Oh, the joys of having known your fiancé since forever! While your besties are worrying about dating, getting to know someone or finding ‘the one’ - all that has been long taken care of for you. YOUR biggest worry now is probably those embarrassing pictures of the two of you from when you were teenagers and didn’t quite know how to hold hands without looking awkward. But even that is kind of sweet, isn’t it? Here are 9 things you’ll totally get if you have known fiance all your life.
1. Ye dating shating kya hai?
When your besties talk about Tinder or speed dating, you can’t really relate to them. It’s equally baffling when somebody talks about arranged marriages. You have known your fiancé forever and you don’t really know exactly when you started dating him. It just happened, really. Somewhere down the line every time you hung out together it became a date!
2. You two are friends first and foremost
Knowing someone this long really cements friendship. He has seen you at your finest and at your worst and you have seen him in all his shades too. As you have evolved together you have become each other’s besties and that will never change. You are completely in sync.
3. You are probably family friends too
If you have known him all your life you probably call his mummy auntyji and his entire family already knows everything about you and your peeps. And vice versa. His family even treats you like a de facto bahu and he refers to your sisters as saalis. The difficult part, therefore, is taken care of. Ab ye dosti ko rishtedari mein badal do, bas.
4. You have a huge network of mutual friends
You cannot go through the different stages of life together for this long without acquiring a few comrades who pick sides when you are fighting but also celebrate when you guys finally make it to the mandap. In fact, it is highly possible that you are the Lily and Marshall of your squad keeping everyone rooted to relationship realities.
5. No trust issues
Even if he is not your first love, it is likely he’ll still know all about your first crushes, first love or other affairs. And you know all about his. All that difficult business about knowing someone’s past and learning about exes do not apply to you because you have literally known him all your life.
6. Not many new stories to share but still worth it
While your single friends have a ton of interesting stories to share everyday about new guys or innovative dating strategies they know you will end up telling them the same old “engaged couple” things you have been playing on loop for years. But you know the comfort and intimacy of familiarity is totally worth it and you wouldn’t exchange it for anything in this world.
7. You have reached a consensus about your dream wedding
You have had a lifetime to discuss your dream wedding and by this time you are totally clued in about each other’s vision. Even if you started poles apart, you guys will get to a consensus way quicker than other couples since you know each other inside out.
8. You have already planned your wedding. And sangeet. And honeymoon.
Everything, actually. You have taken care of all the planning in your head. Expenses, dates, schedules, themes and so on. You must have discussed it so many times that you are now super confident about pulling off the big day in style. And the honeymoon? That’s the topping on the cake you have spent hours bonding over.
9. Your wedding is just another landmark in your journey together.