#NotShaadiMaterial: Women ask hard-hitting questions on Twitter, men join the debate

The hashtag #NotShaadiMaterial has been trending on Twitter, and many women shed light to bold issues with their tweets. Soon, men also joined the debate and presented their issues too.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 14, 2017 6:24 am
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Marriage is a spectacular affair in India, but it is still held by the thread of some old-fashioned customs that still persist in the society. And if you are a girl, then it is all the more difficult to set the groundwork to be the perfect bride. From being judged on looks and cooking skills to being restricted under strict rules, it is a tough road for most women. And, if you do not live up to the expectations or behave in a certain manner, you may easily be tagged as “not marriage material”. Breaking the taboo, women came out with hard-hitting questions on Twitter, and asked how a different interest or a diverse way of life could bar them from being a good partner.

The hashtag #NotShaadiMaterial has been trending ever since, and many women have taken to the micro-blogging site to shed light to bold issues with their tweets. While one user wrote, “Just because a girl has more guy friends than just girl- friends!! Does that make her #NotShaadiMaterial,” another one asked, “If my age is 35 then, am I #NotShaadiMaterial?”

Check out some reactions here.

While the hashtag began with a women-centric approach, men joined in and asked why their pay package and height defines the ‘marriage material’ notion. Read some tweets here.

What actually happens to be a union of two individuals has been created into a stressful affair for both men and women. These reactions above clearly highlight the common issues that they face. Do you agree? Tell us in the comments below.

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    Sonal
    Nov 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm
    Also you should be satisfied with the guy , you should feel that this is the guy whom you will like to spend your life with , now if others feel that the guy is good then the others should marry that guy and have experience of the same. Its like you will have to decide as you are planning to spend your life with him. if the guy is disgusting you have right to refuse the guy.
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      Sonal
      Nov 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm
      THERE is nothing like marriage material, its just that you will have to do adjustments with the person whom you are marrying to. Offcourse there has to be certain compatiblity criterias like education, qualifications, job, the guy should be atelast earning 5 figured ry and shouldn't be dependent on his father and then his wife i mean you require money for your future. only wife should earn and husband should sit home and start his rubbish shouldnt be the case
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        Yogesh
        Nov 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm
        Look at me, I don't want attention. That is the spirit these days with these pseudo-modernism/progrssivism/feminism/any god -ism.
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          Namit
          Nov 14, 2017 at 1:32 pm
          Is marriage so important for a man or a woman that we require a micro blogging site to carry a discussion. Why can’t a man or a woman be cool about it and let things happen on its own. Chill it’s said that marriages are made in haven and it is not made then be need to do micro blogging have a partner and live life king size any way there is no guarantee of lasting happy marriage
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            sahim ahmed
            Nov 14, 2017 at 11:37 am
            you females want all freedom ?? If you can call a SIMPLE GUY, RELIGIOUS-GUY, EARNING LESS, LESS QUALIFIED THAN YOU, SHORTER HEIGHT, OR LESS AGE OR UGLY-LOOKING a "NotShaadiMaterial" then men also have their own choice. WHY ARE YOU FEMALES ANXIOUS ABOUT THIS....... you should enjoy your life ALONE or LIVE-IN as you Modern-Girls always wished to be out of the GOLDEN CAGE OF FATHER OR HUSBAND
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