Sometimes, people get very creative with matrimonial ads. Some of them turn out to very heart-warming, like the one by the 84-year-old grandpa with eyes, nose, ears, teeth, and knees working just fine looking for his perfect match. On the other hand, there are some ads that make you cringe to the core, like the one by a 37-year-old industrialist who was seeking a ‘non-feminist’ bride below the age of 26 years.
One such, cringeworthy matrimonial ad, recently caught the attention of desi Twitter. As per the ad, a 30-year-old dentist from Bihar is seeking a Brahmin bride with qualities like that of Tulsi, Parvati or Kumkum – the Sarvagun Samppan bahus from Indian daily soaps!
The dentist who is ‘presently not working’ is looking for a bride who is “very fair, beautiful, very loyal, very trustworthy, loving, caring, brave, powerful and rich,” reports News 18. Apart from this, the woman should also be “extremely patriotic” about India and “help in improving India’s military capabilities”.
The man wants his wife to be an excellent cook and an expert in child-raising too. Phewww!
The regressive ad obviously drew flak from Desi Twitter. Here’s what netizens had to say about it:
*Presently not working*
Best matrimonial ad. pic.twitter.com/CB1FpYgVVH
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) February 16, 2020
The greatest matrimonial ad ever which perfectly encapsulates average Indian Hindu nationalist mentality 👇
This one is gonna go down in history. Sign of times. pic.twitter.com/FmmNuQlq6Y
— ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨਾਗਰਿਕ (@akdwaaz) February 16, 2020
Sab kuch ladki se hi expect karna hai ya khud kuch karoge.. khud paani ka gilaas utha ke pi lena bass. 🙏
— Priyanshi Shrivastav (@y_priyanshi) February 16, 2020
Patriotism mixed with matrimony?!
It is getting interesting in the Hindi belt!
— Bala Krishna (@BalaKrishnarama) February 16, 2020
"Expert in child raising"?? How would she be that unless she had children?!😂 The dude doesn't ask for much, does he. Ahh, he left out NASA certified!
— punam mohandas (@PunamMohandas) February 17, 2020
Presently not working But wants everything.
Confidence level- Manoj Tiwari.
— Natthulal (मूँछ वाले) (@Natthulal_) February 16, 2020
This is by far the most unreal matrimonial ad I have ever seen. Sincerely hope he remains unmarried for his life. https://t.co/xErehq0FKZ
— Bhas (@cbhas23) February 16, 2020
Chalo, now “Patriotism” makes it to matrimonial ads too. https://t.co/yORNIkSwWH
— Aneesha Bedi (@AneeshaBedi) February 16, 2020
— Pooja Priyamvada (@SoulVersified) February 16, 2020
Man’s really specific, isn’t he 😂
— Sreesha 🧚🏼♀️ (@pepperstarfish) February 16, 2020
Omg 😆where do they get these ideas from – sense I f entitlement is limitless
— RuchiAngrish (@RuchiAngrish) February 16, 2020
Wow… he may need to have that many wives 🙄🤗👎🏾
— Ash JJ (@ashjjkk) February 16, 2020
Too many expectations! We wonder how the ad loaded with sexism, elitism, casteism, colorism, patriarchy even made its way to the newspaper. God save the woman who marries him!