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Partner preference samples
July 18th, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Partner description for marriage

Ban these from partner description for matrimony

One of the difficulties of creating a marriage biodata is to create something meaningful to express your partner preferences when writing the partner description for marriage.

Most often than not, we come up with a partner description for marriage based on what we have seen in other matrimony profiles or newspaper advertisements and end up committing the 3 sins of writing about your partner description for marriage.

Partner description

1. The First Sin – Not calling out the non-negotiable

When we think of getting married, we automatically define terms of personal characteristics and background that will fall under the “no go” category. For example, most Indian men may never accept a woman who smokes or is a social drinker (is there a better example for double standards?).

You are setting yourself up for disappointment if you choose to ignore these non-negotiables in your matrimony profile. Why take the risk of talking to or meeting prospective matches and their families only to discover basic incompatibility?

Stating what your deal-breakers are in your biodata for marriage, will (hopefully) discourage prospective matches who don’t meet your requirements from responding to you. This will save you time and heartache down the line.

Also, deal-breakers need not always include preferences around habits such as drinking or smoking, certain professions, or religion/caste. Don’t shy away from listing other aspects such as love for pets, your own career, and other lifestyle parameters that you consider as critical.

In short, be candid and forthright.

Partner description

2. The Second Sin – Sounding out of touch with changing times

One of the biggest mistakes you may end up making when expressing expectations or talking about your partner preference is using clichéd phrases.

Avoid phrases such as “Looking for a well-settled girl” (as opposed to unstable ones?), “Girl must be from a God-fearing family” (looks like you are looking for a bunch of sinners in perpetual fear of God), “Looking for a like-minded girl…” (Thank God, you are not looking for a mismatched wife).

The idea here is to make you belong to the 21st century.

Partner description

3. The Third Sin – Treating your partner preference like a shopping trip

While it is important to call out the non-negotiable, nobody likes a biodata for marriage that is filled with don’ts and dislikes!

Of specific importance is the need to avoid listing out expectations that would make you look like a pampered boy, living in a bubble.

Here are some phrases to avoid: “Should wear traditional clothes only. No jeans or lipstick.”, “…should be willing to handle grocery shopping and household chores.

Partner preference samples for men

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Include these in partner description for marriage

According to Tina Gilbertson, author of “Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings By Letting Yourself Have Them“, we should look for 8 qualities of a good life partner.

When we scan matrimony profile descriptions and partner preference for marriage in matrimony sites, a majority of the partner descriptions miss out on the primary traits!

Let’s understand what these traits are and how to include them in when writing partner description for marriage.

1. Affection

Your partner should show and demonstrate affection to you after marriage. When you are writing your partner description for marriage, do use phrases like “looking for an affectionate man/ woman“. However, please remember to look for signs of affection that your partner demonstrates with his family during the arranged marriage first meeting or subsequent interactions.

2. Compassion

An ability to show compassion or empathise with others is also a basic requirement you should have in your marriage partner search. Do include phrases such as “looking for a compassionate young man…” in your profile description or biodata for marriage. However, remember to watch for signs that demonstrate compassion when you meet a prospective match.

3. Respect

A respectful partner will always admire your strengths and is gracious about your weakness. In India, respect is often associated with our behaviour to elders. While respecting elders is a good quality, please remember that you have the right to expect your prospective match to treat you with respect as well. “Someone who will treat me with respect and appreciates my boundaries” is a great way to express your desire to be treated with respect.

4. Consideration

An ability to see other’s point of view before acting or coming to a conclusion” is a key requirement for any successful relationship. Why not make it one of the primary expectations when you write your partner description for marriage?

5. Time

Work-life balance is a key factor that will determine if a relationship will be successful. When you write your profile description for marriage, remember to call out your preference for marrying someone who also appreciates the work-life balance. “I believe in work-life balance and I am looking for someone who is not always wedded to work.” is an example of how you can call out your expectation.

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6. Interest

Common interests always create an opportunity for bonding and sustaining a relationship for the long term. If you are into classical music, call it out in your profile and make sure your future husband or wife appreciates your interests. Don’t write about hobbies for the sake of including them in your marriage biodata.

7. Intimacy

Intimacy is not sex and it is certainly not appropriate to create a matrimony profile that says “he/ she should be good in bed!” Intimacy is about sharing your deepest fears, likes, dislikes and any other personal thought with your partner. Our recommendation is to leave this out in your matrimony profile description and instead find out if your potential match can lower his / her guard when you meet them for one-on-one conversations before marriage.

8. Generosity

Generosity in a relationship doesn’t denote material gifts. It denotes that your partner is completely committed to the relationship and meets all the above 7 expectations you may have! Once again, it’s OK not to call “generosity” out and keep your eyes open for all the above expectations.


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Family description samples
July 4th, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy
Family description

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Family description for matrimony profile – Why it is important?

When it comes to arranged marriages in India, family description probably takes the center stage in your marriage biodata or matrimony profile. There are many reasons for this:

1. The family takes the center stage in arranged marriages and so does the family description in your marriage biodata. Someone said, “In arranged marriages, two people meet and their families live happily ever after!”

2. The family description provides the necessary information needed by the other party to determine of they are of the same or higher social standing and economic background. In fact, one of the objectives parents have is to make sure their son or daughter move up the social ladder through an arranged marriage.

3. The family description is where all the cards are laid out on the table (mostly). For example, any intercaste marriages in the family, divorce, or any other “family issue” that warrants a mention finds a place.

According to Robert Epstein, a psychologist at the American Institute of Behavior research and Technology, a key to the success of the arranged marriage is the amount of parental involvement at the start of the process. There is nothing else that signifies parental involvement more than the family description in your matrimony profile and how comprehensive it is.

Somebody said,My wifi was down and I had to speak to my family for 5 minutes. They seem like nice people! 

7 Realistic Family Description Samples For Your Matrimony Profile

We lined up 7 family description samples for matrimony profile to help you craft a compelling about my family description in your marriage biodata.

 

1. Girl with working parents and no siblings

Our family is godfearing and we believe that a sincere work ethic is required to be successful in anything you do.

Being the only child in the family, I have wonderful memories of my childhood in the company of my parents. They did pamper me but made sure I had all the tools I need to grow into a confident woman who can face anything that life can offer.

My father grew up in Chamyari near Amritsar and my mother is from Kamirpur, a nearby village. My grandparents made sure my parents got a decent education and after marriage, my parents moved to Delhi where my father set up a wheat distribution business. My mother is also actively involved in running our business in addition to taking care of our home. Our grandparents are no more, but we do have our extended family managing the family farms in Punjab.

Why we love this? Notice how this family description sample also highlights the impact parents had on the woman’s personality and growth.

2. Boy whose parents are no more and has a married sister

My family is from Bangalore and we have been Bangaloreans for over 70 years now!

My father ran an auto component manufacturing business (VR Brakes) in Hosur and my mother was a Principal at the Holy Angels School for Girls in Koramangala. My parents died in a plane crash when I was 5 years old and my sister was just four years elder to me when we lost our parents.

My sister played a key role in raising me and made sure she filled the void left behind by my parents. She is an accomplished Odissi dancer and is married to a Bank executive in Bangalore.

