a) a bit hard to find someone from my background in this region; basically very limited choices.
b) i havent met anyone who fulfills my parents pre-requisites (Shia, Kashmiri, born and raised outside south asia)
c) made a bad investment, in the past.
While meeting b) is almost impossible, I am hopeful of naturally meeting someone who will also meet b) as happiness of parents is of utmost importance. I recently met one person who meets b) who was 52, married, at a conference, in my entire life.
I also believe in being a muslim and not following the sects within.
Thats why Im single.