I’ve been cheerfully hitched since 2002, but i recall once I had been solitary — before social networking, smart phones, in addition to internet was thing — matrimonial advertisements posted in community mags had been a supply of much giggling among buddies.
The advertisements, frequently published by moms and dads, described “homely” (domestically-inclined) daughters, of “wheatish” complexion (colourism is alive and well in several South Asian communities). The advertisements would continue to record the age, training degree, also racial history of daughters. Moms and dads had been searching for a groom who had been a “professional” (read: doctor/ lawyer/ engineer/ accountant), moderately taller and infinitely wealthier than their daughters. Continue reading