My grandparents (from my mother’s side) also played a key role in making sure we got the best education and inculcated values they hold dear, namely, honesty, respect for others no matter what their religion or caste is, and pride in your culture and family background. Our family has a modern outlook towards life and our grandparent’s family were among the first to own a car in India!

Why we love this? While the man lost his parents in a tragedy, he highlights the positive role played by his sister and his grandparents and demonstrates how resilient his family is.

3. Girl who lives with her retired parents

I hail from a family of four members and we are from Dharasuram, a small town near Kumbakonam, but currently reside in Chennai.

My father is a school principal (SBOA Matriculation School) and my mother is a bank teller (Canara Bank). They are both retired now and I currently live with them.

I have an elder brother who is doing his masters degree in Computer Science in the United States.

We are not an orthodox family but believes in respect for all religions and sects. My father is an Iyer and my mother is an Iyengar. We do not follow elaborate rituals but do celebrate most festivals and visit temples. We have a tradition of visiting a new place once every year as we believe it helps us learn new things and gives us a chance to meet new people.

Why we love this? This family description sample highlights an inter-sect marriage in the family and dwells on the positive aspects that came out it.

4. Boy living abroad with divorced parents in India

I am the only son for my parents and I have no siblings.

My father is a civil servant (IAS West Bengal cadre 1975) and is working as a chief secretary for the eGovernance initiative by the Orissa state government in Bhuvaneshwar. My father is a Bengali brahmin and is from Calcutta. He was born and brought up in Calcutta. He excelled in his studies and was one of the youngest IAS officers in Bengal.

My mother is from New Delhi and she belongs to the Saraswat Brahmin community. She is a talented painter and graduated from the College of Art, Delhi University. She set up the Shilpi art school in Delhi and has won several national and international awards for her work.

I was brought up in a liberal household and our family believes in pursuing one’s interests and learning for personal satisfaction as opposed to monetary gains or a job position. The cross-cultural household I grew up in has helped me appreciate the common bond that binds all of us.

My parents are divorced but they continue to maintain a friendly relationship. They did their best to make sure I wasn’t impacted by their separation. My current job in London keeps me away from my parents, but they do visit me occasionally and I make it a point to visit them in India once a year.

Why we love this? Having divorced parents may be a liability in arranged marriages. However, in this sample, the focus is on highlighting the fact that the family remains a single unit and there is no acrimony.

5. Girl studying in the US with family in India

Our family is born and brought up in Mumbai, our ancestors are from Palghat, Kerala. My parents and two younger sisters live in Dadar, a suburb of Mumbai.

One of my younger sisters is currently in her second year of law school at Symbiosis, Pune and my youngest sister is currently in high school and lives with my parents in Dadar. My father is a chartered accountant by profession and he consults with Reliance Industries. My mother happens to be a homemaker and an active member of the rotary club of Dadar. We are a fun-loving family and believe in living life to the fullest extent and mingling with family and friends.

Our extended family is a large and we always find opportunities to meet up with each other during holidays and family gatherings! Even though I live alone in the US at present, I have relatives in Houston and Austin (which are close to my university) who make sure I don’t miss home!

Why we love this? This sample description is all about the glorious Indian family. Many of us can relate to this scenario. A family oriented woman will be happy to read this description.

6. Boy who lives with his wheelchair-bound mother

We hail from the Patidar community from Surat. I am the only son in the family and I don’t have siblings.

My father owned a chain of grocery stores in around Surat and he played a key role in educating me on the intricacies of running a business and the spirit of entrepreneurship. He passed away a couple of years ago.

My mother is a retired maths teacher and she worked at the Ambedkar Government High School. She suffered a stroke after my father’s demise and is wheel-chair bound.

We are a god-fearing family and are strict vegetarians. We have the support of our close relatives and some of them are also business partners. My mother and I live in a large home that shares a kitchen with other family members. Our family has always stayed together and are committed to helping each other out.

Why we love this? There is an element of tragedy in this description. However, tragic events are bound to happen and luckily the extended family is around to help. This is comforting for the prospective bride / bride’s family.

7. Girl whose brother had an inter-caste marriage

I belong to a Nattukottai Chettiar family from Karaikudi.

My father is from Kandanur and my mother is from Athangudi and they live in our ancestral home in Karaikudi. My father runs a timber export business and my mother is a homemaker. We are a traditional family and most of our relatives also live close by.

My brother is one of the first male members of my family to study in the US. He has an inter-caste marriage and has two children. He lives in New Jersey.

Our family is religious and my parents are responsible for overseeing the affairs of our ancestral temple. It is their wish that my marriage should be performed at the temple as it has been a long-standing tradition in our family.

Why we love this? In this sample, while there is a mention of the inter-caste marriage in the family, the family preference for a traditional marriage takes precedence.

 

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June 28th, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy
Partner preference samples

Who is your dream girl?

Partner preference samples for every man!

Writing partner preference for marriage is an art and a science.

You need to have a good command of the language to make sure you write an interesting description that will not only attract the right women but also make sure mismatched prospects stay away!

It is a science because you need to be ready to re-write your partner preference description based on the responses you get or the interactions you have with prospective matches.

To get you started, we have listed 7 awesome partner preference samples for men that will help you attract the right people and stay clear of the common pitfalls or traps that you will probably fall for when writing about your partner preference for marriage.

These traps include the following:

1. When writing about partner preference for matrimony, there is a tendency to repeat everything you have read or seen in newspapers or matrimony sites.

2. Men end up describing their expectations for marriage as if they are ordering a pizza with special toppings!

3. Not stating key requirements and deal breakers up front is a recipe for wasting your time as you will invariably meet women or their families who are not compatible.

Partner preference sample

A typical matrimony ad published in newspapers

The trick in writing about partner expectation in your marriage biodata is to stand out from the crowd within the cultural boundaries of this day and age.

To help you write an attractive partner preference description, we have created seven partner preference samples based on attitude, lifestyle, profession, physical disabilities, and interests.

1. Genuine and funny

I am looking for a beautiful and compassionate woman that can put up with my pet cat and dog (yes, they can be friends). I have a long daily commute and I will be delighted if you can make me a cup of coffee when I reach home. I will, of course, return the favor.

My parents stay with me, but we have a huge house. You will have your space, but you should be OK with this arrangement. Your parents are welcome to stay at our home if they choose to (We seriously need more people to clean our huge home!).

BTW, I am a social drinker and you can join me for an occasional beer or wine. If you are good at pairing wine with cheese, you are the love of my life.

2. Specific and to the point

I am looking for a girl with a killer smile and a spark in her eyes. I am tall, so you will have to be at least 5.5 feet in height. My future wife should enjoy traveling with me as I follow the Indian cricket team worldwide! It goes without saying that you should know the difference between point and gully.

My prospective wife should be a nature lover and enjoy living in a secluded home that is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

3. Traditional and old-fashioned

I am looking for a girl with a great appreciation for the south Indian Brahmin culture and family values. We are a joint family and place a great emphasis on religious ceremonies and traditions. We have strict dietary habits and my prospective wife should embrace our lifestyle.

I am looking for an educated girl with exposure to Carnatic music or classical dance and should be open to staying at home after marriage. I am tall and I expect to marry someone who is at least 5 feet 5 inches in height.

