It's been two years and we're still together and will be till the end of time !
Shaadi.com definitely played a major role in finding each other, so kudos for that.
Vineet B. Vaidya.
Thanks to Shaadi.com for bringing us together.
She is a perfect match for me and exactly the person i was looking for. Without this site I dont think i would have ever met her....Thanks.
I met Sukh on this website and we first starte emailing each other in August 2008. We had our first date in Birmingham at the start of October 2008 and it was love at first sight. Since that day we have been talking to each other every day and meet up once a week at least as distance is a bit of a problem. We are hoping to get married in Sept 2009.
I am always looking for new magazines to read. I don't like "girly" magazines that tell about fashion and accesories.
One day I was in my local bookshop and was browsing the shelves when I saw a magazine I'm unfamiliar with and saw this very distinguished looking gentleman on the cover. I immediately bought the magazine.
The magazine is called "SA India" and the gentleman was Amitabh Bachan. This was about the year 2000. I completely fell in love with Bollywood, the beauty of India, the customs, cultures and different religions. I was like a sponge trying to absorb all the information I could get.
Coming from a white Afrikaans (South African Language/Cultural group) background, I never knew these things existed and I was intrigued.
With every sentence I read I could feel an affinity and familiarity - like I might have been born Indian in my pervious life. When I saw the Taj Mahal on a photo - it felt like I had visited it before.
In this magazine there was an advertisement for Shaadi.com. I knew it was a matrimonial site (from your advertisement). At that time I wasn't interested in marriage at all. It was the furthest from my mind. My only aim was to meet and interact with Indian (Expats or NRI's) to explore and broaden my horizons. I was a bit scared to join the site and postponed for years - until 2006/7 I finally did join the site.
I met some very nice and interesting guys. Some saying from the start that they are not proposing marriage - they just want to meet and make friends with this gori :-) that's advertising on a predominantly Indian site.
Then I met Manish. We spent hours chatting. I would only "steal" a couple of minutes at work when I could. I got internet at home and we chatted every single night. We would chat from 9 - 12 pm every night. He was in Dubai when we first started chatting and then he moved to Erbil (in Iraq).
I started falling in love with him. Our aspirations, dreams and state of mind was so similar. Our theories on life, politics, economy, everything. It was like we were the perfect fit. It came so natural to be with him.
When he proposed I initially said no. I was scared of my family's reaction, since I'm from a very staunch white background . I also thought that since he was in Erbil and I'm in South Africa - there is no chance that we would ever get together so what was the use?
But as time went by I just grew to love him more and more. Until one day when I proposed and he said yes. We immediately started arrangements. We send all the information to his family in India so that the pandit-ji can determine our wedding date.
Through webcam I kept in constant conversation with his family. I just fell in love with all of them. His sister and brother-in-law (who was also his childhood friend) and brother and sister-in-law. Of course his mom and dad also. Although I've never met them I love them more than life itself.
In March 2008 Manish came to South Africa and we had a beautiful traditional Hindu wedding. Until last month Hindu marriages were not recognised in South Africa and on 24 March 2008 we got married under "Christian Law". We often joke that "it was so nice - we had to do it twice".
We met in December 2006 and married in March 2008. We've known each other for only a short while - but it feels like I've known him all my life. It feels like I've loved him even before I met him.
If it wasn't for shaadi.com I would not have met him. It was like shaadi.com was sent to mediate and regulate our cosmic universes. Our worlds were so far apart and Shaadi.com narrowed that gap.
We are very happy. We are planning to go to India in February 2009 since a friend of ours is getting married then. This will be the first time that I will meet with my new family.
Thank you to Shaadi.com that has made this union possible and for giving us so much joy and happiness.
I uploaded my profile on Shaadi on Valentines Day 2008, without any serious intentions of meeting anyone. I thought perhaps, that it would help deter my beleaguered family from getting me to meet people that I had absolutely nothing in common with; apart from a pulse!
