I wear a Bindi because it looks good. The face gets completely altered when I wear it. It takes on a serene, soft look. Without it, I act and feel like a demon. :-)
Thank you for the BA. Peace be unto you too.
(I am an Indian male) Bindi is more of a fashion accessory nowadays. Earlier, it used to signify "I am married" when a woman wore it.
I avoid religious organizations that use superficial means to mark themselves. Vanity is a character flaw. It's a formal case of gang membership marking. A solid religion would only require a good show of character and would only stand out with good conduct and constructive works.