Surely the other female foreign teachers at my college had secret crushes of their own.

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“I’m a Sunni Muslim and my parents want me to marry a Sunni Muslim,” she said.

“For me, everything depends on the person, not the religion.” In the offices of Truly Madly, nearly half of the 40 employees are women; most are under 30 and have moved to Delhi from small towns in search of their fortunes.

I didn't know much about China back then -- a time when I could only communicate in Mandarin with a dictionary and lots of patience, and where my entire cultural knowledge was amassed from the library books on China I borrowed during the summer.

But I figured surely I wasn't alone in my feelings.

Security has been tightened in several Indian cities after threats by right-wing groups to disrupt Valentine Day celebrations, local media reported.

According to Sachin Bhatia, the CEO of Truly Madly and formerly the co-founder of one of India’s most successful travel start-ups, Make My Trip, his inspiration for the app was not Tinder per se but the cruelty of arranged marriages.He helped me buy a bicycle at the secondhand market and even gave me a ride there on the back of his black metal bike.When I came down with the flu, he accompanied me to my therapy at the clinic and read to me from with me -- one of the weepiest chick flicks ever made -- and actually shed a few tears when it ended.Many, including Arshad, have dated men of their own choosing.A couple sits on the seafront on the eve of Valentine's Day in Mumbai, February 13, 2009.In September 1999 -- my first month in China -- I had a huge crush on a guy.