Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Modern Love II: Internet Pyar (Internet Love - Indian Style)


To continue this weeks theme of "modern love", I bring you a report on India's novel use of the internet. As we all know, a good arranged marriage is hard to come by these days. Enter the internet - and we have a growing market for online matrimonial match-making sites. Users can search by caste, career, or region - all the things that are most important when choosing a suitable mate...

You know, as I write this in my usual mocking tone, it occurs to me that this isn't a terrible idea after all. Statistics show that arranged marriages tend to last longer than "love" marriages. If a gal can find her ideal man online, with all the specs she desires, who needs love anyway?

3 Comments:

Blogger Det. Rhiannon Brock said...

Of course they last longer. Sometimes just being threatened with the old acid in the face trick is enough to get you to your silver anniversary.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Paul Phelps said...

Thanks Brock - I'll remember that.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Emele said...

Interesting to know.

6:19 PM  

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