Other parents bug their children, too—they just do it in a different way.
My husband, Abu, and I signed Justin up because he was then 30 years old and I want him to get married.
To certain people in our culture, complexion matters a lot: the whiter you are, the more “attractive” you are.
I’d say 95 per cent of guys who send me messages are not Canadian.
Many of them are from Pakistan, and I’ve received interest from people as far away as the Fiji islands. In those cases, I don’t express interest back, because there’s no point if the guy isn’t in the same city or is just trying to marry for residency status. The site asks you to enter a phone number when you’re setting up the profile, so the site’s staff can verify that you are who you say you are.
My parents have an idea of what kind of daughter-in-law they want—they’re Christian and they want a religious person, but religion isn’t that important to me.
What’s important to me is someone who is nice and funny.
I don’t enjoy going to nightclubs, and the girls who go to temples are nice but they’re usually wrapped around their mothers.
While I’ve had mostly good experiences on Shaadi, I’ve encountered prejudice from other Sri Lankan Tamils about my caste—I’m part of the blacksmith caste.My parents are new to computers, so the fact that they got it done by themselves is impressive.They set up my profile with their email account, looked through the available women, received requests from some girls and forwarded the ones they liked.We communicated every day by sending texts and instant messages.One time we had a conversation for five hours via text. In February I went to Malaysia to meet her and her family.I’ve told them to start looking at girls here in Canada or in the U. My friends, mostly the Indian ones, know about Shaadi, and they aren’t surprised I’m using it. But other people think it’s strange that my parents are so involved.