Enna kodumai saravanan!
My first step into the matrimony-sphere. I should have been excited, but no am not. Not a wee bit.
Why? Coz the profile I got to look at was not that of a girl #-o. Now hold you horses (imagination i.e.). It was a guy :(. NO! Don't let your thoughts run wild again. He is supposedly my junior in college and someone wanted to know about him. PERIOD. The face only reminded me of some kannadika actor :p. I better keep watch or else someone might mistake this for my profession :D.
Some 1st time moments in life are meant to be exciting. Such aaaas - first day at school, first time busted by the teacher, first crush, first love, first job, first salary, first vehicle, first specimen at a matrimony site :D. Oops!
I guess I might too end up doing it someday, but this whole matrimony thing makes me imagine like you are looking at a menu card or making a choice of the prey. As if all were lined up in a virtual zoo for passed by to look at and pick ;).
I know its fun for a lot of people, looking at profiles of the opp. sex and making all sorts of comments they wouldn't dare to otherwise. I had my own share of fun too. My close buddy had come from the US wanting to spend quality time and he was bombarded with so many prospects. I couldn't control my laughter watching him look at the gals profiles and gauging em. I even took a photo of him blushing and started a thread, ;)) wicked me.
Maybe am just conservative. But this whole game makes me think of it as if people up for sale. Glad there is no price tag attached, as yet ;). But its funny when you realize the kinda specs people put up there. Am not gonna discuss that here as it warrants a dedicated post and some research for which I hardly have time. I just realized that these specs are beginning to replace traditional horoscopes and could become the new mantra for a successful marriage, which again is a subjective clause.
I agree this is far better than traditional arranged marriages, but it still feels like shopping for a "thing". Maybe thats what it is :-s, just like picking up the best fitting clothes on that day. Now don't curse me if you get reminded of such things when you browse through matrimony sites :D.
Should I say blessed are those souls who find love before marriage. Spooky when I realize I might end up hunting through matrimony sites :-?. Its soo gross! But thats far away :). Lemme live is peace for as long as I can :).
For now, I'll be happy if I don't have to look at more guy profiles at matrimony sites :D. Cheerios!