The Dating Mantra
Glimpse|February 2021
The dating experience in India is quite like Raj and Simran with an uncertain ending. No matter how you think you found your one true love and you already know that the other person is going to be the mother/father of your babies, wait for a bit till reality hits your Bollywood fantasy.
Manokriti Bedi

Ask any twenty-something guy or a girl and you will hear a heart-wrenching tale of rejections and disappointments. For starters, we people have no concept of dating being an exploratory phase, some of us can even find our “true love” in the first meeting itself. Then comes the era of romantic dates, long drives, and long walks near the beaches kinda thing but then again there are no such places and even if they are, you can always find your uncles and aunties there! Then comes the family fear. Feel lucky if terms like Boyfriend and Girlfriend doesn’t make your parents question their upbringing. And if it doesn’t, you’ll still have to keep it a secret anyways! If you’re looking forward to getting married, mentally prepare yourself if you discover that you’re dating someone who happens to have the kind of family that makes you bite your tongue.

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