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Finding a Perfect Match February 18, 2007

Posted by PagMax in Humor, Match Making, Valentine Day.
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Earlier this week we celebrated Valentines Day. A lovely day for all those who are in love or at least that’s what Hallmark would like us to believe.  So, trusting Hallmark, Last V-day I had decided to get a date for myself for this V-day.  A target to be achieved over one year. My responsible parents also helped me in my goal by introducing me to few girls as  a part of “modern arranged marriage”. I briefly appeared in few commercial matrimonial websites and was introduced to few more girls. At the end of one year, to achieve my target, this V-day I went to my local grocery store and bought dates for $1.49 a pound. I must say I enjoyed my dates.  They were seedless.

Now this made me think why after one year, I was eating dates and watching my university loose at home in a lousy basketball game, instead of being on a candle light dinner with one of the million girls I was introduced to. (ok, not that many, but close. very close).

So the question is: is it something in me which girls find freaky or is it something in girls, I really find freaky. Former would be true for 90 percent of them, but for rest of the 10 percent, there was something surely about them which totally freaks me out. I decided to talk about the characteristics of those 10 percent by pointing out just the few things about them or what they said which really annoyed me.

1) “I am Fun-loving, confident and smart”: Most ridiculously overused adjectives on shaadi dot com and if you still describe yourself with any of these then you must be banished for your life for extreme lack of creativity.  Do you really think by saying this you are pointing out any specific characteristics about you.  Some other cliched adjectives which are generally used for describing their life partner are ‘caring and understanding’. Ok, thanks for pointing that out. I would have given a damn about you otherwise.

2) “You should make me Laugh”: I  SHOULD? These women think men are made for the sole purpose of their entertainment. So just a note for these pretty ladies…You have not hired me from your local Rent-A-Clown company. Do not expect me to tickle your ribs the moment I start talking to you. Go get a life for yourself than expecting me to bring that for you.

3) “I am not your Average Girl”: I just felt like shooting her from within my computer. You are not MY average girl? MY MY? who is MY average girl? and why is AVERAGE girl mine? and what makes you above average? and what makes others AVERAGE? If you think that just by using over-gloating language like this, you could bring awe around you, you are hallucinating.

4) Ma, Moi, Da:  Now it must be “french and classy” way of saying, “me, my and the” but I hate it. I do not know why and may be I am not justified, but I hate it. I just get an impression that you are trying to be extra classy. May be I just dont like classy women. or may be I just prefer plain English. So if you are just going Ma, Moi over me, we are not going too far.

5)”What TYPE of girl you are looking far?”:  This is surely a very innocent question which most of the girls have for guys, but with all due respect, I am not out for my car shopping with a “type” in my mind. And how many “types” are out there anyway? And if you still want to know, read this post.

6)”Tell me about yourself”: Again another innocent question, but do you mind if I answer this only during my job interview? Can you ask something else? more specific more friendly?

7) Pink Loving girls: I understand that girls like to be pinkish but there should be a limit. A serious limit. A girl wrapped from head to toe in pink with pink bag, pink ipod and pink water bottle, pink shoes, pink scarf is more repulsive than Karan Johar. Ok not that repulsive, but still repulsive enough.

As random as this post was, the only point I am trying to make is how different words could relay different messages to different people and how funny the entire process of online matchmaking is.  Even after being introduced to someone for “understanding better” their “compatibility” as a life partner, and chatting/talking to them for days, weeks or even months, I understand them no better than I understand Arundati Roy.

Other than that, I intend no disrespect to anyone except for Karan Johar and Arundati Roy.

The actual question is do you ever really understand someone? Does talking, chatting or for that matter even falling in love with someone really helps in making a better decision as opposed to traditional arranged marriage where you skip the entire process and just get married!

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1. sk - February 18, 2007

Ahh, didn’t know you were looking for girls. Funny post! 🙂

Oh, and don’t worry about offending Karan Johar and Arundathi Roy. I don’t think any sane person likes them.

2. sk - February 18, 2007

O/T: By the way, I finally found a lightweight linux distro for my old Vaio – Xubuntu.

Go Colts!

3. Ruhi - February 18, 2007

Haha..very funny post..very unlike Parmanu.

“At the end of one year, to achieve my target, this V-day I went to my local grocery store and bought dates for $1.49 a pound. I must say I enjoyed my dates. They were seedless.”

Why didn’t you do this in 2006 itself and saved yourself and the girls whom you tried to date a whole bunch of trouble?

Have you considered publishing a Book like “An Honest Guide to Getting the Boy/Girl of your Dreams through Online Matrimonial Sites” or something like that?

and why don’t you put up your resume (is that what it is called? please excuse my “ignorance”) up here so that we can see how good it is ? 😉

I am not even going to comment on that line about Roy..pretty obviously..it was to infuriate me!

