an end. And we could not afford to not ask about how they decide on the marriage. Afreen told us that they decided to not involve their parents until and unless they aren’t sure about each other. So, they talked for a few months and learned about each other.
“Initially, we intended to simply spend time and learn about different aspects of each other. After months of talking and meeting each other every 15 days, we decided, in December, to take things forward and involve our families. My parents told me if I am happy, they are happy and that there is nothing to worry about.
Once we decided, both of our families met and we planned to get engaged in March but just 2 days before the wedding, the lockdown was announced. We had everything planned and the bookings were done too. Sure, we were disappointed and kept thinking about what to do next. During the lockdown and that distance between us for such a long time, we realized that we simply wanted to get married. So we did in November 2020.
With our closed ones we had a small ceremony, it wasn't as fancy as we planned it would be but yet it was so special and precious. Both of us enjoyed everything - the pre-wedding shoot, the small engagement ceremony before the wedding, all the events, and most importantly, the togetherness as a couple.”
After their marriage, Afreen and Farahan live in Pune together. They both work from home and support each other in everything. At Betterhalf, we are so immensely proud to know that we helped them as a platform where they found each other. They handle different situations with full maturity while also having fun. Their story gives us one important lesson - It is not the outside world that makes anything special, it’s our special love that does.
We hope their extraordinary story encourages you to start brewing your own love story. Well, Betterhalf, with its special features, could help you find your soulmate. <3
-with love, for love.