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My friends and I have varying degrees of experience on such apps or in day-to-day life, which include receiving proposals after a week, encountering obsessive stalkers, or witnessing grown men throwing tantrums after a few hours.
‘I’m not talking to you until you tell your mum about us,’ said apparent pro-footballer-before-he-broke-his-leg, Amir* after we’d exchanged approximately four messages. ’ said investment banker Zohaib* after about half an hour of talking.
In such situations, I’ve taught myself to keep a straight face and ignore the almost unbearable frustration inside as I ponder a response.
’ she continues as she notices the blank, apathetic look on my face, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ she says, as if I’m a damsel in distress who needs saving from a knight in shining armour.
‘Look, you’re almost 25 now, you don’t want to be an old bride,’ and ‘If you get any older, no one is going to want you,’ are two sentences that seem to reach fever-pitch for Asian girls like myself around this age. Have you ever thought about how strong, independent women, who are self-sufficient, self-made and self-fulfilled, can have everything they have ever wanted by themselves – with or without a man?
As a British Asian woman, I’m tired of being taught to aspire to nothing but marriage.
Since I was a child, culture has always subconsciously taught me that the ultimate goal for women like myself is being a wife.
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