"I'm independent and successful and it's daunting to think I might have to up sticks and move to another town to move in with my in-laws as soon as I'm married." Matchmakers Statistics seem to be against Asian women too.The last census showed that more British Asian men are marrying outside of their ethnic group than British Asian women.
One website offers a drop-down menu of skin shades.
"Wheatish" appears to be one of the most common categories, with a choice of "wheatish", "wheatish medium" or "wheatish brown".
Alongside their white peers they have delayed marriage, putting education and careers first.
Brown Bridgets, however, have more to moan about, working around religious and cultural limits leaves them with a small pond to fish in when it comes to finding their Mr Right.
Despite the many challenges, including shade-ism, that British Asian women face, many find suitable partners and enjoy happy marriages.