'Indian Matchmaking' Season 3: Arti Lalwani finds love on dating app after failed attempts with Sima Taparia
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Arti Lalwani made it clear from the start that she is a strong, independent, and successful woman who theoretically doesn't need a man. However, it was her father's dream for her to settle down and find marital bliss. After his death on July 23, 2021, Arti decided it was finally time to take the leap. She certainly wasn't ready to have a family, but she sincerely wanted someone to share not just her deepest, truest self, but also her whole life experience. When Sima Taparia entered the picture, Arti made it obvious that her possible husband should have a decent family background and be at least as motivated in his entire lifestyle as she is.
Season 3 of Netflix's 'Indian Matchmaking' lives up to its title and prior chapters in every manner possible, giving viewers a genuine understanding of what dating is like in the Indian community. After all, it focuses mostly around Mumbai, India-based top matchmaker Sima and her efforts to assist lovelorn people from all around the world in finding their perfect, forever spouses. Arti, a Miami native, was among them. If you're looking for info about her romance with Jamal and their present situation, we've got you covered.
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Sima fails to find a match for Arti
Arti had insisted on a US-raised spouse. However, she also wanted someone from a comparable cultural background - someone who'd have a better grasp of who she is - while still being kind and confident. There was also the fact that her jeweler father preferred a suitor from the Sindhi community because of their shared heritage, but she believed that an Indian is an Indian and wasn't too choosy about it.
Arti was therefore offered with suitors Ashman Murti from California and Avinash Shingwani from New York, but the distance, along with the dry chats, made it very evident that neither courtship would work out.
Arti turns to dating app
Arti's dates with Sima's picks were so poor that she considered abandoning the experiment to pursue a career in compliance at a cyber-security business, only to run across Jamal on her own. "I think I joined it [a dating app] on a Thursday," she revealed in the Netflix original production, before adding she met Jamal the following Tuesday, just five days later.
"Literally, [Jamal] had this kickboxing picture and I used to kickbox, so that was one of the things that really attracted me to him," Arti explained. "I liked him back. At the end of the day, he’s cute." She had been seeking a coach to get back into the sport for a while, and when she texted Jamal, she didn't expect it to lead to much more. As it turned out, they lived just four blocks away from each other. They met that night at a local Costco, where Arti helped Jamal shop for groceries and pizza – her perfect date as a Costco lover.
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Even though they appeared to be a wonderful match at every turn, things weren't always simple for the couple. Jamal is a Muslim from Pakistan, and even though they weren't counting on conflicts considering Arti's elder sister had married a Muslim as well, this wasn't the case. She was particularly worried about what her father would think. The pair was finally able to move on from this, though, as Arti realized her father would undoubtedly change his mind in a matter of weeks after discovering Jamal made her genuinely happy.
"[Jamal] makes me laugh," Arti said once. She continued, "When he’s not around, I kind of miss where he is… He gets what I want in our future, and everything matches up. We spend so much time together that some days he’s just super annoying, but I really like him, and I really can see it."
As a result, it should come as no surprise that Arti and Jamal's families eventually welcomed them as well. This prompted Jamal to finally act upon what he knew he wanted from the beginning: marrying Arti. The fact that he designed the ring himself, since he knew her father had promised to do so, made things even more wonderful. So, around a year after they started dating, he got down on one knee at the pier, and she said yes without a moment's hesitation.
Arti can frequently be seen wearing her ring in tagged posts, indicating she and Jamal are happily engaged. They have also been visible on each other's Instagram feeds since the beginning of 2022, and in March, they all joined Niraj Mehta and Shital Patel to celebrate Holi. However, there are currently no known developments regarding their wedding.
'Indian Matchmaking' Season 3 is available for streaming only on Netflix.