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you feel like you've got a sense of responsibility to meet a Zoroastrian and to help those numbers grow," says Ms Pourshasb, a 30-year-old HR advisor and member of the Australian Zoroastrian Association."It has definitely been challenging because already in the Sydney community you're faced with not a great number of bachelors to choose from, and the other thing is you grow up with them as though they're as close to you as family …so it'd feel weird to even see them as your partner." According to the 2016 Census results there are fewer than 3,000 Zoroastrians currently living in Australia.
Ms Pourshasb eventually met and fell in love with a Christian man.
He's hopeful that online technologies and database-wrangling matchmakers will not only help Zoroastrians like himself to find love, they'll bring new life to the faith.
When American businesswoman Darlene Daggett sued her matchmaking services firm last month for setting her up on a string of horrific dates, the news ricocheted around the world. For her US0,000, Ms Daggett, 62, was introduced to, among others, a man who passed out from a heart ailment on their first date, and a convicted felon.
Not nearly as fazed by these "dates from hell" was Melbourne-based columnist Helen Razer, who knows firsthand how perplexing — and amusing — dating as an older woman can be.
"I wondered if we would have sex surrounded by stuffed toys and family photos," Razer writes in The Helen 100, the book she released earlier this year, about the dating binge she undertook after her partner of 15 years up and left. It's what happened after one of Razer's dates, who had promised the columnist a night of mutually agreed upon "rough sex", sprung on her the news that his babysitting plans had fallen through.
"I thought maybe they are not having enough avenues to know that there are other young Parsis available."Unofficially, she now manages an international database of Zoroastrian bachelors and bachelorettes — an extensive list of names and numbers, careers and qualifications, ages and email addresses — that's shared with singles who are looking for love.