3 Couples Share Their Arranged Love Stories!
You just know it when you meet the right guy. There aren’t any violins playing in the background but your heart gives you a signal. You literally go weak at the knees and have butterflies in your stomach even at the mention of his name. And no, it isn’t necessary that you’ll find your Prince Charming in the typical Filmy way. Many times, the meeting is arranged by your friends or family and love just happens!
We asked our readers for their stories and here are four of the cutest arranged marriage stories.
1. Love by chance!
Abinaya and Praveen
I was visiting family friends for a quick brunch on a warm Sunday morning. Little did I know that this one brunch would turn into the starting point of this beautiful journey called marriage. I happened to meet my aunt’s neighbour, an extremely cute lady who instantly took a liking to me and ‘chose’ me for her nephew. In the coming days, my parents and I met more members of their family except my in-laws and Praveen, who were staying in Madurai.
Soon Praveen and I started texting, calling and Skyping, until he finally flew down to meet me in person. I was dropping him to his aunt’s home after our first meeting, where, to my surprise, almost 30 of his family members had gathered to meet me! I was nervous at first but felt extremely special nonetheless. A few months later, we flew down to Madurai to meet Praveen’s parents. The families hit it off and, before I knew it, our engagement was done. It’s been more than 3 years since our wedding and life with Praveen has been wonderful!
– As told by Abinaya(Cognizant)
2. Finding Prince Charming!
Archana and Arun
I fled my home town just so I could escape the marriage bug a little longer! I always dreamt of bumping into my Prince Charming, falling in love and having a dreamy affair just like in Goutham Menon movies. Arranged marriage was so not my thing! My parents were okay with arranged or love marriage as long as I got married! To escape their repeated pleas, I moved cities for work and even lived in Germany for 6 months. It was only after my brother talked to our parents about his girlfriend that all hell broke loose! I had no choice but to get onto bharatmatrimony.com.
After 10 months of me rejecting men, Arun showed an interest in my profile. After going through his social networking profiles I discovered that he checked all the points of my Mr Perfect. He was fun-loving, well educated and mature: a complete package of all that I desired. I persuaded my Mom to call on the number provided and that’s how we started talking. Soon, Arun came over to meet me and it was the most amazing day of my life. Just like I had always dreamt of! And as they say, the rest is history. We got married 3 months ago and I just love him more and more with each passing day!
– As told by Archana (CapGemini)
3. Love at first sight!
Sowmya and Karthik RamChandar
I have had my share of crushes in college but had never ever been in a relationship. So, one day when my dad asked me to meet Karthik, I was slightly taken aback. I couldn’t think about how it would go. Will we have things to talk about? What if I don’t like him? All these questions were going around in my mind. I was nervous and clueless. The day finally arrived and the one thing I remember about our first meeting is that it wasn’t awkward at all!
He did most of the talking and just made me feel really comfortable. And that’s how our relationship has been since. My husband loves me for who I am, and believes in me even when I tend to doubt myself. Living with him has made me a happier and a much more stable person. I often tell others that I couldn’t have found a better boyfriend, best friend and husband. It’s been five years and we keep falling in love with each other, more every day.
– As told by Sowmya (Coimbatore)