4. Man with a physical disability

I am looking for an educated woman who has an independent career of her own. I am searching for someone who can see beyond the fact that I am bound to my wheelchair. Height certainly doesn’t matter to me :).

While I have grown up to handle everything that life can throw at me, I am looking for a companion who wouldn’t mind providing a helping hand when I am outside. It would be great to marry someone who has prior exposure in working with physically disabled people or have been exposed to their lifestyle.

Someone with a great sense of humor, having experienced adversity and overcome them in the past will probably be able to appreciate my point of view better.

5. Travelling professional

I am looking to marry a career-oriented girl who is financially independent, strong-willed, and has a strong network of family and friends. I am a teetotaler and a non-smoker and hence expect the women I marry to appreciate my preference.

I am a career merchant navy engineer and hence spend over 6-months in the year roaming the far corners of the oceans. Ability to lead an independent life while I am away is a key requirement. I am based out of Mumbai, and I will prefer to marry someone from Mumbai or Pune.

6. Belonging to a family of musicians

I am looking for someone who can blend in with our large family of classical south Indian musicians. She should be able to thrive in a home where music dominates our conversations and activities. It will be a plus if you can hold a tune and can spot the difference between Kalyani and Poorvi-Kalyani ragas.

While I am biased towards classical music, I am open to marrying someone who is into other forms of music or art. Someone who has a modern outlook to life in terms within the boundaries of a south Indian brahmin culture will be a great match. Chennai-based girls will be preferred.

7. Environmentalist

I am an environmental activist for Greenpeace and believe in taking action to stop the unchecked plunder that is happening in the name of development and growth. I am looking for someone who subscribes to the philosophy that we need to everything in our power to stop environmental degradation or die trying.

I don’t want to have children of my own as I have adopted the cause I believe in as a key priority in life. My ideal match will be someone who is adventurous and willing to travel with me anywhere in the world to make a difference.

I am ok with social drinking but smoking habit is a strict no. Ability to drive a two wheeler can come in handy but most importantly, a willingness to learn and take risks is what I am looking for in my future wife.

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Matrimony profile description
May 23rd, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Matrimony profile description

Wondering how to write your matrimony profile description?

Writing your matrimony profile description is not an easy task. Just ask worried parents with children in the “marriageable age”!

Some of the common issues families in contemporary India face when writing a matrimony profile description include:

1. Young, single people in India who aren’t in any relationship are happy to remain single! When parents force them to create a marriage biodata, the lack of interest and enthusiasm translates into poorly written matrimony profile descriptions!

2. Out of frustration, parents hijack the process of writing the matrimony profile description. The only problem is that they are clueless about what their children want or how they could create an impactful marriage biodata.

3. Then you have men and women who face difficulties in writing a matrimony profile description because of personal situations such as divorce, physical disability, children from prior marriages or children from a divorced family.

There is yet another issue that plagues your effort to write a matrimony profile description and it’s called “follow the herd” mentality.  That’s why we end up having stereotyped matrimony profiles.

We look around to see how others write matrimony profiles and end up copying it resulting in some popular phrases such as “innocent divorcee”, “Fair and slim girl”, “tall and fair boy”, “MNC groom only” to name a few.

We have put together 7 matrimony profile description samples that will serve as a good reference point for you to write your matrimony profile description for your marriage biodata or online matrimony profile. These samples will be useful if you would your personal situation is unique.

1. Educated woman who is not working

Matrimony profile description

I am 22 years old, 5’6″ tall, with a medium build and cheerful outlook towards life. I am a commerce graduate from Delhi University and I am currently figuring out the options I have in terms of pursuing my studies further or finding a job. I love painting and you will find some of my painting adorning the walls of a few offices in Delhi! I use my paintings to shine a spotlight on the beauty of nature all around us. My parents tell me I am quite handy when it comes to taking up household chores. Actually, I enjoy decorating my home but I am also a stickler for cleanliness. I love spending time with my family and have a big circle of friends as well.

2. Divorced woman with a child

Matrimony profile descriptionI am a 28-year-old, 5’5″ tall, normal build woman looking for a soulmate. I am divorced and now have a 2-year-old daughter. I am employed with a major IT company in Chennai and I own a home as well. My career and my daughter keep me busy but when I do find time, I love trekking with a group of friends in and around Chennai. I also love listening to Carnatic music and my family tells me I can hold a tune. I have a positive outlook towards life and believe that we can find lasting happiness no matter what our circumstances may be.

3. Divorced man with no children

Picture7I am a tall, dark, handsome, 30-year-old man looking for a second chance to find true love. I  married four years ago but ended my brief marriage due to differences in lifestyle. I am a longtime practitioner of yoga and believe in leading a simple lifestyle. I don’t believe in entering a rat race to acquire material comforts and would rather pay attention to building closer relationships with family and friends. This does not mean that I lack ambition. In fact, I have plans to launch an online business that provides an opportunity for people to improve their physical and mental health through yoga.

4. Visually impaired woman

Matrimony profile description

Via Thinkers50.com

I am a 26-year-old, 5’5″ tall woman based out of Bangalore. I have a congenital visual impairment that restricts my field of vision. My visual impairment has not stopped me from pursuing my education and I have an MBA Degree from the University of Mysore. I am currently working for an MNC in Bangalore helping them design software applications that are compatible with reading tools used by visually challenged customers. Other than avoiding public transportation or venturing out on the streets on my own, I lead a pretty normal life. I love gardening and cooking during the weekends and plan I am probably the first one to try out new restaurants in the city!

5. Wheelchair-bound educated man

Matrimony profile descriptionWhat’s a man in a wheelchair doing in a matrimony site? I am a 25-year old man from a conservative, Brahmin family in Hyderabad. I lost my legs in a road accident 5-years ago. I did go through a lot of struggles as I went through physical rehabilitation and adjustment to my new lifestyle on wheels! My rather unfortunate experience has a silver lining as well. My perspective towards life and what we take for granted has changed completely and I am now a much more confident and determined in my pursuits. I live each day as if it is my last day on earth and enjoy life to the fullest extent. I am financially independent and run a successful corporate training and consulting business from home. My family and friends have been my pillar of support and I am a people person.

6. Career oriented woman

Matrimony profile descriptionI am a 26-year-old, 5’8″ tall, athletic woman based out of Mumbai. I have an engineering degree from IIT Mumbai and an MBA from IIM Ahmadabad. I am current working as an investment banker for a large British bank based out of Mumbai. I intend to pursue my career after marriage and looking for someone who will appreciate living with a progressive, independent-minded woman. I love reading books and my frequent business trips provide me an opportunity to catch up on the latest bestsellers. I am also a collector of antiques with a specific focus on Indian culture and history. I love my family and look forward to weekends when I can unwind with my parents and enjoy the tranquility of my home.

7. Self-made man

Matrimony profile description“If life throws lemons at you, make lemonade” – This pretty much sums up my life so far! I am a 29-year-old man, 6 foot tall, living in Hyderabad. After completing my engineering degree, I joined a software company in Hyderabad only to be laid off after 3 years. Instead of joining another company, I decided to start a company that helps software engineers find a job! After the initial struggle, I am now running a successful company and employ a dozen people. I am a determined, passionate person who believes in making a difference to others. I am a foodie and probably the most fanatical fan of the traditional Hyderabadi cuisine.

