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Why you need to go on a 'trek date' before getting married

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Ipsita S
good one
by Ipsita S on Dec 08, 2013 12:41 PM

One of the rare sensible articles on rediff. Alas, this idea may be ahead of its time.

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ramanujan srinivasan
Trek before you wed
by ramanujan srinivasan on Nov 25, 2013 05:55 PM

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!

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abhinav jain
by abhinav jain on Nov 14, 2013 08:50 AM

i will consider this

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franklin wilson
million treks
by franklin wilson on Nov 14, 2013 02:16 AM

you can go on a million treks and still not find the right person. If it was that easy, the whole country would be trekking

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Tell us your story
by Joydeep on Nov 12, 2013 05:49 PM

Tell us your story. How many treks you took to find the right woman? And are you leading a peaceful life after marriage with any fights and dislikes?

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Deepti Bhatnagar
by Deepti Bhatnagar on Nov 12, 2013 12:10 PM  | Hide replies

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?

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Re: Nice
by neeraj on Nov 12, 2013 03:22 PM
i totally agree with the deepti reply as we are living in a indian society so we are not allowed to meet before marriage

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Re: Nice
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?

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shaheen khan
nice but how many
by shaheen khan on Nov 12, 2013 02:14 AM  | Hide replies

nice but how many treks one can undertake to find "that one"? not practical

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Re: nice but how many
by Desi on Nov 12, 2013 12:42 PM

Why is not practical Shaheen?

A thousand treks is nothing compared to finding 'That One' to share your entire life with.

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Arranged treks before arranged marriage
by Manu on Nov 11, 2013 10:34 PM

Nice, now all I have to do is to convince my parents to arrange a trek with all the girls they try to match me with.

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by Zeng on Nov 11, 2013 07:56 PM  | Hide replies

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.

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Re: Silly
by Desi on Nov 12, 2013 12:40 PM
Read the article properly - it is not saying that those who can't trek, can't live happily!

The article is pointing at another view to get to know a potential spouse instead of a standard coffee shop meeting or a classical Home Meeting.

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dana axel
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.

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