A recent webpage that was created to mock matrimonial websites caught the attention of lot of people. Some liked it, some didn’t. When a girl thought it was childish and wrote a blog post about it, understandably lot of men commented that creating such thing was silly. Understandably.
But if you are looking for alliance and if you have registered yourself in one of those matrimonial sites(for a fee, of course), you may understand why the girl created such a thing. I am one of the latest victims of the matrimonial sites and I can say that, it drains me sometime.
So it was night eleven thirty and I was getting ready to sleep, my mobile pinged with an email that someone had shortlisted my profile. I didnt see who it was and slept away. It was in the morning when I had sometime in hand, I called up the person who had shortlisted my profile. He was clueless about why I was calling. I told him again and again and then he said that he was bored the day before and was sending interest to random profiles. I was like “meh”. Since I was the only person who called him (looking desperate), he wanted to know my number. I was not sure whether it was a prank or something. I had called him and he would obviously have my number in his phone. Then it dawned on me. They are like veterans in the field. I had to tell my profile ID number. They knew their daughter’s number verbatim.
Then there was this technically sound father, who filled his name and details when filling the profile information for his daughter. I was very scared when he sent an interest to me. It took me some time to understand. Imagine getting email in the middle of the day with subject “V.S Ananthakrishnan, 62, Retired Bank Employee is interested in you”
Then there was this guy. I called his number as I liked the profile of his daughter. he picked up the call and as soon as I told about me, he said the girl’s marriage was fixed. I congratulated him and got ready for a conference call. This guy was calling me again and again. I didnt understand why. After the conference call, I called him back and he was asking about my salary, work place, where I live etc., When I was done answering him, he said he was looking for someone from South Tamilnadu. I said I am not and he again cut the call. For a minute when the missed calls were piling up, I had this stupid thought of that girl ditching her engaged groom after seeing my profile in matrimony website :(.
And don’t even get me started about the demands of the girls,
- Must be a SAI devotee
- Should love Australian Cricket Team (Seriously).
- I am trying to learn cooking. He must not criticize.
- Should not have brothers or sisters. (Big hearted girl, left out mom and dad)
- Own house is a must
- God fearing, traditional girl with high respect to Indian culture (Only USA grooms. Others please excuse)
- Should be a stage performer in carnatic music (I am ready, but the world is not ready for the catastrophe).
I wonder how the previous generation got married. They had to be a different way. Now I see brides waiting for grooms and vice versa and I cannot understand where the gap is. The paid subscription ends by this month and I dont have any intention to renew it.
I may have to create a webpage in this domain too, I guess!