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February 18th, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Matrimonial Biodata Format

5 burning questions on matrimonial biodata format

Matrimonial biodata format is the first thing that young men and women search for when it’s time to get married. Here are some of the typical thoughts that will run through your head when creating a matrimonial biodata. Not having clarity or answers to these questions can stop you in the tracks or worse, make you yet another lifeless, uninteresting candidate for marriage.

1. Why me?

This is probably the first thought that comes to your mind especially if you are a romantic. All your dreams for finding your soulmate has now boiled down to writing everything about your personality and expectations in a matrimonial biodata format that seems like selling yourself to the highest bidder!

2. What should I write?

This is by far the most popular question after you have reconciled to the idea of writing matrimonial biodata. What should I write about myself and how do I express everything I have in mind when it comes to my soulmate? Then there are questions about your education, profession, and the list is endless.

3. Is that all?

After spending several hours or sometimes days to complete a matrimonial biodata format, you then start worrying about what’s next? Your parents may possibly want to include a copy of your horoscope (if you are a Hindu) and pick out the most embarrassing photograph along with your marriage biodata.

4. I want my biodata back!

Let’s assume you shared your marriage biodata with a distant relative or a distant family friend. After a few weeks, let’s assume you don’t hear anything back from them. Your parents follow up with them only to find that the prospective match has rejected you based on the photograph. To rub salt into the wound, you don’t get back your biodata and most importantly, the hard copy of your photograph back from the other party! You will have to create one more copy and control yourself from picking up the phone and yelling at the other party.

5. More questions!

That’s not all, let’s say someone has received your biodata and they think you are a great match. Let’s assume your parents think the party is a good match for you. What’s next? You will end up meeting the other party.

Arranged marriage first meetings can be a disaster and disappointment if you haven’t done your homework properly. Do you know anything more about the person you are meeting other than their height, weight, skin color, religion / caste and salary? Are you ready to waste your time only to find that there is inherent lifestyle mismatch or personality incompatibility?

There is a better matrimonial biodata format!

We have thought about the questions posed and came up with one simple conclusion.

Your biodata for marriage should be impressive and for that, you need a matrimonial biodata format that’s professional and comprehensive!

So we set about deconstructing the matrimonial biodata into various subsections. For example, every marriage biodata is expected to have a photograph, description about yourself and your expectations, a brief write up about your family, your educational and professional background and your lifestyle and interests.

Matrimonial biodata format

Then we decided to look for proven best practices for each of the above categories based on common sense, personal experiences, and most importantly, based on expert opinion.

This is what we came up with!


Matrimonial biodata

Matrimonial Biodata

Yes, you guessed it right. We created the in-depth guides on writing matrimonial biodata and we are the first company in the industry to do so!

They are for you and completely free to download.

7 reasons to access the guides


1. Women’s matrimonial biodata is different from that of men’s

First of all, we have created a separate guide for men and women. Most of you will be shocked at the fact that there is a distinct difference between a matrimonial biodata for men and that of the women. But, we know for a fact that cultural practices in India place a distinct set of expectations on men when compared to women in the matters of marriages and matchmaking.

2. Answers to the question “What do men and women want?”

Our guides will help you take a completely different perspective to how you should project your true self through a marriage biodata. The tips and insights we have included in our guides will help you understand two key questions – 1. What do men want from women? and 2. What do women want from men?

3. How to take an attractive profile photograph?

Marriages are made by matrimonial profile photographs! If your profile photograph is not attractive, you will be rejected instantly (research says people make up their minds in 1/10th of a second!). We have included awesome yet practical tips to help you take a winning profile photograph.

4. Sample profile descriptions for your inspiration!

We have included sample profile descriptions that will help you frame a write-up that truly projects your personality and character.

5. Tips on expressing expectations

We have different examples of how expectations can be written not only to convey your dos and dont’s but also to attract the right set of potential matches.

6. Tips on highlighting your education and career

Should you include your salary or should you talk about how much your prospective match should be making to qualify? We have provided clear guidelines to help you stand out without sounding like a snob!

7. Practical insights to help you stand out in the crowd!

All said and done, the purpose of these guides is to help you stand out among a sea of drab, stereotyped matrimonial biodata. You will walk away with practical and simple tips that will not only make your matrimonial biodata attractive but also help you find your soulmate faster.

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January 28th, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

About myself for marriage biodata

About myself for marriage biodata

Writing “about myself for marriage biodata” is a challenging task. When we spoke to people about creating matrimony profiles or biodata for marriage, a lot of our respondents felt that coming up with something clever for “about myself for marriage biodata” was the most difficult thing to do. However, this is the first thing you will probably take up when creating your biodata for marriage is to write about yourself.  People are either clueless or they get carried away by what they see others do. The outcome is sometimes comical!

Since getting our hands on marriage biodata is difficult, we decided to review matrimony profiles in a popular matrimony site to identify do’s and don’ts when writing “about myself for marriage biodata”.

Avoid doing this when writing about yourself

1. Avoid Contradictions: Talk about yourself first and not about your work. Also, make up your mind when it comes to how traditional or modern you are. Remember, we are all modern in terms of the tools we use such as the Internet, smartphones, television, to name a few. Doing what everybody does in this day and age doesn’t make you modern! Taking a contradictory stance in the same sentence as you see below only confuses prospective matches. In the below example, you have very little information about the person other than a contradictory statement!

about myself for marriage biodata

2. Actually, say something about yourself: Use the “About myself” section to actually say something meaningful to help a prospective match understand who you are. Here is a sample description that doesn’t say anything about the person! It just says, the person is working for an IT company and has a brother and sister! Good luck getting responses.about myself for marriage biodata

3. Grammar mistakes: Spelling and grammar mistakes can convey the wrong impression about your personality. You probably don’t care for anything, you did not receive a proper education, and you are probably addicted to Twitter and Facebook where grammar dies a natural death. Here is an example of “about myself” that reads like a jumbled puzzle.about myself for marriage biodata

4. Don’t let family hijack your biodata: The below example shows an “about myself” description created by a sibling. It appears the sibling was seeking revenge on her and decided to write only about her family and where she works in the “about myself” section.

about myself for arranged marriage

Here is another example of a hijacked profile description. Prospective matches will probably wonder if this woman lives in a cage listening to music, reading children’s book (she is still innocent), and probably being fed via a tube as she is too delicate.

about myself for marriage biodata

Do this when writing about yourself for marriage biodata

1. Showcase your personality: Take the time and effort to showcase your personality in the ‘about myself’ section of your biodata or matrimony profile. Here is a good example of someone who went the extra mile in making sure whoever reads her profile gets a complete picture of her personality, likes, and dislikes.

about myself for marriage biodata

2. The art of creating interest: If you can provide just enough information about yourself and at the same time give a glimpse of your personality, you will probably have a lot of people wanting to know more about you. The trick here is to avoid being superficial without having to write an essay! Here is a great example of one such profile description.

about myself for marriage biodata

3. Be casual: It’s OK to take a casual tone when writing about yourself in your biodata for matrimony profile. Casual doesn’t mean poor grammar or incomplete sentence. Not taking yourself seriously and expressing your real likes and dislikes without sounding aggressive will attract the right set of people. Here is a great example of the casual approach to writing about yourself.

