Our family is a very close-knit unit of 4. We have been settled in the U.S. for over 25 years. Father's professional background is in chemical engineering and metallurgy, mother is a homemaker, and older sister is a research statistician.
Although we have strong traditional values, we understand that in this day and age our children may wish to correspond with each other directly. As such, we welcome correspondence from both parents or their son. Whomever you address in your message is the person who will respond. Thank you for taking the time to read our daughter's profile, and best wishes on your search.
In our daughter's own words, she describes herself as follows:
"I work as a programmer for a government contractor and am in the middle of earning my Masters degree in computer science. That doesn't leave me with much free time these days, but some things I really enjoy doing in my spare time are reading, writing, making pottery, arts and... more crafts, sewing, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.
Although I learned to speak Bengali first and can read and write it at an extremely elementary level, I am not very comfortable speaking it anymore. As such, I consider English to be my first language. However, I would be happy to brush up on my Bengali or learn Hindi or another Indian language if that were important to my spouse.
Often you see individuals describe themselves as having traditional values but a modern outlook. I think I belong to this category. To me, this means that I value family, preserving my cultural roots,showing respect to my elders, and dressing and acting conservatively, but I also believe that marriage is an equal partnership where husband and wife make household decisions together and share everything from happiness and sorrow to household chores.
Cliche as it might sound, I want my husband to be my best friend so we have complete honesty and openness between us. I am further looking for a man who is older than I am, who is a vegetarian, who does not drink, smoke, or do drugs, and who is mature and responsible but still has a good sense of humor. Coming from a religious family, I also hope to find someone who similarly enjoys going to puja, listening to bhajans, and reading our Hindu scriptures from time to time, or who at the very least will support my participation in these activities.
I know this is a very lengthy description, but I personally feel that there are two sides to a happy and healthy relationship, a practical side and an emotional side. A marriage cannot survive without both, so rather than start corresponding and eventually have feelings hurt, I would prefer to be upfront about lifestyle and habits early in the conversation."
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