Love, over time, has happened through arranged marriages, common friends, workplace, long-distance letters and with technology coming in, even over emails and mobile phones. The latest trend, however, is love via Social Media.
A recent post going viral on Facebook is a picture of Ganeshji from the famous Siddhi Vinayak temple. The photograph comes with clear instructions to “Share if you wanna get settled this year”. While Lord Ganesha may or may not bless young couples online, those sharing the photograph are definitely ensuring one thing: friends from the opposite gender are in no doubt that they are single and ready to mingle. Subtle hints!
“Will you be my Valentine?”
A rather new ‘social’ phenomenon is fixing oneself a date via social media. Gaurav, who has been engaged to Piyushi for the last three years wanted to ask her out on Valentine’s Day. When she logged into her Facebook account on the morning of 14th February, she was pleasantly surprised to see an advertisement addressed to her on the right-side of her Facebook page saying, “Will you be my Valentine tonight?” On clicking the ad, she was floored to see a photograph of the couple with the time and venue for their Valentine date. Cool, isn’t it?
If you thought that marriages were being fixed over Social networks by tech-savvy young men and women only, this story will make you rethink. Col (Retd) Ajit Singh was searching for the perfect man for his daughter. For all names referred to him, the first thing he would do was to log onto LinkedIn, where he would thoroughly scan the candidate’s credentials.
“Search” out the Best Man!
Prashanth Pattabiraman, who works at MixORG, is the fourth most searched keyword diverting traffic to his company’s website, thanks to potential mothers-in-law searching him out on Google! Enquire further and he’ll confess that most of the visitors on his LinkedIn profile are Tamil Brahmin mothers, with young daughters within marriageable age.
Social media doesn’t disappoint once you’re hooked either. Sherena and Abraham created a brief YouTube video that tells the story of their love, and ends by inviting the viewer to their wedding.
Marriages are made in heaven; and brought together over Social Media.
#Love is trending. Are you?