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My wedding, my way: Single women want to write their own marital vows

sex and relationships Updated: Jul 29, 2016 09:17 IST

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A majority of single women want to continue to support their parents and family even after getting married. (HT photo)

Redefining traditions and gender roles, a majority of single Indian women want to write their wedding vows themselves, support their parents after marriage, want their partners to share the domestic workload and continue to go after their dreams all their lives, finds a recent survey.

Matrimonial website asked single Indian men if they would want to write their own wedding vows. 54.1% said “yes” while 45.9% said “no”. When single Indian women were asked the same, 65.3% said “yes” while 34.7% said “no”.

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When married Indian women were asked if they would “rewrite their wedding vows” if given a chance, 30.5% said “no,” followed by 25.6% saying “maybe,” and 43.9% answering “yes”.

When married Indian men were asked about the same, 39.5% said “no,” followed by 36.4% people saying “maybe”, while 24.1% said “yes”.

The current generation knows exactly what it wants and has its own set of strong beliefs, finds a recent survey. (Shutterstock)

On the other hand, when single women were asked “if they want to write their own vows, what it would be like?” 38.5% said they “would continue to support their parents and family”, followed by 36.2% who said they “would share their lives together and continue to chase their dreams”, and 25.3% who said they “wouldn’t change their identity”.

When Indian men were asked the same, 36.1% said they “would treat in-laws as their own parents”, followed by 33.7% said they “would never compare their wife’s cooking with their mom’s,” and 30.2% said they “would share household chores”.

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This online survey received over 15,700 responses from Indians (men and women; single and married) ranging from age 25 to 36 years.

“This survey re-affirms our belief that this generation knows exactly what they want. They have their own set of strong beliefs. Our quest is to help such like minded singles discover each other,” Gourav Rakshit, Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement.

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