Writing a matrimonial isn’t much different from filling in an online dating profile; however, people do take matrimonials more seriously.
A matrimonial is supposed to help you find someone you want to spend your life with. It should provide a fair representation of who you are what you’re looking for in a spouse. It should provide details about your qualifications, family but it should also give hints about your personality.
Check out these Dos and Don’ts for writing a matrimonial.
Do provide details
If you’re hoping for someone to contact you after posting the matrimonial on a website, you need to provide enough information about yourself to keep others interested in your profile. Don’t give shallow one-liners. Spend some time in pinning down a concise but accurate description of you and your family. The best matrimonial are those that charm the readers; give information about your hobbies qualification, etc. but try and add a personal touch to the profile that lets the readers know you a little better.
Take a look at some of the best Twitter bios online, you’ll notice that they give very brief details but in a very subtle manner they also let you know a little something about the individual’s personality.
Hilary Clinton’s Twitter bio reads, “2016 Democratic Nominee, SecState, Senator, hair icon. Mom, Wife, Grandma x2, lawyer, advocate, fan of walks in the woods & standing up for our democracy.”
In just 25 words, it tells you about her political career, her family, her hobbies and it reflects her sense of humor at the same time.
Do be clear
We all have certain things that we just wouldn’t compromise on. It can be anything from a religious requirement to just a personality trait you cannot bear. Make your requirements/criteria clear in the matrimonial but do so in a polite way that doesn’t make you look conceited or picky.
There’s an art to writing the perfect matrimonial, you do want to give details but at the same time, you don’t want to come across as someone who’s too fussy.
Don’t praise yourself
Being confident is good, being arrogant is a big no-no. No one likes to listen to someone who is constantly praising their self. Do not say that your friends compare you to a Greek God for your dashing looks. Don’t boast your wealth. Don’t talk about the number of houses you own back in India. Using a limited matrimonial space to praise yourself makes you look self-obsessed and is a major put off.
Besides, don’t you want to attract someone who’s interested in getting to know you as a person instead of someone who’s just in it for your looks and wealth?
Don’t share excessive information
Believe it or not but there are individuals who share their bank balance on matrimonial ads in an attempt to get more calls. There’s no need to share such personal details with anyone you don’t know personally. Matrimonial ads are there for all sorts of people to see. Making sensitive information public can get you into trouble.
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