Arranged marriages in India are predominant since forever. Despite changing times, it remains one of the most sought after ways to find a life partner.
Thanks to technology, the place of marriage brokers are now snatched by online matrimonial sites and newspaper ads.
Seizing the opportunity of open communication presented by technology, this Kerala women posted something on her Facebook account that went viral.
Though the original post is in Malayalam, here’s a translated version:
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“I am single. If any of you friends know anyone, let me know. I have no demands. Horoscope or caste aren’t important. My parents are not alive. I have done B.Sc in Fashion Designing. I am 28. My brother is working in Mumbai as a Senior Art Director and my sister is pursuing Civil Engineering.”
Jyothi KG, a 28-year-old woman from Malappuram district in Kerala posted the ad along with the hashtag #FacebookMatrimony. Quite expectedly, the post went viral with exploding numbers of likes, comments, and shares.
She believes that Facebook is a solution for those who don’t want to get exploited by traditional brokers or matrimonial sites. Being a direct point of interaction, it can help people to get to touch with their probable partners easily.
Interestingly, this is not the first time someone posted a matrimony ad on Facebook. It also happened with another man who posted the ad and then tied the knot too.