If you'll believe it, my parents met in the late 1970s… online. Well, as close to online as you could get back then. They met through the personal ads section of a newspaper. The paper was “India Abroad” which was the fresh-off-the-Gujarati-boat Tinder of its time. 

“Mustachioed Engineer Seeks Bombshell Babe” is what I assume my dad's ad read. He has always been judicious with words. My mom, a free-spirited painter from Delhi, swiped right! …on the rotary phone. 

And the rest was, as they say… Arranged! 

For their second date, they went to a wedding. Their own!