“Marriage” - a dreaded word amongst most young people (atleast among the normal ones ! ). I believe that; the only people who do welcome it ; are parents, relatives and their relatives and of course; the ones who are in louvvv...! (Ooopss...Excusez-moi )
Love marriage or arranged marriage..?? Wasn't that a perennial question asked to us as we progressed from late childhood to adolescence to adulthood ? But funny or what..I always knew mine would be an arranged marriage. I still don't know how I knew..but I knew ! Call it women's instinct or sixth sense. And also all along, I was a big believer in arranged marriages ,probably seeing the biggest inspiration- my parents who I can see are so in love and that too especially now during their so-called “second honeymoon” or maybe it's because I just started observing them with more caution recently after getting engaged myself. They still act as they are newly weds by running across the house, nudging, prodding each other ! ( touch wood). There were several others as well which just strengthened my belief in arranged marriages, no not that love marriages around me were failures. Just somehow I ended up seeing more of arranged marriages as I grew up and I still remember a late night conversation with one of my school friends who told me- “Oh! You know Gayathri...you are most definitely going to have an arranged marriage..!! Funny...Why ? Was it that evident from my face or was it a guess? No No..you need to be a of a certain type to have a love marriage !” Wow..Didn't know that there were so many technicalities involved !
Now after being married and into it for exact 3 months and 15 days..and obviously having ample spare time, just gave me time to evaluate these earlier thoughts...and the end result being that - I did get into an Arranged Marriage. ( No surprise for all those who know already but I am still pleasantly surprised that the prediction went right !)
And by the way..I continue to hunt for the qualities that one needs to have to be the CERTAIN TYPE to get into love marriage..I mean..you know..just for curiosity/ research sake !