So, this is the wedding season again. Every time I log in to my Facebook account, I can see the news feed full of newly married blissful couples and changing relationship status of many people(obviously from ‘single’ or ‘complicated’ to ‘engaged’).
I believe in love marriages but I really stuck at the idea of arrange marriages. I mean, how you can decide about your life in just one meeting. I know that there is enough time to know the person and that enough time is between engagement and marriage. Talking to each other for hours and meeting once or twice in a week for 1 or 2 hours cannot help knowing the person more than a trip with him/her. Travel helps you decide whether you are about to take the right decision or not. How? Here is the explanation:
1. Unveiling The Veil
Don’t wait for the first night to unveil the veil. No, no, don’t take it otherwise. I am just talking about the personality traits. When someone is new in a relationship (and obviously when relationship status is ‘engaged’), they behave very nicely. But when someone travels, his/her natural stimuli awaken. It is the time when you can see the real picture.
2. Fears and Strengths
While travelling, you get to know if they are open to learn or experience something new. If he/she tries new adventures (marriage is also an adventure) to overcome his/her fears, he/she can be an ideal life partner. Travelling together also helps to know how well they can adapt with the new environment and culture.
3. Meeting New People
Your reaction when you meet new people reflects your personality. Travelling together, you will meet many new people, your reaction and getting along with them show how friendly you are and how soon you create a bond with the people. It helps to know whether they can get along with your family.
4. Some Quality Time
Spending quality time kick starts a relationship the best way possible. Sitting silently with relaxed state of mind, you can chit-chat or play games. The quality time spent together is healthy for a relationship and brings out some undisclosed facts of each other’s lives.
5. The Little Things
Life is all about the little things. The little things and the quirks explain the lifestyle of a person. What’s the first thing they want in the morning, how many times they call their parents and how they dress up? The little good and bad habits will bring out the real person from that ‘perfect marriageable image’.
6. Music Taste
Walking or running, talking or eating, driving or partying, music is always there. If you share the same taste in music, the fortune is on your side but if it is not the same you never know which band he or she may pick next.
7. Extreme Reactions
Not all travel experiences are smooth or comfortable. There are always some last minute issues. So, how do you react? Extreme happiness, extreme sorrow, extreme panic or extreme silent are the emotions that are necessarily to be experienced before getting hitched.
8. Discovering the Reality
Travel is about amazement, thrill, adventure and excitement. We never know what we discover during these expeditions. Who knows you might be a stranger to yourself too and then you get to explore yourself and that too with them beside you (best feeling I guess).
9. Silent Lovers
There is peace when you are being isolated with someone. We all know that we cannot talk all the time (in some cases, may be yes). So, if you two enjoy the silence together get hitched soon. Being silent and still enjoying the company of each other make an ideal bond.
10. Lifetime Memories
Even if you know that you two belong to each other, taking a trip together will help you earn lifetime memories.
‘Never go on trips with someone you do not love’ Ernest Hemingway said once. But you may try going on a trip with a stranger and who knows you may come back as lovers.