I once happened to spot a guy at the gym (Pretty good looking among the lot. I don’t know his name and neither am I interested anymore). He came up to me and struck up an interesting conversation. I didn’t realize how time had flown by. He suddenly says “Gosh! It’s 9 already. I said “Yeah?”. “I have to drop my son at school”, he said as he rushed out of the gym. UFF! There goes my dream. I am not heartbroken but this just doesn’t seem fair. I was so mad at myself for wasting 10 minutes of my precious time. Finding out whether or not a person is single is the first step in dating and can be a challenging task. Of course, you don’t want to end up falling for someone who is already romantically involved with someone or married to someone else. Asking them if they’re single is giving away the hint that you are interested in them. When I hang out with my brother, a male friend or a cousin, they check for hints to see if the girl they’re interested in, is married or not. Luckily for us Indians, girls must wear symbols to indicate that they’re married. A thali, kumkuma (vermilion) or a toe ring signifies that the woman is married. Thus, they don’t waste any more time and proceed to move on to the next girl. That sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Let’s move on to the real problem. Men do not sport any of these ‘wedding symbols’ so it’s a tad bit difficult for us girls to know if they’re married. These marriage symbols should be gender-neutral. I’ve heard of similar incidents from my female friends. It’s sad. There should be something that tells us if guys are single or not. What do you think, girls?