about myself for marriage biodata

4. Your parents can also create a great profile: Here is an example of how a father did a wonderful job in creating a compelling profile for his daughter. He wrote what he had to say, but chose to let his daughter do all the talking to describe her personality. In summary, parents should include an “In my son / daughter’s own words” section if they are creating a biodata or profile on their children’s behalf.
about myself for marriage biodata

5. Who said siblings are bad? We saw earlier how siblings can completely ruin your chances in attracting the right person. But, here is an example of a sibling that knows how to write a profile for the sister! The profile you see below does give a glimpse of the person’s personality and expectations without sounding cliched. At the least, a well thought out description, even if written by a sibling, should get more people to respond. if your sibling is writing about yourself for marriage biodata, please make sure you verify what is written and also make sure your sibling puts in the efforts to provide a complete and accurate picture of your personality.

about myself for marriage biodata

Marriage Biodata Template For Reference

biodata for matrimony formatHere is a marriage biodata template with a well written “about myself for marriage biodata” section along with detailed partner preference or expectations and a family background description. This sample biodata showcases the profile of a woman who is from a conservative south Indian family and is employed in the software industry.

Click here to view the marriage biodata sample.

 


Resources for creating a winning marriage biodata

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Marriage biodata format
January 4th, 2016 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Marriage Biodata Format Samples

Biodata format for marriage – Downloadable samples and templates

Biodata format for marriage is a concise document that outlines a brief profile of the man or woman who is interested in getting married through arranged marriage. This document may include details such as vital statistics (height / body type / skin color), religion and / or caste, educational qualifications, professional background, family background, contact details along with a summary of partner expectations.

Jodi Logik has lined up five different biodata format for marriage templates for download. Three of these biodata formats for marriage are in PDF format while we have two attractive biodata format for marriage in Word format. We have also included marriage biodata sample content suitable for a boy and a girl so that you can use these as a reference when creating your biodata for marriage.

We have included marriage biodata sample content suitable for a boy and a girl so that you can use these as a reference when creating your biodata for marriage. Considering the fact that some of us may have a unique personal situation, we have included a marriage biodata format for a handicapped man as well.

1. Biodata for Matrimony for a Girl

Why we love this biodata format?
This biodata format for marriage achieves two important goals that most of us ignore – 1. The layout and the organization of content don’t make it look like another job resume format, 2. The biodata format highlights all the key information and the photo to allow for a quick review of the document.

2. Sample Biodata for Marriage for a Man

Why we love this marriage biodata sample?
This biodata sample has an exceptionally well-written partner expectations. The boy clearly brings out the fact that he travels a lot and hence expects his future wife to be career oriented and have the ability to lead an independent life during his absence.

3.  Marriage Biodata Sample For A Handicapped Man

Why we love this marriage biodata?
Handicapped people face twin challenges in arranged marriages. First of all, their self-esteem has already taken a beating and they are defined by their handicapped. The second challenge is that their options to look for a prospective match are limited (for all practical purposes) to other physically challenged men or women. In some cases, women from economically weaker sections of the society may marry a handicapped man because of their personal situation. This biodata sample brings out the personality of the man without resorting to using phrases that demonstrate self-pity or defensiveness.

4. Biodata Sample for a Software Engineer

Why we love this biodata format?
In this sample bio data, you will notice that the boy has called out all of his likes and dislikes clearly not only in the expectations section but also in the about myself section. The highlight of this biodata is the fact that your expectations and interests have a direct bearing on the person reading your bio data. Calling out how your lifestyle could change or influence the lifestyle of the person that you intend to marry is something that we can learn from.

5. Indian Marriage Biodata Format for a Girl

Why we love this matrimonial biodata sample?
While second marriages are definitely on the rise in India, women as well as men tend to get defensive about why they got divorced when writing their biodata for marriage. In this sample, you will notice that the girl has confidently highlighted the positive outcome that came out of her divorce.

If you just need to download a simple marriage biodata format for marriage so that you can use them as a template, download one of the documents. The first one doesn’t include details of parents as well as horoscope relation information. The second marriage biodata format includes both!

6. Click on the image below to download the sample biodata format in Word.

Marriage biodata format

7. Click on the image below to download the modern version of biodata format in WordMarriage Biodata Format - Simple

Once you download a biodata format for marriage template, you can click on the relevant sections to fill in the information based on the labels or instructions.

We have also included samples for “About Me” and Expectations so that you can write something that is meaningful and truly represents your personality.

Need real-world examples of how to write about yourself for your marriage biodata? Click here to read our in-depth article.

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Why your biodata format for marriage is useless!

The first step in any arranged marriage is to create a marriage biodata or biodata for marriage. The marriage data comes in handy in the following scenarios:

  1. Parents can circulate a printed copy of the marriage biodata among family and friends.
  2. People who express interest through online matrimony expect to see a marriage biodata before initiating a conversation or a arranged marriage first meeting.

But, the challenge is in finding the right format for your marriage biodata. The search term “marriage biodata format” seems to be very popular. On an average, there are over 2000 searches every month for “marriage biodata format” as you can see below.

marriage biodata format

While there is a big demand for a marriage biodata format, the options available on the Internet fall short of requirements. Here are a few reasons why:

Here are a few reasons why biodata formats for marriage available elsewhere are inadequate!

  1. Most of the marriage biodata formats available online resemble a job resume. They are devoid of any character (in other words, design) and are boring!
  2. If you use a generic marriage biodata format, you will end up doing your best to hide your personality and make yourself a part of the “crowd” of marriage biodata that people use.
  3. Focussing only on hard facts with the aim of shortlisting a prospective match and then sharing more details is a great idea. The only problem is that its a huge waste of your time and invariably sets you up for disappointment. You will realize that when you meet a shortlisted match, they will not meet your expectations or vice versa!
  4. Not having a custom biodata for marriage makes you a great candidate for outright rejection. Would you buy a soap wrapped in a white paper and has no label on it?

Here is what you will see when you search for a marriage biodata format! If you look closely, you will fall asleep!

Marriage biodata format or biodata for marriage

That’s why we believe not having a proper marriage biodata format is a lost opportunity for:

  1. Standing out from the crowd – Differentiate yourself by sharing a biodata that is significantly different from what others typically use.
  2. Creating a great first impression – Scientists have found that people form an impression in 1/10th of a second. Use a great marriage biodata format for getting noticed and most importantly get more responses from prospective matches.
  3. Interacting with the right matches – Use the right marriage biodata format to share all the information you will need to weed out mismatched profiles. There is no value in wasting time with people that cannot meet your expectations or vice versa.

10 writing tips for your marriage biodata

We have lined up the best tips for coming up with an attractive marriage biodata.

1. Choose the right template for biodata for marriage: Yes, there are different ways of presenting yourself through your marriage biodata. This depends on what information you want to project. If you choose the wrong biodata model for marriage, you will end up discounting everything you value.

Click here to find out why Jodi Logik is the best online tool to create your marriage biodata!

2. Spelling and grammar: Use tools like Grammarly (their free version is good enough) when writing your marriage biodata. Grammar mistakes and spelling errors can get your marriage biodata straight to the trash can.

