asking people out or dating is not common in India.
usually, meetings happen when people meet in office or some familiar space or there are common friends or you meet at a party and strike up a conversation... if you are a recluse, just going to school and coming back - you do not meet men or date.
(teachers are not supposed to have lives. if someone sawyou with some man on the street - a) the world would speculate, b) they might ask you who it was expecting to hear that it was your cousin - best answer is 'my brother' or c) they would discreetly drop you or d) worse still, boycott you socially).
(never mind if some of your Indian friends protest, this is the reality of middleclass urban life. at the very top and at the very bottom, anything goes. but in the middle - well, the middle has to stay up or the system crashes...so..... there is a huge 'responsibility' to live up to.....for the benefit of the collective good.
so, what do independent people without fathers from middle class families here do is: advertise (please do not laugh).
and often these are people one would meet through ads this one is sourced from one of the most famous and popular matrimonial sites in India.
well, - read on and (hope you do) have fun.....
""I am Krishna
At present I am away from my business activates, and doing prayers to forget my sorrow. Another reason is I would like to settle down where the bride is living, or near by major city. So if I on the business then can not relocate. Once the understanding comes, then I will settle down where you are living. I will reach target of income in three months, then only can conduct the marriage. My E-Mail Id is email@example.com.
My mobile number is 09246032878. Please communicate me from your E-Mail id, if you require further details, please do not hesitate to call me. Even through I am ready to relocate, I will be pure veg. I would like to spent rest of my life in services and for others happy. I am expecting both should live as one soul and two bodies. In E-Mail please mention your matrimonial Id or call me in between 6 pm to 8 pm.
I knew all major cities in India, so relocation will not be a problem for me. I am confidence on the horoscope, but after 40 yeas horoscope matching not required. I am her for a long lasting marriage. I always say every one & every creature living before the eye’s GOD. So if we do good things GOD will get happy, by making GOD happy, GOD will make us happy.
Many used to spoil others for their glory, but then never thought what they did will come back to them. We do not know what our soul did in its previous births, so if we keep on doing good things and doing services, the GOD will save us when the troubles are coming near to us. Send your Mobile or Land line phone number. I am not expecting any financial help from you; I have enough to start my own.
Ready to relocate where the bride living. I am a simple man with soft nature. To forget my sorrows due to the demise of my wife, I do not want to continue my future at my own city, so I would like to settle down where the bride lives. After demise I am ideal with out any earning due to the sorrow. But once the marriage is fixed, then I will start my business at the bride city and I will achieve my profit of Rs 50,000/- per month with in three months, then only I would like to perform the marriage. Due to my business travel I knew all important cities well, so relocation to me will not be a problem.
I am looking for a bride who can be a morel supporter for my developments. I am with Telugu & Tamil mixed culture man since I lived in both states, I am saying like this. I do little small continuous temple worship and praying to pass the benefits to my father and my wife as GOD please keep both of them in heaven; if their soul born again in the earth then few will be affected. Love & affection is softer than snow, so both should have same attitude, other wise their will not be peace. I am having snow, but others thrown fire on me, so was burn by others. For my hounded thoughts my small temple service is the medicine, even if I take 100 births, I can not forget the harassments I faced. Any way now I am alone and living to serve many temple.""
this too is India... another interesting side ofthe nation that went nuclear, is capable of fission-fusion, knows all about yoga..... am laughing.... ours is such a funny country... absolutely contradictorily huggable like my despotic Aries mamma.
P.S. I 'cleaned' the post of the personal parts as I felt uncomfortable with it when I re read it. hope that is ok.