I’m glad your marriage is turning out well Sabina, but I don’t see why you are making a case for arranged marriage. You saw each other, met often without chaperones, had conversations and had choice. You can’t deny that there was also physical attraction. These are all options typically not available in an arranged marriage.
And what does the checking out by the nosy Aunt get you? Should I put you in touch with my female relatives in India, of all generations, and with South Asian women here of all religious backgrounds escaping abuse or violence in arranged marriages?