4. parmanu - February 18, 2007

@sk
“Ahh, didn’t know you were looking for girls..”
I was doing that for past 27 years. Last year I just got bit serious about it..but not anymore for sometime.

@ruhi,
“Why didn’t you do this in 2006 itself and saved yourself and the girls whom you tried to date a whole bunch of trouble.
I didnt feel like the spending $1.49 last year. I thouht other date would be free! I was wrong.

“Have you considered publishing a Book like “An Honest Guide to Getting the Boy/Girl of your Dreams through Online Matrimonial Sites” or something like that? ”
Yes I have. In seven parts. Already working on selling copyrights for movies.

“and why don’t you put up your resume ”
I call it bio-data. Regarding putting it on blog good idea. On second thoughts I will change my space blog to matrimonial blog and everyone can do that.

“I am not even going to comment on that line about Roy..pretty obviously..it was to infuriate me!”
Actually it was to infuriate Roy. But you would do too.

5. sk - February 18, 2007

“Haha..very funny post..very unlike Parmanu.”

What? Most of his posts are funny. Remember the Riya Sen one? Or the one about the superhero? Of course, you’re excused considering that this is the first post from him in a long, long time.

“and why don’t you put up your resume ”
“I call it bio-data. Regarding putting it on blog good idea. On second thoughts I will change my space blog to matrimonial blog and everyone can do that.”

Will that help me find a job?

6. parmanu - February 18, 2007

“Will that help me find a job?”

Oh better than that…u cud find a stinking rich wife so that u wud never have to work again…

and thanks sk for pointing to ruhi that my earlier posts were funny too…i forgot to mention that in my earlier post…

i was funny, or at least tried to be funny, lot of times..my yahoo 360 posts, or sparks intro…etc.. and few posts which sk mentioned.!

7. Ruhi - February 18, 2007

“Of course, you’re excused considering that this is the first post from him in a long, long time.”

Yeah that might be the case! Anyway, nice comeback for him.

“Oh better than that…u cud find a stinking rich wife so that u wud never have to work again…”

I agree..and make that wife an NRI..all problems of green card/permanent residency solved!!

“at least tried to be funny, lot of times…”

No wonder…!!!!!! It’s when you try that the effect is not really nice!So you do admit that you are not a born joker…

8. ish - February 24, 2007

“A girl wrapped from head to toe in pink with pink bag, pink ipod and pink water bottle, pink shoes, pink scarf is more repulsive than Karan Johar. Ok not that repulsive, but still repulsive enough.”

You forgot a pink mobile phone,I know one who’s totally like that.If you find her online,she even has a pink font! Damn I really hate those,I mean that pink hurts the eyes when it’s over done and usually it is.

“I am not your Average Girl”

This one is absolutely true! I’ve seen this on a number of profiles(even though I’m not exactly marriageable age yet but I keep doing something they call future planning).Today’s so called modern profiles also have this very annoying line called “I’m a tomboy”.Perhaps it’s the in thing these days to be a tomboy and sporty and all and even though they wouldn’t be like that,they’ll surely write it.

“Tell me about yourself”

This one indeed is the most torturing phrase of them all and my permanent answer to this is “ask whatever you want to because I’m bad at explaining myself” and after hearing this most of them never come back.Kind of works it seems.

anyway Hey Ruhi,I thought you’d died of studying.

9. parmanu - February 24, 2007

Hey ish…!
glad u r identifying with my experience in ur “future planning”..!!
may be i will get some tips from u…!!!!!

10. Ruhi - February 24, 2007

“anyway Hey Ruhi,I thought you’d died of studying.”

Ish, I think so too! 😦 How’s your exams going on?? All the best for your Eng. paper…hehehe

11. sk - February 25, 2007

“How’s your exams going on??”

It’s moments like this that make you yearn for a grammar checker in your browser. Unless you’re Ali G. Just kidding!

12. Phoenix - March 1, 2007

I’m grumpy, ugly and a loser. Is Moi some kind of a chinese delicacy? I cannot laugh even if you try…And I’m someone else’s below average girl…I’m color blind as well.. do I stand a chance mr. fussy?

13. parmanu - March 1, 2007

@phoenix,
No you do not. You made it till the very end, I almost ordered a wedding ring, but you lost it with the “fussy” remark.

14. Phoenix - March 9, 2007

yeah i was only waiting to say “no” after u gave me the ring.. heheh! 😉

15. Sunit - March 26, 2007

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16. craig - April 23, 2007

i need a fit girl of the age of 14

17. Tismarkhan - April 23, 2007

u cud be in trouble for making such comments craig…

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20. tehreem - January 29, 2009

Did athar and me love match percentage is good or bad?

21. matrimonial resume - February 26, 2009

good article. keep it up.

22. lieben - March 3, 2009

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