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25 Bizarre Reasons Society Gives You to Get Married at 25

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.

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If you are 25 years old and still unmarried in India, chances are, you are ogled at like some endangered species at family functions and gatherings. Your parents worry, your neighbours pity you, and your married friends just don’t get you.

“But what’s the problem,” you’re asked, over and over again. From neighbours making assumptions about your sex life to relatives trying to guilt you into getting married, you’ve heard it all by now. In fact, you’ve practised your reaction to these questions (an eye roll and a fake smile) to perfection.

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Here are 25 bizarre reasons people give you to get you married by 25; and one good reason to actually go through with it.

1. When Making Babies Is Sole Purpose

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
So the only reason one should marry is for babies?

2. When God Turns Family Planner

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Didn’t he say, ‘let there be light?’

3. Duh. You’re Totally A Celebrity!

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Stop being a wannabe!

4. *Facepalm*

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
You are too good for them.
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5. Let’s Get ‘Settled’

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
What is ‘settled’, anyway?

6. Thanks For Your Concern (Not).

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
“My body, my choice.”
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7. Playing The ‘Parent’ Card

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
They wanted to! 

8. It’s All ‘Green’ Overseas

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
The heights of wrong.
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9. Dating = Marriage, Since When?

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
That’s called moral policing, BTW.

10. This Is So 19th Century

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Did you hop into a time machine?
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11. There Is More To Life

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
I have a list. It runs into a few hundred pages.

12. Err, Dowry Is Illegal

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Prepping for jail-time.
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13. Emotional Atyachaar - Part I

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Dil ke armaan aansuon mein beh gaye’’

14. Indian Parents Logic

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
If only people changed that easily.

15. Seriously?

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Life isn’t a photo album.
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16. You Got To Be Kidding Me

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Yeah, right!

17. Can We NOT Play Doctors, Please?

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Polycistic Ovary Syndrome (PCOD) isn’t a joke.
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18. FB Timeline, Staaahp!

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Agar tumhare dost ped se kud jaye, to tum bhi kud jaoge kya?” <-- Also parents logic, BTW.

19. What If I Don’t Care?

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Or what if I am?
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20. Emotional Atyachaar - Part II

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
And marriage will fill that gap?

21. Roti, Kapda, But No Makaan

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Please don’t marry for THIS.

22. When Marriage Is Their Duty

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
“Mamma, Papa, I can marry on my own just fine.”

23. How’s This Even A Thing?

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Wait, what?
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24. Live-In Relationships Are A Thing!

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Just because!

25. Enter, ‘Sharmaji Ki Beti’

Want to get married? Make sure one of these isn’t your reason for it.
Apparently marriage is a race.

Why You Should Get Married

No matter who says what, there is only one good reason to get married: when you and your partner are ready and willing, of course.

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