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Arranged marriages through matrimonial sites or through word of mouth have become a joke where everything other than a woman’s self is considered – after all, who cares what she wants, right?
I came across the opportunity to apply for the position of ‘Wife’ in your esteemed family. I have gone through the details of the position, and your expectations from the incumbent, on the matrimonial website.
Please find below my profile which details my skills, qualifications and background information, for your perusal. Eagerly await your response.
Single girl in her early 30’s (nearly off-the-shelf)
(tweaked based on expectations cited on the matrimonial site) I spent 21 years equipping myself with knowledge, skills and information that hold no significance in this process.
In those 21 years I was told to show achievement orientation, problem solve, develop leadership qualities, be competitive and cultivate a well-rounded personality.
However, I have also been trained to repress most of my desires, opinions and abilities to ensure I do not cross the gender-roles I have been assigned, and demonstrate a benign and genteel persona at all times.
Post Graduate degree in a vocation, but my true qualifications lie in the domain of surreptitious self-expression and postured conformation to social dictates.
None, because all my previous relationships have been erased from memory and all social records are preserved under strict confidence. Any trace of a previous physical relationship will also be omitted from acknowledgement or recollection*
I hope to never give you a chance for such an evaluation, but considering your high expectations, I acknowledge the likelihood.
Parents’ details (as I’m not so forward to share my own)
Based on the 20 or so interviews that I have attended in the last few years since I became eligible for this role. For sample templates to create your own resume, do get in touch.
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I am totally disappointed with womens web for publishing this article. Though it was heartening to read Akansha Malhotra’s retort. If you choose to be a parasite, don’t project yourself like a victim.
You seem to have had different experiences in this area and hence share a different opinion on this subject.
However, I will clarify that employment and income were not a point of consideration in the post.
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