I recently went on an ‘arranged’ first date. By ‘arranged’, I mean that we were set-up by a mutual friend of our parents, to be specific, an aunty at the Gurudwara (Sikh temple), who has a a bit of a reputation for being a local matchmaker. This aunty was more than ready to vouch for … More The Guy Who Did a Religious 360
I’ve realised I’m subject to a particular pattern when it comes to my dating life, an unfortunate pattern to say the least. OK, so to say a ‘curse’ is obviously melodramatic, but it’s gotten to a point where I just feel like throwing my hands up to the Big Cheese and saying, “really?!” And I … More A Dating Curse with a Dash of Dating Guilt
If you hadn’t guessed from the title of my blog, I’m Sikh, a British-Asian Sikh to be exact. Being of a certain age, and from a pretty traditional family, I’m at the point in my life where I’m being pushed to get married. And herein lies a shit-storm of issues. Being raised between cultures, I’ve … More Love and Marriage in Clashing Cultures
So I went on a date this weekend just gone, and sadly, it didn’t pan out well. I say sadly because I thought this guy had potential. We started chatting on a dating site and eventually progressed to WhatsApp. It seemed like we had a lot in common and after a couple of weeks of … More The Guy Who Just Wanted an Instagram Picture
I’m really struggling to get to grips with this one. I’ve always thought I’d meet someone, we’d click, fall in love, he’d propose and we’d get married. Sadly, this hasn’t happened. Everything after the first bit – meeting someone – hasn’t happened. Actually to be fair, I’ve clicked with a couple of people, but it’s … More Would You Get Married Without Being in Love?
So I’ve been single many moons now, much to my mum’s dismay. She, like most traditional Indian mums, would like to see me get married pretty soon. I mean I’d love to get married, but I refuse to settle and bow down to cultural pressure. Basically, I won’t be getting married for the sake of … More Explaining Ghosting to a Traditional Indian Mum
So I recently went on a date which was going swimmingly until the guy said I’m looking for a “homely and traditional girl like you”. Straight away my internal alarm bells went berserk and I was thinking – WHAT THE FUDGE did you just say? It was wrong on so many levels, but what was scary was the fact … More One ‘Homely and Traditional’ Girl Please!