A Bengaluru girl turned into social media’s newest rage after she turned down a marriage proposal because the prospective groom had a disliking for dogs.

Soon after Karishma Walia posted her final WhatsApp conversation with her suitor on Facebook, it went viral and created a buzz on social media.

Originally from Bengaluru, Karishma currently works with Delloitte India in Gurgaon.

“It was an arranged marriage set-up. This guy was good to talk to, well-to-do and pretty good looking, but when I told him that I wanted to bring my dog with me after marriage, he wasn’t keen on it,” Karishma Walia was quoted by Times of India as saying.

When Karishma told her suitor about her desire and love for her dog, he texted, “I don’t want a dog to come in my love life and not share the same bed… That’s for sure… And my mom doesn’t like dogs in general.”

Karishma, a passionate animal lover, did not think twice before clearly indicating how much Lucy, her dog meant for her. Incidentally, Lucy even shares her surname – Walia.

The prospective groom tried to convince Karishma suggesting that her love for the pet could be a temporary phase. Karishma did not take too kindly to it texted back, saying, “Having a dog is definitely not a temporary phase. I can’t abandon my dog for anyone.”


Annoyed with her reply, her suitor texted: “I am sorry to say this. But please marry the dog in that case.”

“He couldn’t digest the fact that a dog can be someone’s priority. I am OK with not marrying, but I am not OK with abandoning my dog,” said Karishma.

While people are lauding her for taking a stand for her loving pet, Karishma’s parents told her that they still think that her decision was wrong and that the guy was an excellent match for her.

Karishma’s Facebook profile and her posts clearly show her love for dogs. Her profile bio reads, “For my dog, I am the only one. And that’s all that matters.”