Monday, June 20, 2005

Sagnik Nandy's Guide to Writing Matrimony Profiles

Have you ever read the profiles that are put up on matrimony websites? I glanced through many when my brother decided to use a website to find the person who would eventually be his "Mrs. Right."

If you haven't ever read the matrimony profiles, you are missing on some (good) free laughs. Most profiles will tell you that the person can do everything (guy = superman, girl = supergirl).

Sagnik Nandy and his friend, had a similar experience while trawling such websites. Unlike my brother ane me though, they "prepared a standard write-up that combined anything and everything that each of these profiles had to say. "
Guys: Hi. I am Blah Blah and I do Blah Blah. I believe in the simple joys around us (and what might they be). Honesty and sincerity are two virtues that I strongly believe in (you can never go wrong with these). I'm modern and yet I have strong traditional roots (half a dozen people said this and though it makes no sense whatsoever, it seems to be the in-thing). My hobbies are music, movies, reading (aha! the aesthetic side is revealed) and I also like outdoor activities (lest you offend the more adventurous ones). I like to laugh and make others laugh (the sense of humor card is played). I'm looking for a girl who will be an equal partner in every joy that awaits me (clap clap).

Girls: It is very difficult to describe myself in one paragraph (some five hundred women started their profiles with this line without realizing that they are already wasting some of their limited space by putting this line in). I am a simple girl who loves to love and be loved (aaaah! cho fu@@ing chueeet). I have completed my blah blah (educational qualifications). I like to cook (come on you have to say that), sing (yeah! I can entertain you too) and love art work (I will save you valuable money on decoration). I have strong Indian roots and yet I consider myself Westernized (once again this means nothing)
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More in the same vein. And he has promised more on the same topic.

Sagnik Nandy is one blogger you should have in your blogroll. Good writing and extremely funny.

Update: Sagnik keeps his promise. Here's a list of the funniest things that he spotted in these sites


Sagnik Nandy said...

i'm really flattered - thanks a ton :)

Vidyut said...

This post has not only provided me some free laughs, but also helped me exercise my belly, after a long time.