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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Looks...There is more to it than meets the eye!

Warning : If you are not yet married and are considering getting hitched soon, please skip this post!! I really do not know if this will have adverse effects on you.


Was listening to NPR last month on my way to pick up Jr. There was a little piece in "All things Considered" which talked about how women choose their mates!

I have not been successful in finding a link within NPR for this, but here is an altenate link I found on Google which shows that this is indeed an outcome of some research..

Warning : If you have ignored my previous warning and have read this far and you fall into the Ferrari bucket, still actively looking for girls wearing White Salwars, please stop now! If you read beyond this, do so at your own risk!

Enough warnings. Lets proceed with the subject matter. Women select guys who look like their dad. Apparently they not only go for guys who look like their dads but also have similar traits, attitude to work, etc. In short they are looking for a younger version of their father who is not genetically close!

I am going to put this in perspective, on a personal level for the guys! You might have a lot more in common with your father-in-law than you know! Ever wonder how you can share silent moments with your FIL over events that unfold in your house when your wife and mother-in-law are present. Maybe it is not just a guy thing! It is two guys knowing that they share a mutual fate in the scheme of things, except one is going through an action reply, 25 years delayed!

I still remember three guys walking, one behind the other on the pavements of Pondy Bazaar, the day after my engagement, to buy things for my wedding. It was my FIL's FIL, my FIL and yours truly. It was the first time I got to meet and know about these two men! After all, I was going to be the third generation husband, in that family! We didn't speak much. More looks and nods than words were exchanged, on that particular evening. It was almost like a Chinese, Indian and Spanish person trying to communicate without knowing the others language. We still did communicate, and within minutes found that we had a lot of similarities. The three of us had very little in common when it came to physical stature or physiognomy but had very similar views on the few things we talked about! The old man is not with us anymore and I do not know why I keep seeing him in my sleep now, but it was funny, the way he would explain things to the FIL who would in turn explain things to me while we were walking in line!

On a separate note, I do not know if guys look for women who have similar traits as their mothers!! I always wanted to by anything but my father, when I became a dad, and I am failing at it miserably. The older I grow, the more I transform like him! This has set me thinking. I always used to blame my mom for all the things I did not like in my dad. Can I just conveniently blame my current transformations as due to my wife and on a stretch draw the conclusion that maybe my wife has some similarities with my mom ?!

This last line I know, will draw flames from the ladies, might even shut down this blog! But it is worth a thought! Could it be true that you are selected by the woman because you resemble her dad and you select her because she resembles your mom, but she turns you more into your dad than your father-in-law ? This is starting to sound like the story line for a K.B. movie!! I will stop here ...

Like the Shogun says, "Karma, neh ?"


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8 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:22 AM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan wrote...

Sundar,

Are you alright? Is you new job OK? Is everything fine with you? Have you been getting good sleep and food? Are your children giving you a nightmare? Why..Why...Why... on a friday ... this post...

Yennanga yenna aachu... Ah.....Ah...............What is happening to me....? Sundar... I am sure your post has enlightened me... Now I know the reason. India has not qualified for the super eight...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:16 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i wrote...

Guess I have to meet Vijay Mallayas daughter :P

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Yaar, yaar madhiri irundhaalum...
ava ava, avaa avaa madhiri irundha seri!

Sriram, not married.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:43 AM, Anonymous vatsan wrote...

annan ferrari, vijay mallaya ku ponnu kadaiyathu nu nenaikeran. hard luck

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:01 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Balaji Sir, you are right.

it is all because of sleep deprivation. little one has been sick and you can add the super 8 depression to the list.

let me guess.. you took your FIL's photo when he was around your age to check ?

:)

ferrari, Vatsan, LOL..

Sriram, point taken.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:11 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

update update for Ferrari.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2005/08/03/stories/2005080300470200.htm

he has three kids.. two daughters!! enna vayasu, ellam theriyaadhu.. also dont know if they like white salwars!

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:49 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

You are arriving in life Sundar ! And in style too.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:25 AM, Blogger nirosha pals wrote...

Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again



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