So, does this mean that the end of arranged marriages is just round the corner?If you just nodded your head in agreement, think again!
The idea of finding your match through dating has caught on in a big way!
Some of us even hail this trend as a sign of women’s liberation. Some young, educated, Indians are disgusted at the thought of being “sold and traded” by their parents through matrimony sites.
Parents with limited personal/friend networks don’t have any other option other than to use these online matrimony sites.
Matrimony sites have themselves to blame for just mimicking archaic practices and making them available online.
By Srinivas Krishnaswamy: With changing lifestyle, increasing urbanization, greater exposure to western culture and media, our opinions about love and marriages are changing rapidly.
When it comes to arranged marriages, Indians seem to have a love-hate relationship!
There are several reasons why arranged marriages can have a polarizing effect on our society.
One of the torch bearers of this rapidly changing attitude towards arranged marriages is the phenomenal growth of dating apps and dating sites.
We drive around in fancy, state-of-the-art cars but make sure we have a Ganesha idol on the dashboard.
You would have noticed that wedding rituals have been evolving with every generation discarding some practices and embracing new traditions.
For example, my grandparents had a 5-day wedding while mine was over in a day.