“Give Me a Few More Viral Tweets Before You Marry Me,” a Startup Founder Tries to Hire a Matrimonial Match

By Sonal Nain, 3 May 2022

Udita Pal, the co-founder of Bengaluru-based Salt, a fintech platform that allows international transactions, has attempted to turn a potential partner into a prospective employee for her company. 

Udita’s father recently created her profile on a matrimonial site and shared a potential groom’s profile with her. Udita told Mojo Story that she was looking to hire someone for a position in her company, and he sounded like he had a great experience, so she told him, “it doesn’t sound like a very conventional conversation, and I would love to understand you as a partner later, but I am closing this position immediately, so let me know if you are interested.”

However, she stated that she could not proceed with the hire because the match asked for a higher salary than she could offer, “The guy wasn’t surprised; he was respectful. I respected the fact that he refused to negotiate at all.”

The story does not end here. Her father had access to her profile, so when he saw that conversation, he messaged Udita about it. She tweeted about her conversation with her father and her father’s reaction. 

The incident sent the internet into a frenzy. Even the matrimonial website Jeevansathi.com responded to the amusing incident, saying, “Let us know if you still have an opening & we will apply for the perfect life partner.”

Matrimonial sites and professional matchmakers are reaching out to her. She, on the other hand, has other plans. She was surprised by how large this thing had grown, “Before you marry me, give me a few more viral tweets.”

Her message to all young girls is to prioritise their careers. There is no point in going ahead if you do not have financial backing for yourself, “Don’t give up any of your dreams for something as trivial as marriage.”