Ladies- what do you think about the show Indian Matchmaking?

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My hot take: Pradhyuman is likely deeply closeted and I hope one day he’s in an environment where he feels like he can come to terms with himself and not have his family reject him if it’s the case, and not hurt anyone in the process

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Yes - I got this from the very first episode with him. I feel so terrible that he’s not able to come to terms with it - and trying to play along with this facade of simply not being able to find someone he’s compatible with.

Non-Indian here. Just binged it yesterday. It felt more like a curated Tinder than what I thought Indian arranged marriages / matchmaking would be like. I was surprised that the children had so much freedom and choice in this process.

It was interesting to see how big a role family plays in the initial meetings and dates. I usually think that you only introduce someone to the fam if it’s serious, but I suppose if you’re going to a matchmaker you know everyone is serious and just cut to the chase.

I also thought it was interesting that they only showed successful stories of arranged marriages in the beginnings of episodes, where the couples have been happily married for decades. I get that the show is supposed to show that Indian matchmaking does work, but would like to see other points of view. I think almost none of the matches work out in the end, but the last appearance of each candidate ends on a good date without followup on what happened after. I’d like to know what the people think of it after, like if they thought using a matchmaker was a better route than any of the other methods they’ve tried.

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I binged it too! I’ve had few friends and colleague tell me their success with matchmaking and how different it is from the misunderstood notion that there isn’t much personal choice involved. However, I was more surprised by how overly involved the families got, like I found Akshay and his mom revolting- his way-too-pretty for him soon to be wife should take all that blinged out jewelry and fabric and bolt right after the wedding. It also made me think that dating an Indian man would be very challenging if it became very serious, if families are that involved and specific about how their DIL should be. Last- I loved Nadia, if I was a man I would 100% make her my wifey.

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Cringeworthy at some points but very real

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Non-Indian Asian here - it gave me a different perspective of arranged marriages. I thought it was for very traditional families that wasn’t widely practiced today, but didn’t realize so many modern-day families choose to marry this route

Also felt for those who had an unreasonable amount of pressure from their parents...I’ve received this pressure to an extent too, but the way it was portrayed in the show gave me secondhand anxiety

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The reason I asked is because i heard there is some backlash (I am sure at the whole “she is fair” and other things) but I really enjoy the show!! 5 episodes in. So wanted to get a bit more educated on this. For the record I am Southeast Asian

I know statistically that arranged marriages tend to work out more and to my parents’ credit, every boyfriend they had disapproved of, they’ve turned out to be right. If I hadn’t met my current SO I would’ve signed up for a matchmaker without a doubt

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Yeah, I think the show also does highlight the racist/sexist aspects of Indian culture that are very real and insidious

Agree with EY1 cringeworthy but extremely relatable for someone who comes from non traditional Indian family going into arrange marriage. The pressure is real

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South Asian here. I found it comical and appreciated they had different types of Indians on the show. Even the sexism on display was laughable because it just came across as sooo ridiculous!

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Indian and going through this process; I can relate to Nadia but I just think this show is out of whack this isn’t the true depiction

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Apparently none of them ended up together. So so relieved for radhika! She didn’t deserve having to spend the rest of her life with awkward entitled akshay and his even worse mother

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Good for her!! Although I had hoped that Nadia would find someone she seems so great!!

Agreed. Some personalities were more touched up than others for viewership IMO

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I do not find it hilarious and do not find Nadia adorable 🙄

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