The business of living together in wedlock is a complex matter defying solutions.Yet something needs to be done .If the would-b's like to trek to chek their altarmeter sure why not carry a altimeter first!
Article is very nice but is not practical in Indian context where the girl and boy meet in a social setting controlled by parents.
Being cooperative, not whining, not ordering others, being considerate, some one who can who can deal with bad situations in a cool and composed manner preferably with a dose of humour - these are qualities that actually stand the trails and tribulations of marriage.
Another point a trek will bring out is how free a person is with finances which is a major play in any marriage and how healthy the person is considering it is a physical exercise.
Idea seems really nice but how many parents and even people are open to this kind of a proposal?
by Desi on Nov 12, 2013 12:35 PM
Health and Wealth (habits) are two extremely important factors in a marriage which a trek can identify which the author seems to have overlooked and you rightly pointed out.
You missed out a third point namely skills on the marital bed. This is very very important in a marriage and this can be tested on a trek as well but how many girls, forget the parents would even look at it that way?
Trekking is for the fit, for those who love adventure and those who have the exprience will find it easier. You are foolish to think that those who can't trek, can't live happily. You can be fat, unfit, a couch potato and still be a good partner, depending on what kind of life you and your partner want to live. I have never seen a more short sighted article - you can't have 10 crieteria and say those who score 10 are going to be good partners. In fact there is no criteria, it is all about whether you both can understand and compliment each other. What is ideal quality for me may not be so for someone else.
Re: Re: Silly
by dana axel on Nov 18, 2013 07:54 AM
Actually I completely agree with the OP. Trekking is not for everyone, and if you're one of those people who happen to be less of an outdoorsy-type person going on a trekking trip can bring out the worst in you. That doesn't necessarily mean that you would be the same in a marriage. There are some applicable points, for sure, but this 'trek date' analogy is not something that would hold for every couple.