59% millennials prefer to marry only after family’s approval: Survey

The survey also highlighted a new trend wherein singles are playing an active role in planning their marriage. Asked if they would take the first step to initiate their marriage, 69% of people said yes.

sex and relationships Updated: Nov 17, 2017 18:25 IST
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When young singles were asked to rate life goals, marriage stood second in the ranking after career followed by buying a house, studying abroad and travelling the world.(AP)

Majority of millennials in India are open to finding love but want to get married after family’s approval, reveals a survey which found that as many as 59% of respondents would like to initiate, but would like to get family approval before they wed.

Matchmaking service www.shaadi.com conducted the survey to understand the changing mindset amongst singles and their approach towards marriage. The online poll -- which was conducted from November 1 to 10 -- received 7,398 responses from Indian men and women in ages ranging from 20-35 years, read a statement.

When young singles were asked to rate life goals, marriage stood second in the ranking after career followed by buying a house, studying abroad and travelling the world.

Overall, the survey highlights that marriage is an important life goal, and more and more singles are working towards fulfilling that goal. (Shutterstock)

The survey also highlighted a new trend wherein singles are playing an active role in planning their marriage.

Asked if they would take the first step to initiate their marriage, 69% of people said yes.

On being asked what type of marriage would they like to have, 59% said that would like to initiate, but would like to get family approval before the wedding. While 23% said “with a partner who I found”, 19% were willing to go for arranged marriage.

Overall, the survey highlights that marriage is an important life goal, and more and more singles are working towards fulfilling that goal.

Gourav Rakshit, CEO, Shaadi.com said: “Over the last couple of years we have witnessed a rising trend of individuals signing up on the platform, with over 75% of members seeking marriage partners for themselves and not for a family member... Our latest campaign reflects the story of every single person who dreams of a great Indian wedding, and encourages them to take the first step towards a happy planned marriage.”

First Published: Nov 17, 2017 18:25 IST