Family description for matrimony profile – Why it is important?
When it comes to arranged marriages in India, family description probably takes the centre stage in your marriage biodata or matrimony profile. There are many reasons for this:
1. The family takes the centre 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.
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.
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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 master’s 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 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.