No relationship right now is as accelerated as Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s. But I feel like moving fast is the popular speed these days. Is it because the world is a sh-thole and we feel like we’re running out of time? Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas adopted a puppy together after dating just over six months. They got engaged two months after that. She was 21 at the time. And now another Jonas seems to be on the same timeline. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra started dating around Memorial Day weekend. Two weeks after that he took her to a family wedding. For the last week or so they’ve been in India, visiting her family and also attending family events and friends’ engagement parties, hanging out with Bollywood elite, and the Indian media has been covering every angle.
I got an email from a reader called G who tells me that this is a big deal in Indian culture. You don’t just bring anyone home. It was a big deal when I was growing up too, in a Chinese home. My Chinese friends and I used to laugh about this all the time, seeing our white friends having a boyfriend or girlfriend over every grade through school and it wasn’t a thing at all but if we did that with our Chinese family, we’d either have to be planning a wedding or … nothing. Nothing as in I don’t even know what the “or” is in this case because we’d be too scared sh-tless to find out. I can’t even think about it without feeling like my ma is glaring at my back ready to fry my ass.
If you are of South Asian background and can add to this, have thoughts on this, please do share. The point is… Priyanka and Nick… it’s really, really, REALLY serious, right?