Wel­come back to #MyFrien­dAlexa sea­son 2 the­me of Social media POST 2. 

If you have missed how was my first encoun­ter with social media wor­ry not check out my first post and share your first encoun­ter with social media. 

My life was full of ups and down and trust me social media def­i­nite­ly played a very impor­tant role in it. After I switched to yahoo chat where chat­ting with friends was fun mak­ing vir­tu­al friends was fas­ci­nat­ing for every oth­er per­son on Yahoo chat. enter­ing in the chat room and search­ing friend and fun­ny if some unknown ping you first ques­tion we ask A/S/L (Age/Sex/Location).

Apart from the­se vir­tu­al friends, we add our friends who shift­ed oth­er cities or rel­a­tives and chat with them with 10 rs per hour in a cyber cafe. 

I turned Miss to Mrs because of social media, after exchang­ing our bio data and the first pic on emails (that was my dad’s email account), then shar­ing our Yahoo chat id we met vir­tu­al­ly first, chat­ted and turned into life part­ners.  Check out how we met and how social media made us 1 soul.

Not only me who made her pro­file on mat­ri­mony sites but there are many who went in and cre­at­ed theirs to find their soul mates and yes, there are so many suc­cess sto­ries too. 

How are Social sites arranging marriage?

Social media has given us the big­ger world to con­nect with and find our soul mates. Sites like Bharat­ma­tri­noy, Shaadi.com, Jeevansaathi.com and many oth­ers promise you to make your search easy to find your bet­ter half.

 Every coin has 2 sides heads and tails where the­se mat­ri­mo­ni­al sites are try­ing to con­nect two real peo­ple, few are just con­nect­ing and giv­ing pain. 

One sto­ry which is of my close rel­a­tive not shar­ing names as they are close to my heart. 

She trust­ed her par­ents and her par­ents trust­ed that mat­ri­mo­ni­al site and set­tled her mar­riage.

After mar­riage when she left for Dubai there she got to know he is already in rela­tion­ship with some oth­er girl.

With fam­i­ly pres­sure he mar­ried her, she was not allowed to return, call or go out from his house. 

Final­ly she man­aged and returned to her par­ents and got divorce from uncount­able phys­i­cal and men­tal tortue she gone through. 

I under­stand that this may be not one case there are many where now peo­ple are mis­us­ing the­se sites, whose main motive is to con­nect two real peo­ple in real rela­tion­ship with love and under­stand­ing, but peo­ple with a dou­ble face are real­ly tak­ing advan­tage of it. 

I remem­ber in old times when this social media was not there any one medi­a­tor used to work for two fam­i­lies and con­nect them for mar­riage and now when a boy gets pro­pos­al or vice ver­sa first thing we all do search his/her pro­file on FB or Insta and see how’s the girl and what he/she is doing and liv­ing. Social media has tak­en up most impor­tant deci­sion of our life that we call ” MARRIAGE

Do you know some­one who got suc­cess­ful hap­py Social mar­riage or some­one whose life turned down with this social mar­riage? Do let us know

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17 Thoughts to “Social Marriage”

  1. Hooked up to read more n more about your encoun­ters with sm

  2. Social media did help to keep in touch dur­ing our sto­ry also. We got to know each oth­er bet­ter through it.

  3. I met my hub­by through a mat­ri­mo­ni­al site and what you say about arranged mar­riages the­se days — peo­ple check­ing out the social media pro­file and form­ing opin­ions even before hav­ing met is so true. Boon or bane it’s an inte­gral part of life now and we need to use it cau­tious­ly

    1. wigglingpen

      U got my point .. thanks for hop­ping

  4. I too met my hub­by on mat­ri­mo­ni­al site. There is always so down­side to trust­ing such sites but over­all I believe that’s how many going fwd will meet and get hitched.

    1. wigglingpen

      Ya agree to you we are now social ani­mals .. thanks for hop­ping here

  5. You are quite right about Social media and online mat­ri­mo­ni­al sites tak­ing the place of the local bar­ber or busy­body aun­tie who hooked peo­ple up. All mar­riages are gam­bles I feel and the chances of your poor cous­in being cheat­ed was not any high­er because of the mar­riage being arranged on line. I seri­ous­ly believe that mar­riages are made in heav­en and every­thing else is just a rea­son for their hap­pen­ing.

    1. wigglingpen

      Exact­ly mar­riages are made in heav­en but catch­ing d match is real tough n social media play­ing impor­tant part

  6. Sad to hear about your rel­a­tive. Your post is so true, face­book pro­file check­ing is the first step in any arrange mar­riage now. Social Media — good or bad is here to stay.

    1. wigglingpen

      Yeah seriously..social pro­files play­ing impor­tant role 

  7. So true! Even I do this-search on FB/Google to decide whether I wish to pro­ceed fur­ther or not. I wrote a sim­i­lar but humor­ous take on the­se mat­ri­mo­ni­al sites in ‘Mock, Stalk & Quar­rel’, pub­lished by Read­o­ma­nia. Both per­spec­tives force us to think and ana­lyze where we are going wrong. Can the­se mat­ri­mo­ni­al sites real­ly offer that chance to make a true per­son­al con­nec­tion?

    1. wigglingpen

      Actu­al­ly it’s a ques­tion of debate but as we see every coin have both sides n so social media

  8. Its a mat­ter of per­spec­tive actually…the con­cept of mar­riage itself is some­thing i am not ok with right now…Though my par­ents try to con­vince me i want to wait for the per­son who can make me go crazy! One of my col­league met her hus­band through social media and even­tu­al­ly they became part­ners for life. I was sur­prised to know that there are suc­cess sto­ries as well in such sce­nar­ios!

  9. The facts and sto­ries in this post are so rel­e­vant. Btw I got mar­ried too to a per­son I dis­cov­ered online. 🙂

  10. Nice to read post. This is so true that some ill-men­tal­i­ty peo­ple are tak­ing the wrong advan­tage of the social media plat­form.
    Answer­ing to your ques­tion in the last sen­tence – it is me an my wife who got con­nect­ed through Bharat­mat­ri­mony and now hap­pi­ly mar­ried ?
    I could con­nect to your sto­ry!! Thanks for shar­ing ?

  11. A very bal­anced view of how the inter­net is help­ing peo­ple con­nect. Quite a few of my friends have got mar­ried through the above men­tioned por­tals and their mar­riages are a suc­cess. A mar­riage being a suc­cess or oth­er­wise can hap­pen in any sce­nar­io.
    Loved your post.

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