3. About yourself: Writing about yourself is probably the most important section in any marriage biodata format. Write about your personality, lifestyle, interests, talents, aspirations, and hobbies to name a few. Listing hobbies in marriage biodata for the sake of listing them is no good. Provide specific examples or details such as the name of your favorite book is you have listed reading as a hobby.

Click here to read 7 About Myself samples for your biodata for matrimony

4. Profile photograph: This is probably one aspect of your marriage biodata that will decide if you get a call or you will hear silence. So choose your profile photograph wisely. Here are some great tips to creating an attractive matrimonial profile photograph.

Biodata format for marriage

5. Express expectations: Being honest and upfront in expressing expectations through your biodata for marriage is a good way to screen people that don’t match your expectations. Please do not list only your dislikes, but don’t shy away from listing non-negotiable (such as smoking, drinking habits).

Click here to read 7 different samples for writing your partner expectations.

6. Calling out sensitive information: If you are a divorcee, have a physical disability or have any other sensitive information that you believe will help others quickly decide if they want to have the next round of conversation, please remember to call it out in your marriage biodata.

7. Horoscope: if you believe in astrology and a horoscope match, include basic information such as your birth star, sub-sect, place and time of birth. A detailed horoscope can be exchanged if there is a preliminary match and interest.

8. Skin color: While it is OK to include height and body type (lean, medium built, toned to name a few), do not include your skin color and steer clear of “wheatish complexion” as you are only reinforcing racism and stereotypes! In short, avoid mentioning complexion in marriage biodata. Let your profile photograph speak for itself.Biodata format for marriage

9. Salary or money: Steer clear of your salary or your bank balance in your marriage biodata. You don’t want prospective matches attaching too much importance on your bank balance and marriages should happen for the right reasons.

10. Your family: While it is OK to list the names and occupations of your parents, keep in mind that this is your marriage biodata and not a family biodata for marriage! Listing gory details about your parents and grandparents doesn’t really make a difference at this stage of the arranged marriage.

We created 7 different family description samples for your marriage biodata that you can reuse! Click here to read the samples.


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December 21st, 2015 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Your matrimonial profile photograph is importantIf there is one that that majorly affects your chances of getting responses for your online matrimony profile, it is your matrimonial profile photograph. Here are some facts behind how important your matrimonial profile photograph is.

Matrimonial profile photograph and first impression

According to Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, it takes just 1/10 of a second to form an impression about the person we meet! This was the conclusion from their research titled “First Impressions“. When someone is searching for matching profiles, the first thing they see is your photograph (unless you are anonymous). Once they make up their mind, it is very difficult to change their perception. This translates to your profile getting ignored right away.

Your profile photograph is way too important!

Here is an informal study of 300+ respondents in a dating site.

Your matrimonial profile photograph is very important

It brings out three major issues, all pertaining to the profile photograph. Poor quality photos that look grainy (low resolution), not having enough photographs and posting old photos that don’t really represent who you are now are cardinal sins that you should avoid when creating your matrimonial profile.

Don’t treat your profile photograph casually

Another research study by Rory McGloin (Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut) and his colleagues has shown that people, in general, prefer “enhanced photographs” – the ones with better lighting, hair and makeup. According to McGloin, “You look at a picture of someone and all of a sudden you’re making judgments about what their personality is like, what their values are, whether or you want to go on a date with them or even maybe spend the rest of your life with them.” You can read more about this study here. This finding is especially important when almost all the leading matrimony sites have now started offering a smartphone app where the profile photo takes center stage in the search results.

You will need more than one profile photograph

One of the world’s largest dating sites analyzed their database to find out which profiles got the maximum number of responses and here is what they concluded. People that uploaded 4 or more photographs got more responses from prospective matches compared to those that had less than 4 profile photographs. Also, profiles with photographs are 9 times more likely to get “express interest” / “interested” communication from matching profiles.

Your matrimonial profile photograph is important

17 tips for your matrimonial profile photograph

Now that it is clear that you will need a handful pf great profile photographs for matrimony sites, the next important questions is how do you go about taking your profile photographs. We have picked out what experts have had to say on this topic and lined up 17 tips that can help you take a winning matrimony profile photograph and get more responses to your online matrimony profile.

1. Include at least one headshot

Including at least one professional headshot is a must. This should be your primary profile photograph. But make sure you don’t include four different headshots and nothing else as it conveys the impression that you are hiding something. Not including a proper headshot in your profile also doesn’t give the other party a good sense of who you are. According to Roman Griffen, author of Internet Dating: Tips, Tricks and Tactics. “When the picture you post was taken from across the street, the purpose of posting it—letting people see what you look like—is defeated.”

2. Include multiple photographs that showcase your personality

A great way to enhance your credibility and attractiveness will be to include multiple profile photographs along with your headshot. You can use these photographs to showcase your personality. For example, if you are an avid cyclist, remember to include a photograph that shows you on a bicycle. Multiple photographs that showcase your full body along with your headshot will dramatically improve your credibility.

3. Let the light shine, but not too much

You will certainly need proper light to get a good profile photograph, but direct sunlight is a bad idea. Sunlight is harsh and can make you look older! According to Improve Photography, normal lighting in a house or during the heat of the day is not flattering on the skin; however, once light passes through a window, it is very soft and diffused.  Consider placing your subject next to a window so the light hits the model at an angle (not looking straight out the window).  Without much effort, you’ve created beautiful light which studios strain to copy.

4. Outdoor photographs are great

If you can find a park, beach, or a bed of flowers anywhere outside your home, make use of the natural scenery to take a few nice outdoor snaps. According to Digital camera World, “For the most striking portraits, it’s often best to keep things simple, so try to shoot against uncluttered backgrounds such as the sky, a wall or foliage. This will help your subject stand out.” Also, avoid outdoor shots between 11 am to 1 pm as the sunlight is probably the harshest.

5. You will look confident if you feel confident

Your photographs look good when you are confident. The best way to radiate confidence is to make sure you wear a dress that fits you well. Pick the dresses that have won you compliments from your family and friends. Of course, if you are planning to take multiple profile photographs for your matrimony profile, make sure you wear different clothes. You don’t want different photographs with the same dress. It’s very obvious to the viewer and you will create an impression that you are desperate.

6. What is your good side?

Yes, there is indeed a good side to your face and that’s your left side! We are not kidding. According to PsychCentral, humans exhibit a greater intensity of emotions on the left side of our face and a research study has found that humans perceive the left side of the face to be more pleasant compared to pictures of the right side of faces.

7. Try smiling

When you take profile photographs, try different expressions. A great big smile, a gentle smile, a neutral pose, or any other shade in between. Then look at the photographs to see what is more attractive. Smiling always conveys an image of confidence and it’s a great way to showcase your good teeth! OKCupid has published some interesting findings on the difference between the profile photographs of men and women. You should read their blog post as well to get some new ideas.

8. Using your smartphone?

if you are depending on your trusted smartphone to take pictures for your matrimony profile, try downloading specialized apps that will give you greater options to get better photos. According to this blog, Apps like Camera+ (iOS) and ProCapture Free (Android) have additional features alongside the normal phone settings. Others have more specialized functions like Slow Shutter Cam (iOS), Night Cam and Pro HDR (iOS, Android).

