So, Sana Lokhandwala wrote a post a few days ago about the perks of dating Sindhis, and while I agree, all I can say is, did you forget about our Punjabis? Punjabis are known for their love of food too, but unlike the Sindhis, a true Punjabi has a real appetite. Blessed with a great sense of humour, a generous heart and an unrivalled sense of patriotism, Punjabis are quite delightful. This is not to say Sindhis aren’t, and no, I am not Punjabi, I just know that Punjabis are just as great.
Here are 12 enticing reasons why you should be dating a Punjabi right now!
1. They were born to dance
Occasion or no occasion, these guys don’t need an excuse to bring out their dancing shoes. And if you don’t know how to shake-it, they will be happy to teach you.
2. Generosity galore!
Generosity is not alien to a Punjabi. Whether you are out for dinner, have come over to meet the family or are on a vacation with your Punjabi beau, they will take care of you like you are their personal responsibility. They will make you are part of their family even before you enter the door, and when it comes to expressing their love, generous is an understatement.
3. Food and flavour runs through their blood
From sarson ka saag, makkai ki roti, butter chicken, tandoori chicken, masala channa, dal makhani, palak gosht to makhni handi they love to eat everything. And if you’re dating a Punjabi, rest assured, you will never go hungry. You might become fat though. They will make little niwalas and feed you themselves if they have to.
4. Amazing sense of humour
They are a basket full of laughs! They will laugh at themselves, laugh at you, laugh at life and make sure you laugh too! It’s like their personal mission in life is to see their beau laugh with them – and to make that happen, they would go to the length of making fun of themselves too!
5. The Punjabi charm
Whether it is a Punjabi kudi or a gabroo jawan, their charm and love-for-life attitude make them all the more appealing! They’re like energiser bunnies running all over the place – and it’s contagious. Plus, I mean, they’re hot, man, and they know how to converse… with their eyes! *blush*
6. Attending a wedding
If you’ve attended Pakistani weddings, you already know that Punjabi weddings are unbeatable! The dances, the food, the gup-shup, the love, the romance – it’s all just so much fun!! But if you are going to a relatively boring wedding with that special-Punjabi-someone, you can be sure to have a blast. They know how to make every wedding a festive one!
7. Biggest jugar and bahanebaaz
Punjabis generally enjoy having a laid back life – not too ambitious – but when it comes to making bahanas – there’s no match to their creativity. If they are sleepy and you wake them up for work, stay far away from the bed, because if you are anywhere close to it, they will convince you to come lie down and go to sleep too! This lot may not be book smart – but boy are they street smart! Har cheeze ka jugar mil jaye ga! And they will prove that they are right – no matter what!
8. Good Listeners
This may come as a surprise, considering how much Punjabis love to chat, what you will also notice when dating a Punjabi is how good they are at listening to other people talk too! They can sit for hours and listen to your story or your problems, and if they can’t solve them, they will definitely give you their shoulder to cry on.
9. Feisty beasts!
If you are dating a Punjabi, whether it’s a boy or a girl, you will never need a bodyguard. They will protect you until their last breath.
“Yeh dhai kilo ka haath jab kisi pe padta hai na, toh woh uthta nahi… uth jaata hai”
10. They are blessed with great physiques!
Punjabi girls and boys are naturally blessed with great physiques. They don’t have to spend hours at a gym and are, unsurprisingly, curved at exactly the right place.
11. They are not stuck-up!
When you take your Punjabi beau out to dinner, you could go to a fancy restaurant or a local dhaba and they will be at ease in both places! In fact, they’ll even ask for discounts to save you money!
12. They are so well-mannered and cultured that it won’t take them very long to win over your fam-bam!
While many of us get nervous meeting our sweetheart’s parents, Punjabis were born to meet parents! They know just the right things to say, express just the right amount of love and respect, and make your parents their own before even getting their approval! To your parents, she is a perfect bahu and he is the perfect damad.
Still doubtful? I dare you to date a Punjabi without falling in love them! <3