Swipe for Love: From online dating to marriage, learn about Samarth and Akshara’s love story!

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Swipe for Love: From online dating to marriage, learn about Samarth and Akshara’s love story!


Online dating is seriously challenging the strong narratives we’re used to hearing all around us. For many people, meeting their soulmate is a more private affair, away from the social realm. This is the story of Samarth and Akshara who met on a dating app and soon got married. continue reading!

Have you ever thought that you will find love online?

Akshara: Initially yes, but after a conversation or two, I’ve lost all hope. I’ve watched a lot of Korean dramas and unrealistic shows that make me believe in some kind of fairy tale. Then, when I created an account on a dating app and started talking to people, I realized it wasn’t for me. I need to be there in person to see the person’s facial expressions and read their body language to know everything about them. So, I took a 2-3 year break from online dating to focus on my career. Then miraculously a friend recommended an app and I decided to try it one last time and BAM!

Samas: Impossible! You rarely find raw materialistic stuff online, so finding love can be a one in a million thing. But as fate would have it, my family asked me to create my profile on all platforms, be it marriage or simply dating. So I did it.

How is online dating different from finding love by your side?

Akshara: Finding love online seems unrealistic and prone to falsehoods. When you see a person in front of you, you understand every nuance they may be hiding.

Samarth: In online dating, you can switch, view and talk to 10 different profiles. It gives you broader aspects. You can then choose from these profiles and choose the one you like best and which suits you best. Physically, however, you can only encounter one.

What do you dislike about online dating?

Akshara: It annoys me when people write on their dating profiles that they are looking for a woman who is humble, down to earth, and also respects her family. Somehow I read between the lines and the only thing I understand from it is that they want a babysitter for themselves and a maid for their parents. The requirements don’t stop there!

Samarth: People just paste quotes from Rumi, Gulzar and other famous people in their resumes. A resume should be about originality and creativity. It should describe who you are in a few lines. And to match such a person is simply a rogue. I also try to avoid this. Be yourself and people should like you because you are not the person you portray to the outside world!

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Are you dating online or showing your perfect side through text messages? Or are you the real you?

Samarth: Some people think I’m very honest and straightforward. Some have even told me that it has become very overwhelming, but then again, I want to be with someone who can connect with me on a deeper level, and my directness and honesty are appreciated.

Akshara: Yes, I’ve been very honest throughout. I prefer to be outspoken about my views and opinions. Maybe that’s why me and Samas are a perfect match!

Is connecting through an online dating app as exciting as meeting someone in a physical space?

Samarth and Akshara: It doesn’t matter to us. We met at a cafe after a match. So the expectation of meeting someone after talking to someone online is huge. We were all so excited to meet each other, and we can say that the experience was one of a kind!

What attracts you to your online partner?

Akshala: His smile. It’s curvy and seems to capture his personality very well. I couldn’t take my eyes off his picture so I had to talk to him. Of course, some interesting stuff he wrote on his profile hooked me right away. He’s so honest, he doesn’t care how he is judged.

Samarth: None of Akshara’s photos have been edited or filtered. She accepts the way she is, so I presumably know she will accept me the way I am. That’s what attracted me, her unfiltered self.

Have you come across any fake profiles or fake identities online? Is there any trick to tell if a person is real or fake?

Samarth and Akshara: Yeah, we’ve all come across some profiles that are too shady or too good to be true. It’s important to keep your feet on the ground and judge the conversation strictly so you know what the person you’re talking to is all about. It’s also important to look at some facts, pictures shouldn’t be filtered too much.

Did you fall in love at first sight or did you take the time to get to know your partner?

Samarth: It wasn’t love at first sight. I took the time to get to know her. The resonance between us shows that we all have strong connections in our past lives. We talked about a lot of important things and had in-depth conversations, which made it even more special in itself. People usually try to be their best when they first meet, but she’s as blunt as possible.

Akshara: For us, it wasn’t love at first sight. But the fact that when we first met I could sit and talk about my darkest thoughts for 3 or 4 hours straight without feeling judged was when I knew there was something special and solid here when.

Do you feel that taking a chance or a “leap of faith” is very important to get to where you are now?

Samarth and Akshara: Of course! When it comes to online dating, it’s all about belief and trust. Since it is different from traditional dating, you have to trust your partner at some point to get to where you are now. It’s all about that leap of faith! However, be sure to complete a background check (in a smart way). Because there are countless cases around us that are disasters.

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