What are the effects of Manglik Dosha

Online dating: Blinders when looking for a digital partner


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It is not easy for a Brahmin to find a partner. Because many Indian families still value a befitting marriage, he has to find someone who is not just from the same caste as him. Traditionally, the horoscopes also have to match, and as a rule the family has a precise idea of ​​the industry in which the father and mother of the future person may work.

Fortunately, there is the internet. Online dating sites such as Shaadi.com, which was founded in India in 1997, have made it easier for many people to find the right counterpart. Shaadi claims to have donated more than a million weddings around the world. And records around 6,000 new profiles every day. In doing so, however, it indirectly contributes to cementing social rifts and keeping traditions alive that some would have wished for an early extinction.

Thanks to the internet, the choice has increased considerably and no longer only includes your own neighborhood and your parents' circle of friends. For many children from traditional cultures this is certainly a gain in freedom. But the search criteria are ultimately the same.

Those who register with Shaadi have to type in questions that at most make an accountant's heart beat faster: horoscopes, sun signs, moon signs, communities, nationality, religion, caste, parents, brothers, sisters. Just trying to understand the meaning of the rubric "Manglik" can take days: "Kuja Dosha from the moon, moon in Leo, Mars in Virgo, so Mars in the 2nd house - am I Manglik?" Asks an unfortunate woman in the astrologix internet forum.



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The problem: According to the Vedic horoscope, Mangliks have to team up with other Mangliks, otherwise the marriage will be under a bad star. You should be familiar with that. And not just there. The Indian castes are divided into 20 main classes from the Brahmin to the Untouchables and again about a hundred sub-classes.

In contrast, Africans are downright stingy with their click options. Kikuyu or Luo? Depending on the country and region, you can choose from up to 15 different tribes. In addition to origin and religion, Aleera.com is also interested in pigmentation, i.e. how black the skin color is. In the "Life Style" section, Africans can at least indicate whether they smoke, drink and are more liberal, moderate or traditional in family matters. Only then do questions about hobbies and favorite films follow.

More surprising is that according to the "genotype". This is about the transmission of sickle cell anemia, a widespread blood disease in Africa that can be passed on to children depending on the composition of the DNA. In fact, almost every Aleera customer makes a good choice here, presumably because whoever leaves the box open is suspicious anyway.

The French are more uncomplicated and come together thanks to meetic.fr in particular. High up on the list of interests is whether there are children, but then there are hard facts: size and figure, hair and eye color. In Europe, the classic interests. And obviously the successful ones. Compared to other Europeans, the French are leaders in online dating. However, even they are far from being as active as Americans. While only four percent of all Europeans use Internet dating, one in five in the USA does so.

The Chinese are also the first to be interested in whether there is already a child, and if so, how old and more importantly: boy or girl? In return, there are two questions high up here that you won't find in other countries: What do you like to eat? And do you have any pets? In addition, the Chinese do not ask discreetly about their occupation and school-leaving qualifications; here you are asked to state your annual salary in US dollars.