You often hear about the Indians in America, how fast they are growing, how educated they are, how much money they have, and how they are already taking over America and will soon take over the world.
Even if we assume that all of that is true, Indians haven’t changed all that much. For instance, a recent Pew study says that Indian-Americans almost always marry another Indian; and if they can’t find one here, they will pick a complete stranger in India, get married without dating (arranged marriage), and live like a married couple the very next day.
Like any other group of immigrants, Indians have the hardest time in America. India is still one of the poorest countries in the world and almost all the so-called rich Indians in America came from very humble families (some latest data suggests that there has been some progress in India and some Indians now have mobile phones and cars that cost just $2,500). No wonder then that even Indian-American children are not allowed to date and often live with their parents even after they are married.
With this background, enjoy this hilarious personal ad from an Indian-American girl seeking a date on Craig’s List (the ad had several spelling mistakes; so much for beauty with brains).
“Life gets so busy that sometimes its hard to make real connections with people. When the opportunity presents itself I always pass on them, the story of my life. The main reason I am here is because I am looking for a very attractive, tall, well-educated, successful, well traveled, down to earth, easy going guy to attend a family wedding with me. I am not really into Indian guys, never dated one. I just want someone to sweep my relatives off there feet. I know you’re guessing what’s in it for you or is this girl crazy to bring some stranger to meet her family. Well, if you are reading this personal ad then I should be thinking you’re a little crazy as well; so don’t be hypocritical. It’s going to be a good time (not really that kind of good time). Unless we hit it off, then, in that case you never know what could stem from this. It’s a beautiful Indian wedding and meeting my crazy-but-unique family that insists on me taking a date.
About me: I am 5’3, slim, dark hair, pretty attractive in an exotic way I guess. I’ve been told I resemble Eva Mendes, have attributes of Eva Longoria, and simplicity like Jessica Alba. However I am my own and don’t like to make comparison but just to give you an idea. I am very successful, work in retail (fashion). Don’t let it fool you; I come with plenty of brains. I know the stereotype about girls in fashion. I am a realist but deep down a hopeless romantic with the right person I guess.”