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Wanted

Found these on a (non-matrimonial) portal while killing time online. Must say these are severe distractions. For a minute I forgot what I was planning to do next. Arresting.

“Male, looking for a life partner which is give more suggestions to our family and love people and nature”

? – Don’t your family members have minds of their own? Why are ‘suggestions’ so important that you want the bride to give more of them?! And yeah, loving people is fine, but the insistence on the nature part is something I really don’t get…unless you are a Jungle Warden or some such.

“Male, i am working as a computer operator in share brokor office. i want a smart and mixminded girl for me”

? - Brother, be careful what you wish for! A mixminded girl from all accounts can be very dangerous. At least I’ve never heard of anyone being mixminded ever before. Uncharted territory that.

“Male, looking for a handsome girl with traditional values supporting my family.all my efforts & should not bewillinmg to work outside”

? – Ahem, are you sure it’s a handsome girl you want? If you do, just make sure she’s not the Bearded Lady from the visiting circus…

Now that the smart repartees are over, I wonder why the whizkids who run these online matrimonial sites don’t have interfaces in regional languages. I don’t mean to put down the guys who have written the above introductions, but just think of the impression that a prospective match will have on reading this. Expressing yourself in a language you are more at home with makes a lot more sense, especially in cases like these where the written word is important in making a favourable first impression. English is not the be all and end all. For all you know, your mother tongue may describe stuff more aptly.

Only hope that somebody sees this type of content that’s being posted on these sites, and does the localization. This would surely increase traffic; definitely leave no scope for miscommunication, and very definitely not spawn a filler like this particular post.
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