I was on the site for about three weeks, when Rash got in touch. We met up shortly afterwards and found that we actually did get on reasonably well and that he didn't incite my homicidal tendencies - he left that as a suprise til after our wedding! LOL He proposed in June at a Jimmy Carr gig that we had gone to...which came as a complete suprise - I'm still trying to recover from the shock!!!
We got married in October and he took me hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara...and I think I am going to spend the rest of my days pinching myself, with my feet not quite touching the ground!
I emailed Lalu as I was impressed with his profile. I sent an email reflecting I knew I was not his type but wanted to wish him well in finding that right person. He responded confirming that I was not what he was looking for. I then responded and told him that friendship was a valuable asset in life and that I would like to be his friend. He was very impressed with the creative manner in which I wrote. He accepted my friendship and we began in this wonderful way. We shared many creative and expressive emails as friends of which love blossomed. We wrote many beautiful poems together and found a strong common bond within our souls. Lalu came to the United States to attend college lectures on storytelling. We arranged to meet and the moment I saw him at the Airport I knew. Lalu was the man who I wanted as my partner for the rest of my life. We spent three months together getting to know each other in being together. We married on November 9, 2008 on a beautiful bridge in the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
I was logged into Shaadi.com one afternoon and I saw a pop-up for chat request. I accepted the request and we started chatting. We got to know a little bit about each other so exchanged email addresses and finally after few emails we decided to talk over the phone. The phone conversations went well so we decided to meet each other and luckily due to his cruise trip cancelation, we met earlier than expected. And things just started getting more and more interesting as we got to know each other. We discovered some differences along the way however I think that\'s what brought us even more closer, uncovering the hidden qualities we saw in each other. I always believed my better half is somewhere out there, its just the matter of finding the right one and I think I have found mine. Special thanks to Shaadi.com for being the medium to bring us closer and making it possible.
Maninder Pal Singh
I send a message which is accepted by my wife then me and my parents went to their home and said yes, after that her parents visited our home andsaid yes. After that we get engaged and then married. I thanks Shaadi.com for searching of my partner. We are very happy.
We are happy to have found each other through Shaadi.com. Thank you for all your efforts in creating this wonderful website.
Started chatting on Shaadi and then MSN...there was an interest on both sides to find out more so we exchanged numbers. As soon as we started talking on the phone we clicked'. After a few weeks we arranged to meet...it's been amazing ever since! Thank you Shaadi.com :o)
Shinda, I found on the Shaadi.com. He accepted my profile, then he send me his pictures and his phone no. We like each other .
I would defenetly would like to share our story with you as it is interested indeed as I was abroad and she was in india and this thng makes much more interesting
In all I just want to thank to you people..Shaadi.com
We both put our profiles on Shaadi.com. Then I Sent Gaganpreet my profile and then accepted. once she accepted I sent her a message and starting contacting through Shaadi.com by sending messages.
PANKAJ KUMAR BHARTI
I met my dear bride at Shaadi.com portal. Our ring ceremony will be done on 06.12.2008 and marriage date got fixed on 11.12.2008
I would like to thank you all at Shaadi for helping me find my soulmate.I found that one special person ,whom i feel comfortable with and we have alot in common. Our religious wedding is on August,2009 and our engagement and civil marriage was on 3rd oct,2008.I am so looking forward to it and it's all thanks to shaadi.com. I have told my single friends about shaadi and they are going to give it a try, If i can meet and friend my partner then anyone can.Thanks.
Vineer K Guliani
I saw Gita's profile and and after her acceptance and after getting the horoscopes matched,which turned out to be PERFECT of all the matches,in 3 weeks after our initial conversation,she flew over from California to meet me 2 days before Diwali and we are together now for life.My Heartfelt THANKS to Shaadi for giving a mate to my soul in this life which will last until eternity. It was a match made in HEAVEN!THANKS ONCE AGAIN .