An online survey has revealed what young Indians are looking for in their prospective life partners.
A social media study 'Girls Are Ok, Are Guys,' conducted by online matchmaking brand Bharat Matrimony, attempted to bust some myths about what is acceptable to girls when it comes to finding a life partner.
The survey witnessed over 2,100 responses.
Bharat Matrimony posed 10 'Are You Ok' questions to girls including "if the guy is a mamma's boy", "someone who doesn't like shopping, "someone who leaves stuff all over the house", "someone who's younger to you!"
Some of the key insights from the survey:
# A whopping 97 percent of girls said that they were ok to marry a guy younger than them.
# 80 percent girls said they had no problem marrying 'a mamma's boy' and it definitely did not mean they lack independence in life.
# 95 percent (60 per cent girls, 35 per cent guys) said that were fine living in a joint family.
# 90 percent of the girls said they would leave the room as it is until he cleaned the room he had messed up!
# 'Lack of patience' and 'boredom' were main reasons why guys don't like to accompany girls for shopping.
# Women said they would emotionally blackmail a guy or cook a nice meal for him when they wished to get the TV remote in their hands!
# Attitude and understanding are more important than looks while choosing a life partner, the survey revealed.
# Guys don't need to sacrifice their hobbies and can continue to play cricket or pursue other games and arts even after marriage.
# Most girls felt that their individuality needs to be respected and that they should not be compared with the guy's mother.
# 85 percent girls prefer to find a life partner who lives closer to their hometown since they can continue to spend time with their parents even after marriage.
Kaushik Tiwari, VP-head marketing at Bharat Matrimony said, "Our social media campaign was to dispel myths about what girls are okay with when it comes to marriage. The campaign offered a platform to build conversations around this and the results were surprising. It helps girls and guys understand each other better."
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