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“The course of true love never did run smooth.” – William Shakespeare
Most human beings, with a few exceptions lead a symbiotic life, they survive(or feed) on the mutual feeling of affection for each other. Cupid often strikes us within an arrow from his quiver when a person least expects it.We can never really say for sure in that moment if we have just met our Mr/Ms Right.
In my opinion love at first sight is over rated. It is impossible to truly know if you have met your Mr/Ms right ,just by gazing at each other across a crowded room and feeling a sense of euphoria that he or she might be the “one” for me.
The best and sure shot way to find out if that person is truly your soul mate is by letting the relationship stand the test of time. Time ravages everything ,but it cannot destroy true love. In fact true love strengthens and flourishes with time.
In the manufacturing industry, every new vehicle has to undergo a series of tests in the harshest of conditions to ascertain if it can stand up to its requirements in the real world. In the same way ,the only way to find out if your significant other is your soul mate is by weathering turbulent times in the relationship. It is easy to set sail in calm waters, but the true test arrives when one ventures into the turbulent sea, very few emerge victorious after the storm.
A techie or programmer could argue that the only sure way to know if you have already found your knight in shining armour or your damsel in distress is by undergoing a “Beta test”. The “Beta test” would help the couple work out their minor differences, if any and get a better understanding of each other. If the minor flaws/errors have been “debugged’ successfully, they could then go “public” with their relationship or a “Beta test 2.0” and get feedback from their friends and well wishers.
Pick up lines may break the ice and help you know the other person, but only going the distance and spending some quality time analysing each for compatibility will answer the burning question that is” Is he/she my Mr/Ms Right”.
These are my 2 cents. I may be wrong,There is probably no right or wrong answer when it comes to matters close to the heart .Heck, I am probably wrong, because I am still single…:P
About the Author: This is a guest post by Harshith Mallya a BE Mechanical Student at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. This article is an entry for the Arranged Love – ManipalBlog writing contest.