The one thing Indian parents want from their kids (apart from scoring 98% throughout their lives, and always getting more marks than their neighbour’s kid) is to see them married.
It’s not easy being a single woman in India, especially when she’s career minded and past the age of 24. And if you fit this description, you’d agree:
1. You start your day with your parents nagging you about your marital status
“25 saal ki ho gayi ho. Ab nahi toh kab karogi shaadi?”
2. Then, you go off to work only to see your friend telling you that she’s getting married
You feel her happiness genuinely. You do.
3. You log onto facebook and your timeline is filled with pictures of engagements, weddings, god-bharais, new-borns, etc
Time to log out now, I guess.
4. You get wedding and engagement invitations all the time
And you’re obliged to go to a few of them.
5. Finding a good outfit for the wedding is a nightmare
Shouldn’t be too dressy because I’m just a guest, and shouldn’t be too plain either. Ugh.
6. When you’re at the party, you find most of your old classmates/friends with their spouses
You feel bad about your marital status for a second, but then you notice how all your friends’ lives have changed post marriage. And you’re not ready for that right now.
7. All of these classmates start asking you questions about your love life
“Are you married?” “Do you have a boyfriend?” “Are your parents looking for someone?” STOP.
8. Your married friend’s mother, relatives try every possible way to set you up with someone
Courtesy – all her other friends checking you out during the wedding, and her ‘contacts’.
9. Your parents are constantly surrounded by relatives asking why you aren’t married yet
10. And they jump to ridiculous conclusions all by themselves
“Chakkar chal raha hoga kahin.” “Lagta hai shaadi hoke divorce ho gaya hoga.”
11. Your parents keep pestering you to look at pictures, and even make your profiles on matrimonial sites
Not to mention the heavy dose of emotional blackmail.
12. You have even lied about your wedding just to shut people up
“Yes, I’m getting married in 2015.”
13. You are used to people telling you that you won’t be able to have kids when you get old
Thanks. I had no idea that the sole purpose of life was popping out one kid after another.
14. But, despite all this going on, you’re glad that you chose to live life on your own terms
Because that’s exactly what matters.
15. And when you’re ready, you’ll tie the knot with someone you truly respect
..and it will be romantic as hell
There’s a time for everything, and right now, the time is yours.