One popular site is helping parents and children find a suitable partner. An example of how successful this site can be, comes from Southern India.
The parents of a software engineer working in Chennai, had problems finding their son a suitable bride, so they took their search online.
The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.
He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?
” – which translates to “Do you even have the common sense to know the right match for you or would you rather choose your Mr.