Arranged Marriage Love Story: From Strangers to Soulmates

Finding love in unlikely places: Journey of two strangers, two lovers

She agreed to the match to pacify her parents. Little did she know she had said yes to a lifetime of shared challenges and triumphs with him. And almost unintentionally yet happily, she had fallen in love.

Siya found a photograph sent to her phone, accompanied by a short biodata. It was yet another attempt by her parents to find her a suitable match. She was tired of the endless prospects they sent her way and decided to give this one a proper chance in a bid to pacify her parents. However, one meeting proved to be good enough for both the families and matters moved quickly. An engagement followed by marriage in less than a year, and just like that, two strangers and now acquaintances, Amar and Siya, found themselves living under the same roof sharing a life.

On a lazy Sunday afternoon soon after, Siya observed Amar go about his day. She noticed his fondness for action movies, fast food and adventure sports—none of which she understood. They seemed poles apart, with little in common except their shared address. Yet, amidst the initial awkwardness, there was curiosity and hope.

“So, you really love action movies I am discovering,” Siya said.

“Yeah, I love them. Do you like the genre too?” asked Amar. Siya shook her head, offering a hesitant smile.

“Maybe we can sit and watch some of my favourites, see if you like them?” he asked hopefully. This time, she smiled properly.

As days turned into weeks and weeks into months, Amar and Siya gradually began to bridge the gap between them. They started to appreciate each other’s interests, finding joy in the small moments they shared.

“Siya, would you like to join me for a hike this weekend? The weather is perfect for a nature trail,” Amar suggested another day.

“That sounds like fun. I’ve never been hiking before,” Siya replied. Slowly, their conversations became more meaningful and their laughter more genuine.

A few weeks later, Siya remarked, “You know, I never thought I’d enjoy eating pizza while watching an action movie, but I have to admit, it’s kind of fun.” Amar grinned and promised they’d watch her favourite rom-coms next.

As they spent more time together, Amar noticed Siya’s passion for cooking. He realised that cooking was not just a hobby for her, but a way of expressing love. Determined to show his appreciation for her, he learned to cook as well.

One evening, as Siya returned home from work, she was greeted by the aroma of spices. To her surprise, she found Amar standing next to a beautifully set dining table, a delicious homemade meal spread out before her.

“Wow, Amar, this looks amazing!” exclaimed Siya, her eyes lighting up.

“I wanted to do something special for you,” confessed Amar, a hint of nervousness in his voice.

As they sat down to enjoy the meal together, Siya was touched by Amar’s gesture. It wasn’t just about the food; it was about the thoughtfulness that Amar had put into making her feel special. Amar too, felt the same way when Siya left her comfort zone to go hiking or watch action films with him. Despite their differences, Amar and Siya had found common ground. And as they opened up to each other, their bond grew stronger with love, laughter and friendship.

Steadily, through moments of shared challenges and triumphs, Amar and Siya found themselves falling in love. They realised that love was not about finding someone who was exactly like them, but rather about accepting each other’s uniqueness. Their arranged marriage had blossomed into a beautiful love story, proving that sometimes, unexpected unions can lead to extraordinary journeys.




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