When is the right time to get the parents involved?
In the content of Asian marriages, families play a very important role, from putting up the profile to finalizing the last minute details of the marriage. If you go by the rule book, online dating or online matrimonial alliances are a new concept that has fast caught up with the changing times.
Most online matchmaking services provider including Desi matchmaking services and NRI Matrimonials give it a traditional touch. They cater not only to the young professionals like you, but help to facilitate the older family members in the process of finalizing the marriage.
If you have already short listed a few prospective grooms or brides, the role of the parents or older family members’ starts. At your own personal levels, you must have evaluated your compatibility, likes and dislikes, consent on most factors before you ask your parents or family members to step in. Your parents would help judge the right person for your marriage in most cases.
They evaluate taking into factors such as family background- social standing and wealth, horoscope compatibility, education qualifications, personal appearances, mother tongue, personal ethics, religion and family values. In many Indian Matrimonial and even Pakistani Matrimonial profiles, it is the parents who respond to the queries instead of the young boys and girls who are to be married.
If you are one of those that left the decision of finding the right match for you in the hand of your parents, then they must have played a role right from posting the profile to answering and short listing the eligible boy or girl.
But if you have already short listed or found someone who seems to be the compatible person to share your life, the role of your parents or older family members’ starts. They would like to set up a meeting with the boy or girl, meet the parents and if all goes well, finalize the marriage.