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6 Ways Indians spruce up their Facebook Profile before marriage

Common FB behavior patterns displayed before Indian marriages

After looking at thousands of FB posts (I am not a stalker just a caring and curious friend 🙂 ) ,I have finally established 6 behavior patterns among Indians who are looking to get married (especially “arranged marriages”).Here they are:–

1.Photos of swimsuit wear suddenly disappears (removed/hidden from view thanks to Facebook’s constantly evolving security settings).

2.Videos of cute babies doing cute stuff are shared and commented on. Most of the time, guys comment on posts of girl babies (or)girl relatives below the age of ten.(“Had an awesome time with my niece”…)

3.Friends from the opposite sex whose profile photo does not clearly show who they are, are unfriended (or) Friends information hidden.

4.Photos of hugs,cake-smeared buddies (with the opposite sex ) are removed/hidden to prevent speculation of any kind.Photos showing any kind of affinity towards alcohol are removed to paint a ‘conservative’ image.

5. A review is done of all the groups that have been ‘Liked’ and the ‘Likes’ removed for groups that suggest any kind of contrary behavior patterns.(In arranged marriages,a background check is done and the tastes of the person is a huge indicator).


6.Family/Extended family photos suddenly start appearing on the timeline.(Underlying message : “Check out my cool relatives” ,”We’re just a big HAPPY and LOVING FAMILY” or “I am not a sociopath”).

This post might be more relevant to Indians though I suppose some of the patterns are followed globally.

If you have seen other behavior patterns,please let me know in the comments section 🙂