Finding the right person to get married is important since it means getting into a life long commitment no one can afford to mess up. But in our society while women face pressure to get married, there are several other societal norms they are subjected to, be it body image or their skin colour.
Several ridiculous for prospective brides can often be seen in matrimonial columns in India, and now women from Pakistan are sharing their plight which is not much different from the situation on this side of the border. Twitter was abuzz with Pakistani girls describing the most absurd reasons for which they were rejected.
Ladies, quote this with whatever physical appearance you were rejected for by rishta people. I was rejected yesterday for bad front teeth.— Sesh♡ (@Oh_My_Mascara) February 26, 2017
Skin colour, weight and age were some of the most common reasons given by people to reject girls.
Let's see: short heighted, too chubby, has glasses, hijabi, doctor, age zyada hai.. https://t.co/poNAevgcGV— 👼 (@Rabyaaaa_) February 26, 2017
Medium height,Not goori chitti,Why interested in job/studying after marriage/Not a model like look.Also,Doctor banty banty age zada ho gae😎 https://t.co/v54Bp7ihec— Rabia (@ad_ra_na) February 26, 2017
I've also been rejected on the basis of my skin colour and the fact that I fail to turn myself into a pastry by using so much makeup ✌️ https://t.co/nAltAYj6vi— عبیر نسیم (@abeerii12) February 27, 2017
Unfortunately it's always the Ghar walas that do the rejection not the guys themselves. Only one reason for me though. Overweight. https://t.co/G7BgdZ2t9r— Huda (@enigmaniac1) February 26, 2017
"thori ziada healthy hai. patli hoti tou aur bhi achi lagti" https://t.co/IvrErSKi1g— ayesha (@fabubah) February 26, 2017
rejected x times because i was 'moo phat,' rude & confrontational. BC, you've come here inspecting a human like a horse & i'm the rude one? https://t.co/7WFUV5SFar— Mehar Khursheed (@meharwk) February 27, 2017
In non physical things, too educated, working women, reads too much, is only daughter so must be really laadli, too introverted, etc, etc. https://t.co/VMxn6PcBa5— Faiza Yousuf (@FaizaYousuf) February 26, 2017
I was rejected because "hamaray Betay ko ziada parhi hoi nai chahye, wo kehta hai parh kr larkyan taiz ho jati hain" https://t.co/DHyQvWulUL— Huda. (@IGotSherlocked) February 26, 2017
Btw 80% of rishta walas didn't even come over when they found out I was a working woman with no intentions of quitting. Yep https://t.co/0SH3MKpQxL— Bissmah Mehmud (@bissmahmehmud) February 26, 2017
I was rejected last year for telling them that I love working in media and won't quit. https://t.co/vOVM0GOUer— Amina (@Aamenaah) February 26, 2017
Was rejected once ke larki engineer hai. Typical gharelo larki jaisi nahi hogi. Lol what? https://t.co/24yxmTCnQ0— ماہ نم (@AdrenalineYo) February 26, 2017
@Oh_My_Mascara a friend was rejected for being 'too talkative'. What even?!— . (@rantsofkm) February 26, 2017
There were also factors like the girl being ‘rude’ along with too educated, working woman, too introverted and even a girl reading ‘too much’ was a problem.