LOS ANGELES, CA — An Indian woman turned down an arranged marriage because the guy said he didn’t like her dog. Karishma Walia is originally from Bangalore, and now works in Gurgaon as an analyst.
She was recently in talks to marry a guy from a well-to-do family in New Delhi. Things were going pretty well until the would-be groom said her loveable pooch would be a problem. The guy insisted that the dog would put a crimp in their love life, PLUS he said his mom doesn’t like dogs. That is when she SHUT IT DOWN.
In their text message exchange, he says, “Are you sure about your decision. It might be a temporary phase in your life when you like dogs. We are talking about your life here.”
A temporary phase?? Love is fleeting but dogs are forever!!
She responded, “Yes I’m sure. Having a dog is definitely not a temporary phase. I can’t abandon my dog for anyone.”
Then to show us all just what a keeper he really is, he responded, “I’m sorry to say this, but please marry the dog in that case.”
Looks like you dodged a bullet there, Karishma! She told Buzzfeed, “He would say things like family should be a priority and not career, I gave up when he commented about my dog. I don’t know why my family still thinks he’s an eligible bachelor.”
We don’t know either, Karishma, but you are now our hero!