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Everyone’s got a “but”.

You know how people say “Oh everything’s great about this person, but…”.  It is this very “but” that keeps people from being in a relationship already. The “but” doesn’t necessarily…

Date faux pas (for men)

One of the perks of being Marriage Broker Auntie is that I stay abreast with all the social faux pas in the marriage market. I get lots of dope on arranged…

Marriage Markets and social laundry

In the olden days, we had limited information about alliances that middlemen brought in and we heavily relied on offline networks for social due diligence. It was usually enough if…

Passing on the baton

Since I am in the business of marriages, I always have a plenty of family members helping me out with leads. Mum, dad, uncles and aunties usually get leads through…

M.B.A. Success File

For the last one week, I’d been advised to be on bed rest by my doctor but that couldn’t stop me from attending the engagement ceremony of Viggy and Neha,…

Blind dates offer a great start

My husband and I had known each other virtually for almost two years before we finally decided to meet. There were a lot of pressure in terms whether we’d live…

Swipe right on the mother-in-law?

Marriage Broker Auntie has pretty much always had the opposite mix of genders when compared to matrimonial/ dating apps in the market – more women than men. I have several…

Matching Horoscopes

This picture above represents a typical decision making unit in Indian arranged marriages. While in most of the western world, you’d only be concerned about maximising the region “A” where…