Indians prefer arranged marriages - survey

2012-08-29 21:03

New Delhi - An overwhelming majority of Indians prefer marriages arranged by family members instead of "love matches", a survey showed on Wednesday, despite rapid social change in the country over recent decades.

A total of 74% of respondents from across India voted in favour of traditional "arranged" marriages, according to the poll by private television channel NDTV.

The channel commissioned Ipsos, a market research agency, to conduct a field survey of 30 000 people of all ages across 18 states.

Parents in India often choose husbands or wives for their children, although the trend for "love marriages" has grown during India's economic transformation.

The survey also found 89% of Indians preferred living in an extended family set-up rather than a "nuclear" family comprising only parents and children.

  • yolande.rwaai - 2012-08-29 21:53

    Fuuny enough, these arranged marriages actually last longer than the \love matches\

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-08-30 07:36

      India with a population of over a billion people have fewer divorces than we do.Something is working there.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-08-29 22:02

    Definitely a monetary,decision.

  • rinesh.ramjettan - 2012-08-30 07:50

    @ Jo.Barton.92 - its called the Kamasutra!!!

  • preshen.govender.90 - 2012-08-30 08:29

    What if you get arranged marriage and you have out your wife has three nipples?

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-08-30 11:49

      Did you just watch total recall ?

  • zaatheist - 2012-08-30 09:08

    Did they survey men or women?

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-30 10:41

    Not so different from sane Africans.

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