"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.
Samina (not her real name) is 32-year-old lawyer in Manchester and her experiences are typical of many Asian women.
"My friend Sarah is white and we're both around the same age and single," she says.
In 2005 the government recorded just over 10,000 women coming to the UK from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as part of a marriage.
Whatever the reasons are for marrying a woman from "back home", it leaves an even smaller pool of men for British Asian women to fish in.
For British Asian females, who are facing a shrinking pool of eligible men, Bridget Jones had it easy.However, a parent's idea of a suitable boy or girl can of course be very different to what their offspring has in mind.For young British Asian Maha Khan, setting up an Asian speed dating company was an obvious move.I can personally vouch that for every miserable, white Bridget Jones singleton out there, there is a brown Bridget having a worse time.Many young British Asian women, be they Muslim, Sikh or Hindu, are struggling to find a life partner.'Shade-ism' "Successful, career-focussed Asian women want to find their equal," she says.