Matrimony Corner Market

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Ste. 200, Tight Corner
Lonely Building
Some Country                                                           
Another City – Whatever Zip Code

Phone: 1-800-555-5555

South Indian parents seeking alliance of a suitable, well established, and qualified groom for their beautiful and homely daughter who is an accomplished 36 yrs. old, 5’ 2” with a double Masters and an extensive Sari collection. Has a wheatish complexion, dynamic personality and well versed with east/west values. Please respond with updated biodata and recent photos – caste no bar, sex no bar and see you at the bar. If interested, contact us at: NeedAGroomFast@MyDaughterIsNotGettingAnyYounger.OMG

So, this is where it all begins…


The past few years have been like riding a roller coaster without being strapped in. I am an Indian American “old maid.” One would think how could I be an old maid at 36 but according to certain cultural norms, I am, believe it or not, approaching spinsterhood. You know… come to think of it, I was considered an “old maid” at the age of 26. After this age, our "Indian" parents begin to sweat profusely… 

My parents were born and raised in India and later moved to the United States for a better life not only for them, but most importantly their children. I love my parents dearly and have the highest form of respect for them. I have never gone without and they have helped me follow any dream that I have had. I’m very fortunate to have grown up in the environment that I have, allowing me to have the best of both worlds: The freedom of growing up in America as a woman and never having to forgo an opportunity because I am one. Also, to have such a close tie to a beautiful, rich culture full of values and traditions. I believe I am a better person having been able to experience both. However, one of these two worlds is making my life quite difficult right now. Can you guess which one it is? I’m quite sure that multiple-choice isn’t needed here…

There are many resources for a girl like me. They consist of matchmaking through family friends, believe it or not, ads in Indian Magazines and Newspapers (see example above, which totally reeks of my sarcasm and humor), Marriage Brokers, Indian Dating Services, and last but certainly not least Indian Dating/Marriage Websites. I know this sounds very similar to the outlets available to all the dating community in the U.S.A but it is far from similar. I also know that several of these resources have helped numerous people. Unfortunately, I have been one of the unlucky ones.

The average acceptable age for an Indian girl’s prime marriage years is 23 to 26. As you can see I am “way beyond” past my “prime.” After graduating from college, I pursued a Masters Degree, which I completed when I was 25; after which my search for the right, Indian man began. How does one go about finding that right Indian man in the melting pot of America or just finding a good man in general?

Have I caught your attention? If so, continue to follow me through my journey as I navigate through life being an Indian-American woman and search for the man of my dreams. Here we go…

9 thoughts on “Matrimony Corner Market

  1. Hi my wheatish love who wrote this blog. I am saddened miserably by this blog. It so unfair to yourself. I am 14 years your senior and recently divorced or I would marry you myself! However i may not fit into your acceptable as i am a very handsome man of african decent. Forgive me ishould not involve culture. How you consider yourself old I do not know. . is most disturbing. I even look no more than 37 and I have reinvented myself um countless times and even was basically cured from 5 or 6 life threatening illnesses. I hardly consider each reinvention anything but the grace of God or highest spirit.However you believe, it is still this unchanging grace and mercy that sustains me how could I dare say that I know the age of his ultimate plan or the time he will see fit to fulfill any enlightenment or revelation he has in store for me. I refuse to insult you by following your blog. Oh my wheatish beauty if only I could fulfill your realities and leave you in sweet dreams every night the rest of my allotted by the greatest of merciful spirits (god) days. I do wish you well.

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