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  • Gurpreet Singh

The trials and tribulations of dating while Sikh

Updated: May 19, 2021

A young Singh in the UK has been in the spotlight the last few days after his appearance on a dating television show called Take Me Out. I just heard about it a show on BBC Radio 1 hosted by Nihal, which you can listen to in its entirety here. Nihal speaks with Param, the dating show contestant, and takes comments from listeners, who discuss Paramâ™s appearance on the show and more generally whether turban-wearing Sikh men are discriminated against when it comes to dating and marriage. As you will see in the clip below, as soon as Param comes out, 20 of the 30 women turn their lights off, indicating no interest in him. One woman who left her light on said she is interested in him because she could use Paramâ™s turban to store her phone.



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