If you have a knack for dating shows but can’t till the end to find out if Viral and Aashay are still together from Indian Matchmaking season 3, we got all the tea ready.
The premise of the show is as follows: “Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the U.S. and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.” Some couples will go all the way but some have trials and tribulations in the process. On her methods of matchmaking, she told People.
“I have a unique way of working. I don’t work for any client with whom, personally, I don’t have any eye contact. I go meet (them), see their house, how they are living. I see their business, I ask the criterias (for their match), all the definitions, what you want, what type of partner you want. When somebody gives me their biodata, I don’t accept without seeing (them in person). Without eye connection, I don’t feel like working and I don’t get the confidence. That’s my goodwill. That has taken me to the great heights.”
She also explained to NPR how marriages work in Indian culture. “In India, we don’t say arranged marriage … there is marriage and then love marriage. The marriages, they are between two families. The two families have their reputation and many millions of dollars at stake. So, the parents guide the children, and [helping] that is the work of a matchmaker.”
“One of the biggest misconceptions is that arranged marriage equals forced marriage,” creator of the series Smriti Mundhra told NPR. “The beauty of a lot of our cultural traditions is the elasticity of them. Yes, the traditional, textbook definition of arranged marriage is it’s arranged by two families. But in this modern era … the idea of arrangement is more about a recognition that marriage affects more than just the two people who are deciding to marry.”
Per the official press release from Netflix: “Sima from Mumbai is back and busier than ever! This season, Mumbai’s premiere matchmaker will help single millennials around the globe find their perfect match. From London to New Delhi, Miami to New York, Sima will manage more expectations than ever before from clients, old and new. Drawing from her decades of experience, insightful intuition and traditional methods, Sima strives to help some lucky singles find their destinies!”
Though Sima Aunty still has some surprises up her sleeves for the 2023 season. “In the third season, viewers will get to not only see my husband Anup, but my daughters, son-in-law, and beautiful granddaughter! Just as it is for my clients, my family has always been my biggest support system,” she said. So are Viral and Aashay still together from Indian Matchmaking season 3? Read down below to find out.
Status: Still together
Another familiar person from season 2, Viral settled with Aashay after two matches from Sima Aunty. In this season, we see that the two were going on dates in New York City and Viral traveled along with Aashay to India to meet his parents. Aashay bought his love a very expensive bracelet in his home country and the two bonded til the very end. Viral said that Sima found the “perfect guy” for her and the two said “I love you” to each other early on in the relationship. In an interview with Brown Girl Magazine, Viral said that Aashay was “easily—hands down— the best guy I’ve dated.”
In another confessional, she said: “I haven’t really dated someone that I felt this kind of connection with, uh, this quickly,” Aashay confessed. He admitted that they’d already said “I love you” to each other. Viral thanked Sima for finding the “perfect guy” for her. “I couldn’t have asked for a better person,” she admitted. Her last post featuring Aashay was in September 2022, when they wrapped up season 2 coverage. However, they did attend the New York premiere of Netflix’s The Romantics in February 2023, even if they didn’t post any photos together
Indian Matchmaking is now available to stream on Netflix.
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