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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…

Swiping 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…

No, I don’t match 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…

Faking Charm for the market

My cousin sister-in-law is throwing a birthday bash for her two boys this Sunday which¬† happens to be on her birthday. In conversation, she mentioned how relieved her husband was…

Hacks for improved matching

At the outset, let me confess that I am a huge fan of the uppit kesari bath model of marriages, except of course when the coffee is unpalatable! Until now,…

Yella okay, arranged marriage yaake?

Traditionally, in India, parents arranged marriages for their wards almost like how they selected the kindergartens they send their kids to and there were no two ways about how this…

Manipulation or Preparation?

While I was in the middle of recruiting season last year, I found preparation for certain structured interviews extremely stifling. I found them too cookie cutter and not testing for…