I chose one site and entered personal information in my profile which had drop down menus—where I am from, where I live, what languages I speak, and then a little blurb about me and what I am looking for in a in match. As a non-paying member of Indian (now, Indian Matrimonials.com), I did not have access to others’ contact information. I made a generic email that I sent out to everyone on the first point of contact, but usually I hand-wrote the last sentence based on his profile.My generic email consisted of information not already indicated on my profile such as where I went to school, what specifically I do at work, things I like to do, and a little more about my family.Some of the emails led to an exchange of phone numbers, and some did not.
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By: Lakshmi Natarajan People say that Indians growing up in the US have the best of both worlds. One glitch, though, is the question so many Indians ask themselves at one point or another—can I marry a non-Indian?
Having been in many non-Indian relationships, I came to more appreciate being “Indian.” I realized that there are certain aspects of my life that I am not willing to compromise and sacrifice.
I want to maintain my culture, my religion, and my family traditions.
These decisions led to my pursuit—find an Indian man.
At times, I couldn’t remember which conversations I had and withwhom.
Most of the time, pictures had been exchanged, so there weren’t any big surprises.
But, about a third of the time, the pictures that I saw looked very different than the person I met.
I have taken the “traditional” route before and let my parents introduce me to Indian boys. I always find places to eat, new music, and vacation destinations—why not try to meet people online too? But their profile systems did not include the “Indian” criteria I was looking for.
Most of the time, the guy was nothing like his parents described him and there was too much expectation around the initial “meeting.” Sometimes the parents were too involved, which put added pressure on an already awkward situation. And, I could meet him on my turf—no parents, no family expectations, and no pressure. They did not ask about all the different Indian languages, religions, and traditions.
So I took the technological plunge into online dating. The contact information I received was from all non-Indians.
So I delved into more specialized sites and discovered how many Indian dating websites are out there--Indian Matches.com, Bharat Matrimony.com, Merapyar.com, and Shaadi.com, just to name a few. In just two days, I received about twenty emails with introductions from different prospects that included their profile information, sometimes pictures, and personal messages.