It’s that time of year, when romance reigns supreme. Candlelit restaurant dinners, candy, cards, gifts, flowers. Endless expressions of love.
Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I’m all for celebrating love – but strangely enough, there aren’t too many like me left. The thought process around me seems to be so different from mine, that I am left questioning myself at times.
Even though Valentine’s Day is extremely popular with the younger generation – the generation doesn’t quite believe in love anymore. We belong to that set of people who are on multiple dating apps, randomly hooking up and are ever-so-spoilt with choice. Commitment is a phobia and forever seems too boring. We’re all borderline dysfunctional and seem to be quite proud of it. But on the other hand, in the middle of this, there are still a few, who have managed to keep their sanity in place – those few who believe in the ‘happily ever after’.
They were not scared of tying the knot as they didn’t think that marriage would tie them up.
Keeping the spirit of February 14 alive, we picked a couple of those couples – who are our ray of hope at the end of this dark tunnel. Read on ahead, to know them better and understand their relationships a bit more…
Text: Anahita Ahuja
Suhasini Samson and Faraz Ahmed
Suhasini, Innovation Consultant
What was that moment that you realized that he is the one?
There wasn’t one particular moment as such. I knew I didn’t get along with anyone else in this world the way I did with him. And that was enough for me – the fact that I was myself, with zilch pretence.
What is the definition of a strong, healthy relationship to you?
It is about understanding each other and letting the other person by themselves.
What is his best personal quality?
Define your relationship
Our relationship is that of two very similar yet completely opposite people who get along like a house on fire.
Faraz, Corporate Communication Professional
What was that moment that you realized that she is the one?
She fit into my life like a glove. There was never a moment where we had to ‘try’. We had been dating for a while, and through that, over that period of time, I realised how easy it was to be around her. And how she completed me in every form.
What is the definition of a strong, healthy relationship?
Any relationship should be built on trust, respect andfriendship.
What is her best personal quality?
She is a very ‘no-nonsense’ kind of person. It is only black and white for her – making living with her very easy.
One random happy memory you can think of…
The most special would definitely be when I saw her walking down the aisle, towards me, in her white gown.