Of late a lot of people(especially my female friends) have been constantly asking, if they should start looking out for a girl for me. No, I am not desperate, Please... !!!
Honestly speaking, I have absolutely no intention of getting married. Even when I tell it out loud and clear, they assume its only a manifestation of my inner desire to get married (duh !!!).
So recently a couple of friends got down to the real basics and asked me what were my expectations. Though, I had my answer then and there, they insisted that I think it over and get back to them. So I spent the excessively long weekend to think up on a lot of things. Read a lot of blogposts and related articles. Particularly impressed by this, but still felt there was more I could add.
The below list is a result of this effort.
She should know the difference between an egoist and an egotist.
She must have the reading habit. Even if not Sophie Kinsella and Sidney Sheldon, atleast Chetan Bhagat and Vikram Seth. Not even that ? Atleast Womens' Era and Femina - (Vikatan, Kumudam and Mangaiyar Malar is a big plus)
Must know how many centuries/half centuries/runs Sachin has scored in all forms of the game.
Should not have watched more than 3 Vijay Films in theatre.
She must know the keyboard controls for CounterStrike and must be sometimes willing to become the enemy. She should spare me sometimes, and sometimes finish me. And we should play the game when we are really mad at each other.
She should be able to tolerate (if unable to appreciate) my fashion sense.
She must not insist on going to the Cinemas for watching movies all the time.
She should know who are Charlie's angels and my favorite one as well.
She must not mistake wikiLeaks for some plumbing advertisement.
She need not be extremely intelligent but should be able to beat me at my own arguments solely on logic. She must,of course, sometimes be dumb as well.
She should not mind me clicking her photos - random pics.
She should sometimes leave her mobile at home and go somewhere without telling me and then come back late.
She should have her own blog, and rant on it as frequently as possible.
Talking of Birthdays and Anniversaries, she must make an effort to surprise me every birthday I get younger with her. And no, enough books already. Surprise me baby.. !!!
For Anniversaries, it should never be a lop-sided affair. She must also make an effort to gift me something. After all am I not the one thing that she cherishes the most in life.
She MUST know her Mahabharata and Ramayana - atleast the basics puh-lease !!!
She must be able to enjoy "dandanakka danukkanakka" with the same enthu as Gaptun fighting Baakissdhaan Terrorists with one leg on the wall and "sozhaitifying" the other one around.'
She must know words like "chamathu", "saatrumanthu", "thobbakadeer", "gudugudu" (among others)and use them in day-today-life. :)
She should sometimes talk total nonsense. And I should have the opportunity to record it.
As bare minimum requirements she should have accounts in Scribd, Picasa, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook. She must subscribe to atleast 3 dozen blogs on the Internet and be up-to-date with latest tech trends. She must know how to download files from Megaupload, Rapidshare, Mediafire and 4Shared. [DepositFiles, DropBox users are also encouraged]
She should know the difference between a TV Recording, Webcast and PodCast.
She must know the difference between Vadakalai and Thengalai. She must also know the difference between Vadama (An Iyer Sub-Caste) and Vadamaalai (One that you make Hanuman wear on Saturdays..)
She must watch some really good TV Programmes. Not those damn reality shows that show soft porn on prime time. And of course, she has to up-to-date with all the latest gossip on TV and Cinema world.
She must have long hair. Atleast till hips. (OK.. That is too much to ask for) Atleast till her shoulders.
She shouldn't mind wearing short pants/shirts when I am around, but know that I love the sari version of her more than anything else.
She should be able to imitate me, my voice and my mannerisms.
I want her to find me cute and handsome and sexy.
I want her to keep looking in my direction when at any social event, talk to me with her eyes and MUST flirt with me.
She must be the one takes the first step in holding my hands.
She should definitely have a few guy friends and talk to them strictly occasionally.
I want her to have an opinion. Certainly not on Everything. But for the things that matter. And I want her opinion to differ from mine. Not always, but more often.
I am totally OK if she disappoints me in some of these expectations. There have to be a couple of disappointments to be able to enjoy the good things in life.
I wouldn't want her to know everything. There are some things which I'd like to learn together, with her.After reading all this,
If you reading this and you are a girl who thinks I might be an interesting person, you know how to contact me. :P
P.S:- This IS NOT an official Matrimonial Advertisement. Please don't send me "Love You" or "Wanna Marry you" mails. My inbox is already flooded. And NO !!!, No anonymous friend requests on FB Please.. !!!
P.P.S:- The Other Libran Girl after reading this post, said in her own inimitable style in Tamizh, "Chuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmaaaaaa !!!!" :)
P.P.P.S:- Three women whom I admire and look up to, read a draft of this post, and said, that they were officially withdrawing their offer of looking out for a girl for me.
P.P.P.P.S:- All three, even went to the extent, of saying, "If you ever find such a girl, Marry Her and Take very good care of her. And don't bring her near our husbands !!! " You bet, I would marry her and Wouldn't even let your husbands have a look at her. !!! :) :D :P
P.P.P.P.P.S:- If you find some of the points really romantic (or) mushy (or) disgusting (as your taste may be), and totally unlike the Hari that you've known, Sorry, You just haven't known me yet.. :P :D