Last week, we asked readers to comment on whether marrying your best friend is a good idea or not.
We were deluged with responses both for and against it -- we've published the most interesting ones for your reading pleasure below:
Good idea, if the best friend belongs to opposite sex.
As goes with any other situation, a known devil is always better than an unknown devil ;-)
-- Advait Supnekar
My bestest friend is my doggy Kaalu, a pariah with unknown antecedents. And I'm certainly not agreeable to marry HIM...No sir..Never!
Not even if he would be a pedigreed mutt..8nm
All you nutcases enjoying Rediff's editorial liberties (...and perquisites), please come out with alternate matrimonial ideas.
Online-public, Xcuse them weirdo editors for they know not what they ask!
-- Phaltu Uloo
Well i just think that ur boyfriend cannot be ur best friend or visa versa!! as friendship is totally different than ur love!!!! i dont know the exact reason but this is what i believe!!
-- Shruti Gadgil
I think yes... it would be easy to handle the relationship because there's already a foundation of love and trust. but in my life i did nt choose to marry my bestfriend bec. the first that i felt is shame ..shame of taking advantage our closeness but until now im in love with him it's been 10 yrs. already that elapsed now he has already 2 children and happily married and me still single... we have constant communication but not seeing each other. but we are happy now accepting the reality...
-- Angelina Principe
People who is afraid of defeat in love gets married to their best friend. Basicall marrying is final defeat.
-- Jha BK
I HAVE SEEN LOT GIRLS WHO HAVE INTRODUCED A GUY AS BEST FRIEND,HAD LATER MARRIED HIM.AND THEY WILL SAY A FAIRY TALE ABOUT IT ALSO,THAT HE CALLED OVER A PHONE AND PROSPOSED ME.THEN ALL BLAH,BLAH,BLAH.SOME OF THE LATER GOT DIVORCED AND ALL THE SAME BLAH,BLAH,BLAH IS REPEATED,SAYING WE ARE STIIL GOOD FRIENDS.
FRAILITY THY NAME IS WOMAN
-- Dennis JohnTo marry a miss is to create a best friend
-- Chetan Shah
As the saying goes " Ek Ladka aur Ladki ke Beech Dosti Naheen HOsakti" ....Previously i used to take this one as filmy dailogue. but now when i have decided to get married. i strarted thinking how i want my life partner to be the 10 qualifications that i was choosing my better half to have were already present in my best friend.( a Girl) then i realised that friendship, love, whatever name u give to a relationship the root for this relationship lies in the heart( inner self)so now after giving a serious thought i think its better to marry my old pal rather than a new person...atleast i dont have to or she dont have to worry how our life partners would be..as someone already said coparisions are bound to arise if we marry some other...so i have decided to discuss this with my parents when i come down to india and later will discuss with her and her parents. i am sure our parents would be happy since they know us...
Over all marrying a person whom we know better would be the best thing rathe than marrying someone we really dont know...after all a good life partner is what everyone needs...........
GOD BLESS ALL THE BEST FRIENDS....
I married the lady I loved.As we loved each other we became best friends too..Later we found that status of husband and wife started dominating on our friendship..expectations compromises disappointments disaggreements started becoming part of life..For last 5 years we r the best friends once again to each other but we r no more husband wife..having our independent life living the way we like we love and we dreamed.We r happy..wish for eachothers happiness progress and prosperity
-- Shiv Singh
Ya why not...what is more better than this if 2 best friends are in love with each other...they must marry
It will be like two sex machines working out for 2/3 months, then divorce.
try it yourself, jasmine. i assure you, he will divorce you for someone younger and prettier. then he will tell you that he can think of you only as a friend!!
prove me wrong, if you can.
-- Karl Marx
I wish I have many best friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- GR Patel
Well I've come to understand that there is no right or wrong answer to this discussion topic. Just go ahead, marry and make some babies. Peace.
-- Vignesh P
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