To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.The two services used by these individuals were OKCupid and Match.com, two of the largest and most popular dating websites on the Internet.This makes it all the sadder that some parts of the fashion industry – and I’m not talking about the rarefied world of high fashion or the catwalk, which sell a fantasy and therefore prefer to forget that ‘real’ women exist – persist in endorsing this myth that if you’re not a size ten or under, you are somehow unacceptable. Take high-street store Mango’s new plus-size range Violeta, which features 400 pieces that are available up to a size 24, yet start at a size 12.Yes, that’s right: Mango deems a 12 – that’s two sizes below the size-16 national average – to be somehow exceptional.
Men, we’re always being told, prefer women with a bit of meat on their bones.
The close linkage of the textile industry to agriculture (for raw materials such as cotton) and the ancient culture and traditions of the country in terms of textiles make the Indian textiles sector unique in comparison to the industries of other countries.
The Indian textile industry has the capacity to produce a wide variety of products suitable to different market segments, both within India and across the world.
What I learned from carrying out an interview of a female and the interview of a male trying to dig into this intriguing subject was that using the Internet for dating is equally painful for men and for women, but for very different reasons.
Ironically enough, if you could take the best of those women and the best of those men, and place them in a big room where they could sit at a table and ask each other questions in person – you’d probably have 4 or 5 new match-ups by the end of the night. All they have to do is get online every day, sitting on their princess throne and file through the dozens or more profiles of men who have messaged them throughout the day.