Mass. Man Looks for Love In Arranged Marriage

June 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Channel

Like any man about to walk down the aisle, Boston restauranteur Shingara Singh had some last minute jitters before his wedding ceremony.

“My whole family go through same; I want to do same thing too,” Singh said.

Unlike the majority of grooms-to-be, however, Singh had never seen or spoken to his fiancée until the wedding day. The 42-year-old relied on friends and family members to find him a soul mate through the Indian custom of arranged marriage.

Singh and his 25-year-old bride, Sarbjit Kaur, were wed in Milford on Saturday, three days after Kaur arrived in the country. The 25-year-old moved from the Philippines, where she lived with her parents, to be with Singh in Massachusetts.