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Sad virtual reality: Indians more comfortable socialising online

About 38% Indians are either just acquaintances with their neighbour or they do not even know their neighbours at all.

sex and relationships Updated: Oct 17, 2015 13:29 IST
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About 38% Indians are either just acquaintances with their neighbour or they do not even know their neighbours at all. (Shutterstock)

Indians are addicted to internet and that is no news. News, however, is that one-third of the country’s below-35 people feel more comfortable socialising online than in real life, according to a new survey.

The survey conducted by Kissanpur reveals that 65% respondents in Bengaluru said they are more comfortable with virtual socialising, followed by 33% respondents from Mumbai reiterating the same.

As many as 70% of the respondents in Bengaluru and 43% in Mumbai say they get to know about the lives of their friends and relatives mainly online.

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When it comes to children, 53% Indians believe that their wards need coaxing or take very long to make new friends. This trend is largely seen in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Lucknow.

Furthermore, 38% Indians are either just acquaintances with their neighbour or they do not even know their neighbours at all. This number is significantly higher in Bengaluru with 68% agreeing with this observation, followed by Delhi and Lucknow.

They are mere strangers who share a courtesy smile or meet casually in the elevator. Some don’t even know their neighbour’s names.