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"South Asian cultures have a deep respect for family and elders," she says.
"We decided to talk to my parents and convince them to give us more time and see if this is actually going to work out in the long run."Thankfully, the power of persuasion worked.
The young women laughed at her certainty — after all, up until then Meera had barely shown interest in dating, let alone marriage. And she wasn't "casting positive thoughts into the universe" or setting unrealistic expectations, either.
Like generations of Gujarati Indians before her, Meera had enlisted her family to find her a husband.
Hemangini Patel — a close friend of Meera — agrees that the lines between "love marriages" and arranged unions are blurring.
"When you talk about arranged marriage now, it's a modernised, modified version of what you'd expect," she says.
Even if things don't pan out with this guy (I desperately hope they do), I can't see myself going back to white men to be honest.