XXForum: Online Matrimonials

I’m writing a story about something I’ve been interested in for over a decade now – urban relationships. I’m especially intrigued by the online matrimonial process, seeing as how it seems to be bridging the traditional (arranged marriage) with the modern (online dating format).

I’ve been through it myself a few years ago. But I imagine things have evolved since then. Is it easier to articulate what you want? Is it harder to ward off unsuitors (unsuitable suitors!)? Has the comedy of errors gotten better or worse?

I’d love to hear some stories, your real-life incidents. Given that this is research for my story, I’m interested in the funny anecdotes, the bizarre misadventures, the things that made you go, “Oh my God, really??!!?”

Do tell me your whacky stories from online matrimonial searches. Go on, I’m listening.

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IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on November 19, 2013, in Laws of Attraction, Relationships, The Dating Game, Times, they are a-changing, Unholy Matrimony and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have been trying to help the family find a wife for BIL through online venues since IRL venues weren’t working out. It’s not been easy, it actually hasn’t worked out at all. The majority of what I was seeing were wannabe immigrants with half-faked credentials as if that’s all they had to offer. Rarely did I see anything realistic about personality, hopes, dreams, aspirations. The few profiles that were set up by the individual themselves instead of a family member were much better at talking about themselves but those people never seemed to respond.

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