9. The rule of thirds

The rule of thirds is a guideline that professional photographers use when composing images. Any good photograph will have all key elements at the intersection of imaginary grid lines that divide the photographs into thirds. Here is an example from Wikipedia.

Your matrimony profile photograph is important

10. Do you know how to squinch?

Squinching is the act of making your eyes more compact. According to Gizmodo, “Professional portrait photographer Peter Hurley suggests you squinch next time you have your picture taken. Hurley explains squinching as the “action of squinting your eyes in such a way as to portray confidence and self-assurance as opposed to the fear and uncertainty that you project when you stare wide-eyed at the camera.” Here is an example.

Your matrimony profile photograph is important

Via Gizmodo

11. Mastering the sitting pose

According to this blog, men and women should use different techniques if their profile photograph requires them to remain seated (for example, if you are a King or Queen sitting on your throne!). Here are some tips on how to master the sitting pose:

“For men, to look bigger than you are, you can always spread your knees widely to inhabit a lot of space and angle your whole body towards the camera.”

“For women, assuming you’re sitting at an angle, always cross the back leg over the front one. There’s less thigh this way. Second, for an even cleaner and leaner look, opt to cross your ankles instead of your knees.”

12. Avoiding the double chin

Apparently, models are trained to keep their tongues pulled up behind their front teeth to automatically tighten the muscles of the neck! Check out this video to see how this idea works and then thank us by liking and sharing this post 🙂

13. What should we do with our hands?

This is a tricky thing to understand. Men don’t know what to do with their hands and the women end up overshadowing the face when they start posing with their hands. Check out this instructional video by an expert photographer, Lindsay Adler, that tell you precisely what to do with you hands when posing for portrait photographs.

14. The standing pose for women and camera angles for men

This video by Tiffany Hendra has very simple tips that can help women master the standing pose for online profile photographs. Called the “S pose”, women need to swivel the hips away from the camera but pull their shoulder and face so that they don’t end up with only a side profile. According to Hendra, men can look better with a camera angle that is at or above their eye level.

15. Tilt your head

Staring dead straight into the camera may make people wonder if you are possessed by an evil spirit. Slightly tilting your head down and angling your eyes upwards can create a much better photograph.

16. Don’t ignore the background

Paying attention to the background is often the difference between a great photo and a good photo. A dangling telephone wire, a bad patch of paint on the wall, an open cupboard revealing all its messy contents or even a misplaced book can ruin a perfectly good profile photograph otherwise.

17. Professional photographer or not?

We will certainly recommend using a professional photographer for your matrimonial profile photos (if you can afford one). Walking into any of the photo studios in your town or city randomly is not a great idea as you never know the quality of photographers they may have. Please ask your friends for a recommendation. Facebook or Google search can point you to credible photographers that have demonstrated their work.

Bonus tips from Joe Sinnott

Joe Sinnott is an ace photographer and a faculty member of the school of visual arts in New York city. Here are some practical tips from Joe that should help you take your own awesome matrimonial profile photograph (with some help of course!).

1. Avoid direct sunlight. Cloudy weather is always great as photos look good in diffused light. Direct sunlight can cause shadows and that’s not good.

2. Try to take your photographs from a slightly higher angle. Portrait photographs look better if photographed from above the eye line.

3. Women shouldn’t try to tuck their chin in and men should avoid the folded hand with tilted head pose.

4. Try to focus the lens on the face and blur out the background. Of course, this depends on the background!

5. Keep your eyes on the camera lens. Don’t stare into space as the person viewing your photo will wonder where you are looking!

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Women's biodata for marriage
November 26th, 2015 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Biodata for matrimony for womenBiodata for marriage comes into play the moment you declare your inability to find a man on your own! One of the biggest advantages of finding romantic love before your parents start pushing you to get married is the fact that you can do away with creating a biodata for matrimony!

That leads us to a fundamental question – What is a marriage biodata or biodata for matrimony and why is it the start of a painful process of going through matchmaking that will eventually result in an arranged marriage?

What is a biodata for matrimony?

The biodata for matrimony as we know it now is a summary of everything about the man or the woman planning to get married. It’s the resume for marriage and becomes a central point of focus for all arranged marriages in India.

While there is no law or Government mandated rule that specifies the format and content for a biodata for matrimony (very similar to the fact that there is no single recommended approach to writing a resume for a job interview), there is a general expectation or understanding on what a biodata format for matrimony should look like.

Interestingly this very notion of “understanding” of what goes into the biodata for matrimony gives rise to lots of other issues and confusion.

Your biodata for matrimony has three key components

1A resume for marriage that includes basic details considered to be important criteria for marriage. This includes name, age, date of birth, religion, caste, education, profession, names of parents and their professions, height, weight, skin color, and a rather shallow description of “hobbies”. In some cases, people also include a few lines about what their expectation is from a prospective bridegroom.

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The second component is the horoscope. This is usually printed as a separate document or incorporated seamlessly with the rest of the personal data. There are many related data points that are explicitly called out such as time of birth, birth star to name a few.

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The third component is usually a hard copy of a postcard  sized photograph. In some cases, a passport sized copy of the photograph is stuck to the marriage resume.

In summary, it’s either one piece of paper or three separate items clipped together.

Here is an example of a 1-page biodata for marriage found floating around on the Internet with personal data! Being good citizens, we masked the personal details.

Notice that there is next to no effort to make it attractive. It looks like a page from a product catalog and is full of grammar mistakes.

Sample biodata for matrimony

What’s wrong with the biodata for matrimony?

So what’s wrong with this approach of writing your biodata for matrimony? There are plenty of issues.

Here are four important challenges:

1. Your biodata for marriage in its traditional understanding reinforces stereotypes and puts you at a disadvantage. This is especially true if you are a woman. These stereotypes are to do with your skin color, height / weight, where you work (there is a general consensus that MNCs are good!) and how much money you make.

2. Your biodata for marriage is probably no different from that of your friend! When you put two biodata for marriage together, there is very little to choose from other than hard data points. For example, you may be considered “fairer” or taller or of more acceptable body type (weight) or maybe you work for an MNC and making more money than your friend. None of these factors will help you find your soulmate.

3. If you use your biodata for marriage as a tool to attract the right group of men, they fall short miserably. There is no way a biodata for marriage that only showcases hard data can improve your chances of finding your soulmate as you will have to wade through a large volume of responses with very little real matches showing up.

4. If you think you can use your biodata for marriage just to shortlist men from a similar background and then go through a detailed evaluation process, you will be disappointed once again. Going back to point 1 on this list, it is unwise to be willingly treated as a product or a commodity and then hope that the person that participates in “shopping for a bride” actually turns out to be your soulmate.

1. Journalist who is a book lover and a travel addict

Biodata for matrimony for a book lover and travel addict

I am a tall (5‘7”), medium-built, with a pleasant demeanor from a traditional Tamil Brahmin family. I graduated from Loyola College, majoring in Literature. Reading classic Tamil literature is my hobby and that’s why you will find me buried in my books. Reading has also stoked my passion for travel as I end up discovering new books everywhere I go! Long train journeys in the company of my books are what I live for. My job as a journalist for The Hindu allows me to pursue the twin interests of books and travel, and I consider it as a blessing to have a career aligned with my interests. As you can imagine, reading books and traveling has made me a happy-go-lucky person with a positive outlook towards life.

