But a lot of people suggest I’ll be ‘too old’ to get married once I finish at 28 or 29.‘Look, you’re almost 25 now, you don’t want to be an old bride,’ and ‘If you get any older, no one is going to want you,’ are two sentences that seem to reach fever-pitch for Asian girls like myself around this age. Have you ever thought about how strong, independent women, who are self-sufficient, self-made and self-fulfilled, can have everything they have ever wanted by themselves – with or without a man?is a community of British Asian professionals looking for love.
The founder, Kamey, met his girlfriend Sabeen through SBS.Whether we decided to get married tomorrow, next month, next year or in ten years time, that’s our decision, not yours. There are women across the world who have no choice but to get married.So the next time you give me a lecture, think of those who are children that are forced into marriage. In such situations, I’ve taught myself to keep a straight face and ignore the almost unbearable frustration inside as I ponder a response. ’ she continues as she notices the blank, apathetic look on my face, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ she says, as if I’m a damsel in distress who needs saving from a knight in shining armour.SBS offers online dating, singles events, and dating advice for Sikh, Hindu and Muslim singles looking to meet their life partner. Since then they have gained over 1,000 new members, and launched several new events, all with the aim of changing the way British Asians date, forever.