HUM SAATH SAATH HAINHER PHOTO: She’ll have photos of herself cooking restaurant-ordered biryani, holding her doe-eyed nephew, praying in a Shiva temple, and playing with Tuffy. HER INTRO: If you’re looking for a fling or a one-night stand (the purpose of Tinder before we Indianised it), you’ve hit the jackpot. She’ll also have photos of women with coloured dots over their painted faces and a dagger in their hair. FRIENDS FOREVERHER PHOTO: She’ll be that cute and bubbly girl with lots of group photos in which you see half your friends.
Anything to convince you that she is marriage material. HER INTRO: You have no idea why this woman is so pissed off.
It is an online marketplace that hand-picks and curates products like lubricants, love toys and sensual massage items from all over the world.
Merging different paths with one end Before meeting and starting Lovetreats, founders Balaji T Vijayan and Ute Weimer were working on the idea individually.
morning in 2007, Leah Du Buc, a twenty-two-year-old college student in Kalamazoo, began writing an essay for English class that she hoped would save her life.
She knew that people like her had been beaten, bombed, shot at, killed.
Does this mean that even in an era of mushrooming dating apps, elite matrimonial websites, and singles-only networks, when it comes to marriage or “settling down” as we so quaintly term it, age matters? To find out, I asked some random friends and their friends — single, eligible men and women in the 29 to 40-plus age group.
Many did not want to reveal their real names for various personal reasons. Given that we live in an age of multiple dating apps — Truly Madly.com, Ok Cupid, Woo, Thrill, Tinder, — you'd be right in assuming that people of all ages (especially in the metros) do use the apps.A couple of months ago, Aparna, a friend of mine, called me up. Aparna is an extremely attractive, well-groomed divorcee in her late 30s. So, with the best of intentions, I suggested that she try out a popular singles network in Bangalore. So, her call was to beg me to use my “influence” (as a media professional) and get her in, somehow. These two successful, sophisticated individuals seemed perfect for each other, or so we thought. “They told me I was too old to be an eligible single,” she recalls. Recently, another friend of mine tried to do some match-making — she wanted P, a 40-year-old corporate honcho of my acquaintance to meet R, a 45-year-old family friend of hers who was back in India after a long stint abroad.The positive vibe around intimacy resonated with Balaji and he instantly started market research to set up something similar in India.Although there were other players in the Indian market already, none of them, he felt, would make people feel at ease.“High school was bliss for me,” Du Buc said recently.