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so it'd feel weird to even see them as your partner." According to the 2016 Census results there are fewer than 3,000 Zoroastrians currently living in Australia.
The community is so small it makes up 0.01 per cent of the national population.
The 26-year-old says it's his preference to marry a member of the faith, but it's not a prerequisite. It's estimated there are 200,000 Zoroastrians worldwide with the majority (around 60,000) residing in India.
"Zoroastrians came to India about 200 years after the advent of Islam in Persia [because] there was a lot of oppression and religious conversion," Ms Havewala explains.
"About seven years ago, it struck me very badly [that] a lot of our youngsters are getting married outside the community," Ms Havewala explains.
"I thought maybe they are not having enough avenues to know that there are other young Parsis available."Unofficially, she now manages an international database of Zoroastrian bachelors and bachelorettes — an extensive list of names and numbers, careers and qualifications, ages and email addresses — that's shared with singles who are looking for love.
For Ms Havewala, the declining Parsi population in India is particularly worrying.
Zoroastrianism was the official religion of Persia, its birthplace, for more than a millennium, but today the community is a fraction of its former size, and that's raising serious concerns about the future of the faith.
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She said anyone feeling vulnerable should just hunker down and wait out the marketing storm."It's 24 hours, you can do it," she said."You can get through pretty much anything in 24 hours, so that's probably the best advice."Tom Mc Donald said he refused to buy into the hype."I think if you're in love with someone you show that every day and Valentine's Day to me is just another day."I wouldn't try to get someone, be with someone just for Valentine's Day, no."Dr Rosewarne said Valentine's Day was a holiday that was all about coupledom."If you're not exposed to enough images in social life about the importance of being coupled, Valentine's Day slams that idea home."That then reminds people who aren't coupled that they're some way deficient and they may seek to remedy that by going online, because we've got to a point in our culture where pretty much online dating is packaged as the only game in town now."Edwina Luck from the Queensland University of Technology said the marketing around Valentine's Day had become intense.
The shops are filled with flowers, teddies and the vaguely romantic restaurants are booking out."It's not only the day — it's the lead-up to it because it's a few weeks out and we start getting hit with emails or TV commercials, or whatever media you're watching and listening to, and that's when that stress comes out," Dr Luck said."Because people start to think, 'How am I going to find someone?
Zarin Havewala doesn't call herself a professional matchmaker, but her track record suggests otherwise.