Arranged marriages are not made in heaven but are made by desirable skin complexion and pay packages. Some people shared their real-life experience and according to them, arranged marriages are a complicated process.
Be it six-figure monthly income or the colour of the complexion, many simply reject an arranged marriage proposal for strange reasons. As many as seven people revealed the weird reasons for they faced rejection in an arranged match for marriage.
He expected me to cook a variety of lavish meals regularly
“I met the prospective groom and his parents, and they seemed pretty decent. After conversing for an hour, the man told me that he expected his wife to cook for him just like his mother every day. And what does his mother cooked for him? Four meals every day depending upon what he craved to eat that day, including different deserts for each meal. I explained that I have a job and would be returning home by eight in the evening. Unlike his mom who’s a homemaker, I won’t be able to cook lavish meals. Hence, I got rejected for not being homely enough and not keeping up with his unrealistic expectation level. ”
The length of my hair
“I had short hair and the prospective groom’s mother rejected me because my haircut won’t go well with traditional outfits. I won’t look good in a sari as I don’t have waist-length hair. I am glad that his family rejected me or else I would have done the same.”
Way Too modern for my family
“I met this man on a matrimonial site and we started talking. Everything was going on well until I shared that I love partying and going to pubs on weekends. He got offended and sternly said that I was too modern for his family.”
He was not an MBA but the girl was an MBA.
“Even though I was earning well enough to support a family, the girl made me feel ‘academically inferior’ because she was an MBA and I was not. I am a graduate from one of the best engineering colleges of the country but she felt I won’t be able to climb the corporate ladder because of my ‘low’ educational qualification. I threw her a sly smile and wished her luck for her career ahead.”
The girl knew that he would turn bald after 10 years.
“This happened a few months back. I have a normal hair growth but a girl somehow felt I would turn bald within the next ten years because my father was bald. Therefore, my hairline which might recede after a decade was the reason for my rejection. I was amused thinking about how someone could reject me for such a frivolous reason.”
“We did not attend the groom’s family well,” says one woman on the condition of anonymity.
“I met a prospective groom on a matrimonial site and we decided to know each other better before involving our parents. We got along really well, and his parents visited my home to see me. We both liked each other and thought our parents would talk about our marriage, traditions, rituals etc. But to my surprise, his family got offended because apparently, they believed they were not treated well at my place. We had made all the extravagant arrangements (think all kinds of snacks, followed by a six-course lunch and gifts) to welcome them but they felt we did not pamper them much. Unfortunately, we both had to part our ways.”
Another woman shared a terrible experience when she was simply rejected for her wheatish complexion.
“I have a wheatish complexion and the guy had a fair skin tone. So, he said no to the marriage proposal because he only wanted ‘kids with fair complexion’ and marrying me would have ruined his dream. I thank my stars we did not end up together.”