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‘He Never Deserved Me’: Marrying for Culture, Not Love is a Recipe for Disaster

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Sometimes, things are not exactly what they seem to be. When we were writing He Never Deserved Me, the subject came up of how I ended up marrying my husband. My best friend kept on saying that it was an arranged marriage and I would explain to her that it wasn’t. Why don’t you be the judge of that? In my society, it was understood and never questioned by anyone that a potential husband should be from a specific social class, the same as mine or higher and of the same ethnic group as me. He also had to be older than me because that meant he was financially settled and had the capabilities to support me in the way I…

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What does this text mean?

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It’s no surprise that the popularity of text messaging has changed the world of dating. The emotions that used to require an awkward phone conversation, or—worse!—eye contact, can now be conveyed with just a few taps on your phone screen.  This isn’t always a good thing. The ease with which text messages are sent mean that they are also completely unromantic. Sure, it’s nice to hear from a date that he had a good time, but wouldn’t a phone call make you feel even more special? Text messages can also be difficult to interpret because they are not really conversations, though they pretend to be. Let’s say you have a date on Friday, and you text the next day to…

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