Marriage dating: Does it even exist?

Marriage as an institution has been around for long before our forefathers. Marriage is still one of the few institutions which continues to flourish and is based on a system of mutual belief, respect, commitment and adjustment. Commitment and adjustment are at the physical and, more importantly, at the emotional level. In the modern day of digital generation it has become even more important to know ones partner before tying the knot. With large number of people looking for their partners online and things moving forward faster, dating remains one of the means to know your would be partner.

How big is it in India

Marriage dating, or dating with marriage as the aim is a relatively newer trend in India. With matrimonial sites being the means of choice towards finding the perfect one and with most individuals preferring to do the “looking” on their own, dating becomes an essential. A study says that almost 30% of people in cities and metros, who date, are doing so with marriage in mind. Of course the numbers are much lesser in smaller towns and in the rural areas.

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What to keep in mind while Marriage Dating

While being a new concept and with the popularity of marriage dating increasing with time there are certain pitfalls. Marriage dating can lead people to be duped, can be unsafe and can also lead to heartbreak. Though these are more uncommon; certain dos and don’ts which one must keep in mind include; one must develop a sense of confidence in the person you are meeting for the first time. Beware of frauds. You should divulge information slowly over a period of time as it will keep you and your secrets safe and away from misuse. Also, initially you should meet with an aim to know more rather than fall in love. Also, have a wide network and meet maximum people even if at the same time. It will widen your horizons.

How Marriage dating helps

Marriage dating is a superb idea for those who are looking to tie the knot but don’t know the people they want to meet. It gives them the opportunity to meet and know more of the person before settling on them. You can never know a person enough, but dating gives you the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people and to know your own likes and dislikes as well as understand what your partner wants. It is an iterative process of knowing you own self.

While marriage itself can be difficult to enter, marriage dating ensures that you have enough time to make up your mind about the person. It’s here to stay and is a thing of the day.

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