Why we love this profile?

This is a great example of steering clear of listing hobbies such as watching TV or reading magazines. When we read the profile, we see how interested or keen the woman is in pursuing her passions for books and travel. The fact that she works as a journalist also aligns completely with her pursuits. On the whole, this profile shows that the woman has a positive outlook to life and has the chops and intelligence to make her dreams come true.

2. Self-employed software engineer who loves family

Biodata for matrimony for a self-employed software engineer

I am a self-made, confident girl with a great sense of humor. I am 5’5” tall and have a well-balanced physique. I got hooked to computers very early in childhood. What started out as casual gaming, morphed into a passion for web development. I am having the time of my life helping startups build cool software products. I always make time for my family and plan my work schedule around my family commitments. I am a regular at the local stand-up comedy club and try my hand at impromptu stand-up shows for my friends and family. Several of my family members work for the armed forces and I value their sense of commitment, honesty, and love for the country.

Why we love this profile?

This is no ordinary woman. She is a software entrepreneur and a software wiz kid that channeled her talent into a productive career. She talks about her interest in comedy. What is unique is her ability to deliver stand-up comedy. This is a refreshing change from seeing profiles that list a whole bunch of activities as hobbies only to be counted among a sea of similar profiles. This profile certainly stands out and attract a lot of attention from men.

3. Social activist who is a divorcee

Biodata for matrimony for a divorced social activist

I am an outgoing person and I believe in making a difference to those around me. I am 32 years old and 5’8″ tall. I run my own non-profit organization that provides training to victims of domestic abuse so that they can lead an independent life. I started this initiative as I went through a brief marriage that ended in a divorce. While I had the tools and resources to get back on track, I was moved by the plight of countless other women around me who are trapped in abusive marriages. I also dabble in painting and I am currently taking painting lessons to develop my skills. Both painting and my social activism give me plenty of opportunities to express myself and also motivate women around me to remain confident and self-sufficient.

Why we love this profile?

Divorce is challenging especially to the Indian woman. In addition to the trauma of going through the divorce, remarriage also becomes a big challenge. Every matrimony ad by a divorcee talks about being an “innocent divorcee“. This profile, however, gives a glimpse of the positive approach the woman took after her divorce. Through her profile, she demonstrates that she believes in taking practical steps not only to get her life back on track but also to make a positive difference to others. Her profile stands out in a sea of “innocent divorcees”!

Bonus profile descriptions for marriage biodata!

if you have a unique personal situation such as a disability or a divorce in the past, or you consider yourself to be very different from the crowd, you may want to check out these sample matrimony profile descriptions based on personal situations. Samples cover the following scenarios:

Educated woman who is not employed

Divorced woman with a child

Visually impaited women

Career oriented woman

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This biodata format has space for horoscope details as well as a description about her family. Please note that this is only a sample profile and does not belong to a real person.

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October 19th, 2015 by Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Here is why your personal biodata for marriage is important

You may not think much about your personal biodata for marriage. If you agree, you should read the rest of this section carefully.

Life if full of crossroads and you got to take it when you see one! One such crossroad you are bound to encounter is when it’s time to get married.

Married men and women will probably say they have no regrets about the choice of spouse they made, but don’t believe them. Everybody who is married will probably look back and wonder what would have happened if they had said no or yes to somebody else!

Many of them who went through the arranged marriage process probably rue the fact that they should have paid attention to what was in front of them i.e. their personal biodata for marriage or that of their spouse!

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But finding a right partner isn’t that easy, is it? Ask those who have been looking for the perfect partner and haven’t come even close. And as the time passes, every rejection hits you harder than the last one. Marriages are tough and finding the right one to get married to is as tough, if not more.

While there is no getaway from the roller-coaster ride of finding the right someone, you can definitely prepare yourself for the crazy ride by creating a proper personal biodata for marriage. If you are wondering ‘Oh, that is so stupid! I know what a personal biodata for marriage is! Tell me something new!’ you should read the rest of this post.

Use your personal biodata for marriage to minimise rejection

Finding a perfect partner is tough and not everything works out in the first go. Sometimes, you have to meet a lot of people before you meet the right one. But the worst part is when you don’t have a lot of choices. You cannot do much about the people who you don’t get along with. You met them and things just didn’t work for either or both of you. It is understandable. It happens to all of us. But what sucks more is when you don’t have a lot of choices. It feels like things are being thrust on you.

When you have few choices, each rejection starts feeling heavier. But what if you had more people to choose from? What if we can help you increase your choices? What if instead of choosing from 10 people, you can choose from 15 people? Would that be something you would be interested in?

Image showing the word "NO". This is depicting the fact that getting rejected because of the biodata for marriage can be reduced by paying attention.

 

It’s simple logic – most of the people we send our marriage biodata to reject us on the basis of our biodata itself. We don’t even get to meet them and create an impression.

What if one of them was the right one for you, but it didn’t happen because they thought your resume was very blah? Do you want to take that chance? In the world of marriage biodatas, are you standing out? Or are you as boring as the next person?

Standing out and creating a good impression is crucial for increasing the chances of finding that special someone.

Why should biodata for marriage be boring?

If you do a google search for Images of ‘personal biodata for marriage’, this is what you will find.

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Go on and tell us that you would be interested in someone who sends their biodata in a word document without proper formatting and by just filling out details like age, name, height, along with an old scrappy picture and a horoscope? You can’t, can you? We all want our partner to be special and unique and there is nothing unique in sending out a biodata as a word document. If you want to appear special, you need to make a better biodata than this. And we invented the best tool to create your biodata for marriage.

Extra effort with your personal biodata for marriage always earns you extra points

Everyone likes a person who puts in a little extra effort. Be it the colleague in office who makes epic presentations at every meeting or the guy in a relationship who gets his girlfriend a flower when he meets her after a long time or the restaurant lady who always gives you an extra dessert on the house whenever you visit her.

We all love it when people put in a little extra effort than required. It makes us feel special and worthy. And so it goes with marriage.

Image showing a female soldier in an obstacle course. It denotes the fact that extra effort pays off.

When you put a little extra effort in your personal biodata for marriage, you send out a message that you are serious about marriage and not fooling around. You show intent and commitment which are well appreciated. Hence, putting in a bit of an extra effort in your biodata doesn’t hurt.

Biodata is more than just a word document

A biodata is not just an official letter of intent these days. A biodata is a first impression of what can be a life-changing moment. If you don’t put efforts in it, how can you expect to make a good impression? And when you don’t make a good impression, you generally end up creating a bad one.

In the world of marriage, there is no middle ground – they either like you or they don’t like you. And we can definitely help you become more likeable through your biodata.

At Jodi Logik, we place a lot of importance on how a personal biodata for marriage should be crafted and so should you. We think a biodata is the first impression that you create and we want to help you make it the best.

So, don’t be laid back about your biodata for marriage. They are more important than you think. Use Jodi Logik to create a cool, custom biodata that truly reflects your personality and can create a great first impression.

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