Perfection 

At 10, she wanted a prince with a castle. A few years later, she saw the possibility of happiness only if a man looked at her the way that Shah Rukh Khan looked at his heroines. Fast forward to her 20s, and perfection became a list. “He should be this tall and be a doctor or a lawyer,” she’d say. “Oh, and his hair should be black and silky – and no thick accents please!” The list went on and on. At 30, she found herself in love with a man who couldn’t even speak her language. Plus, he had a shiny bald head. 

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