Indian mothers are now more open to children finding love on dating apps: Survey

For most desi millennials, it’s virtually inconceivable that their parents would be cool whether they’re on a dating site or using a dating app. Most parents want when their sons and daughters reach “marriageable” age, they will take the traditional route of finding a life partner through an arranged marriage.

But times have changed, and Millennials and Gen Z are now in control of their love lives, making their own decisions about when and how (and with whom) to get married. Thus, many parents have warmed to the idea that their children are independent.

Interestingly, a recent survey of 5,000 young men and women across the country found that 50% of millennials and millennials now feel comfortable having their children find mates. on dating apps.

Conducted by the dating app TrulyMadly, the survey also found that 86% of Delhi mothers are increasingly approving love marriage for their children.

Other key findings include:

* Over 45 percent of those surveyed said their mothers were more worried about their marriage than their fathers, which is true for both men and women.

* Almost 70 percent of women and 80 percent of men surveyed in Tier 1 and 2 cities said their mothers were in favor of romantic marriage, indicating greater acceptability of choice when it comes to “To settle”.

* Less than 20 percent of respondents said their mothers “didn’t know about dating apps,” and only seven percent said their mothers didn’t favor them.

* In non-metropolitan cities like Jaipur, Indore and Lucknow, mothers are defending their daughters’ choice with 55% of them saying men are under more pressure to marry. But, for 53 percent of women working in subways like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata, mothers continue to pressure them to marry.

* In addition, 60 percent of those polled think that mothers always prioritize marriage over career and education for their daughters, compared to 46 percent who think mothers prioritize marriage over career and education for their children. son ; 54 percent said mothers were more worried about their son’s career and education.

* Despite the positive changes, 22% of those polled expressed inhibitions in discussing the use of dating apps, indicating apprehensions among the younger generation whether they will be approved by their parents.

Snehil Khanor, Co-Founder and CEO of TrulyMadly said: “I think a lot of this development is due to our society’s continued efforts to advocate for women’s rights, reduce gender discrimination and raise awareness against gender-based discrimination. gender stereotypes. These results clearly reflect one thing – that mothers, who are often assumed to be shackled to age-old societal rules, have managed to largely get rid of them. Given the role mothers play in marriage decision-making, it is safe to assume that the younger generation, who appeared to be deprived of their rights to the institution of marriage, will consider it more actively. in the years to come.

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