It was year 2012 and sword of getting married was hanging on my head by a thin thread. My mother would not listen to my excuses anymore and for me it was more like a “do-or-die” situation. Being a “Rajput” was not helping either, because although there was plenty of worthy beings around (many wouldn’t even bother to give me a second glance but I would like to believe that had they been from the same community as me and had they known how eligible I was they would had gone down on their knees in no time) but I could barely found someone from the same community. So jumping the IT bandwagon, I got myself registered on all possible Indian matrimonial websites and started the unending search for my partner in crime.
It was only when I started receiving marriage invitations from almost each and every friend of mine, I came to realize that it was about time I should be thinking about the content of my marriage invite as well. Not that my parents were not forcing me to get married, it was just that they had given up on me and accepted the fact that I will not marry anyone. However, attending marriage ceremonies (of my friends) and getting to enjoying the festivities, rituals, joy & happiness surrounding the event, excitement, twinkle in the eyes of the bride & groom, hearing stories of how they met, their courtship period etc., this all was quite enough for me to actually imagine my own marriage and all the fun I will have. And after getting pointers from all successful couples (ones who have not yet started to kill each other with the cutlery even after more than a year of marriage), I decided to create my profile on online Indian matrimonial website.