"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.” This familiar line from The Fiddler On the Roof has a special resonance for the Indian-American community, where marriage is an evergreen topic.
Parents of eligible adults are hardly restrained in voicing their anxieties about their children remaining single into their late twenties, thirties, and beyond.
The Indian singles events company are coming back to the Big Apple after the success of their Hindu speed dating and Sikh speed dating events last month Both South Asian New Yorkers and New Jerseyans attended the sold out events and welcomed the decision to return.
Meena Patel from Queens attended the last events and is extremely excited about Indian D8 returning; “Indo-American dating events in New York are extremely rare so we jumped at the chance to attend the Indian D8 ones.
Come out and meet a bunch of other singles of a similar ethnic and cultural background, and pick those you feel a connection with and would like to meet again.
“There were 350 people there, and none (seemed promising),” Patel says, still sounding a little heartbroken.
Following her family’s wishes, she had attended the New Jersey event in hopes of finding someone from their community of Leuva Patel.
As to the single adults themselves, many may be putting up a nonchalant front, but nevertheless appear to be concerned. A genuine acceptance of the single life, as a matter of choice, is also on the rise in the mainstream.
And this tends to sit at odds with the social and cultural norms of the Indian community, where marriage is an ingrained institution.