I say way-to-go-uncle-jee. Matrimonial profiles are definitely the way to go. If I think about it though, I wonder why N is so freaked out. It can't be all that much-more different than filling out any of the million profiles we fill in online on a regular basis. And even though it's ultimate purpose is fairly ominious (in a forever-and-ever kind of way), in theory it's no different from a social/professional networking profile a'la facebook or linked-in. Or it shouldn't be. I suspect that perhaps uncle-jee has it down right. In order for the matrimonial-mission to make good progress, perhaps the single-seeker needs to have 'the' profile the same way that those of us who need to find employment make a resume. Incidentally, my friend google tells me that many others feel the same way. A worthy company by the name of MatrimonialProfile.com, promises "professional help for writing your internet matrimonial ads and profiles". For the measly sum of Rs.2600 or US$59, they're available to review an existing profile. If you want them to invent an original profile, tailored 'just-for-you' that is also possible for as little as Rs.4300 or US$99. A third, eminently useful, service they advertise is re-touching profile pictures (perish-the-awful-thought-that-you-would-want-to-advertise-yourself-for-holy-matrimony-looking-like-you). A sum of Rs.1000 or US$20 per photo, is very little to pay, they say, for a service that makes you look even better-than-your-best. Is it not?
Given that I am also - whether I like it or not - embroiled in the matrimonial mission, I cannot help but wonder if the next step is to make an effective matrimonial profile for myself.