How To Write An Introduction For Marriageby Ayesha Jain, 4th December 2016
When it comes to creating a successful matrimony profile, a quality introduction is equally as important as a clear photo. In fact, an introduction is such an integral part of your profile that iMarriages will not accept any members without one.
The truth of the matter is, iMarriages is a matrimony site and marriage is for life. If you are serious about finding a suitable life partner, you will make the effort to introduce yourself properly.
You should include your first name.
Writing an introduction is not as daunting as it sounds and once you get the first few words down, the rest will flow easy. In this guide I will write an introduction for myself and break the process down, step by step. Please use the introduction we create as a guide for writing your own. Do not copy the introduction as your own as that would make your profile fake.
Step One: Say Hello
When meeting someone for the first time in real life, whether it be in a work environment or social, you typically will shake hands and introduce yourself using your name. On the Internet however, including your name in your introduction is optional. We took a sample out of the thousands of profiles on iMarriages and found that those who include their first name in their introduction receive more interest than those that do not. We believe this is because introducing yourself with your first name creates a connection with the reader straight away. As I am going to write the most effective introduction possible, I will start by providing my name and where I am from.
" Hello, my name is Ayesha and I was born and raised in Delhi however I recently shifted to Bangalore for work. "
Step Two: Your Beliefs
Next, we discuss our beliefs and outlook on life. It is important to be honest about your beliefs even if it is not in line with mainstream society. For example, you should not state that you are religious or wish to live a traditional life if this is not a true reflection of yourself. Failing to accurately describe yourself will dissuade those that are a good match from contacting you whilst attracting those that are not.
" I am a simple and practical person with a positive attitude. My beliefs are both modern and traditional. I believe we need to progress and evolve as a society but not lose our traditional moral values. "
Step Three: Career And Education
Now I am going to share the details of my career and education. The primary goal in this section is to demonstrate (especially to parents of potential partners) that you are educated and successful in life. Parents are not interested in how funny your jokes are or how much time you spend working on your body in the gym. They want to know that you can support yourself financially and will not become a burden. As a female, it is very important for me to state if I intend to continue working after marriage. This is critical and should be disclosed as early as possible during any marriage discussions.
" I am currently working for iMarriages in Bangalore as both a web developer and relationship counselor. I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology at Southern Cross University in Australia. Designing websites allows me to explore my creative side whilst my knowledge of psychology enables me to assist those in need of advice. I love my job and intend to continue working after marriage. "
Step Four: Family Details
One of the most important details that is commonly missing from introductions is that concerning family. Parents and brides particularly, will be expecting you to provide some basic information about your family, such as their beliefs, how many siblings there are and if it is middle or upper class. If the bride is to live with the groom and his parents after marriage, this information will be crucial to her.
" In my family there is my father, my mother and myself. Father is a businessman who works in the textile industry while mother is a home maker. My family is a mix of modern and tradition beliefs. My parents are still based in Delhi but they are very important to me so I visit them as often as possible. Father travels a lot in his business so occasionally he is able to see me in Bangalore. "
Step Five: Your Ideal Partner
Finally, you should state briefly the type of person you believe will be a good match for you. This will say as much about you as it will of the type partner you are looking for. It is perfectly fine to be blunt and honest here.
" I am looking for somebody who is modern but still believes that marriage is sacred. He should be my best friend as well as husband. He must be educated and with goals in life. Caste is no bar but he should not smoke. A love of dogs is also important. "
That concludes my introduction which is 279 words long and covers the basics. Our research has revealed that the most effective introductions are between 250 - 350 words long. You may decide to share your hobbies or provide more detail on the main topics but I recommend you do not write more than 400 words.