'Get married and settle': Immigration officer turns matchmaker for woman at Dhaka airport, internet stunned

'Get married and settle': Immigration officer turns matchmaker for woman at Dhaka airport, internet stunned

A woman named Priyanka Basu said that an immigration officer at Dhaka airport enquired about her and suggested that she marry and 'settle' with a Bangladeshi boy.

It is not uncommon for random people to turn matchmakers, especially if they feel you are a suitable candidate for some "eligible bachelor", be it their work colleagues, acquaintances, etc. Though this propensity might not appeal to many, there are no proven ways to stop the influx of unwarranted "rishtas".

In a bizarre incident, one woman was perplexed when an immigration officer at Dhaka airport in Bangladesh turned into a matchmaker. The incident has gone viral on Twitter.

A woman named Priyanka Basu took to the micro-blogging site to talk about her one-of-a-kind experience at the airport. Basu claimed that an immigration officer took down her number and told her he would contact her if he found a suitable match.

'Get married and settle': Immigration officer turns matchmaker for woman at Dhaka airport, internet stunned
This groom made a live painting of his wife at their wedding

She stated, "Immigration officer at Dhaka airport after enquiring about me, my parents, my marital status and my profession has advised me to find a Bangladeshi boy, get married and ‘settle’ in Dhaka. He also noted my local ph no. and said he would be in touch if a ‘suitable match’ come up."

The post garnered a lot of reactions and comments on social media. Many cracked hilarious jokes and took jibes at the officer. “Never knew this was part of their job description," said one. Another stated, "Oh my goodness, this is the funniest thing I’ve read all morning!”

A third person opined, "Sounds like this officer has stakes in a ‘marriage bureau, start-up (dating service) as you call them in the West. I hope he will soon makes you an offer you cannot refuse.”

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