Love marriages are quite a trend these days and the saying “love can be found anywhere” is true, literally. To support the notion, we, at betterhalf.ai, hosted a survey where people shared their love stories and where they found each other. Contrary to what most of us might have thought, the world is tilting in the favour of online love marriages. We collected around 1,500 entries from Metros, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to get a grasp on where most of them find their better halves and found some interesting insights. Let’s take a look.
37.8% of Indians have got into love marriages. Let’s take a look at how they find their life partners.
We spend most of our time at work than at home, so getting attracted to colleagues is quite a possibility. This survey proves that 31.4% of Indians have indulged in an office romance to brew successful love stories. We came across some beautiful stories of couples meeting in office cabs, work stations, and most surprisingly, job interviews!
Pranice from Mumbai says “We met at a job interview. We both were candidates and copied the Aptitude test answers”
“We were working together in an organisation. In the section of males, my hubby was single and in females I was single. Luckily, we met each other and found love. That too Intercast marriage. My joining date was on 14th Feb 2007 on Valentine’s Day. This is how our love story started.” – SKJ, Ahmedabad
Childhood friends or college sweethearts
Getting married to your best friend is the best thing that could ever happen to someone. And looks like 22.5% of Indians were lucky enough to fall in love with their childhood friends or college sweethearts.
“We were best enemies turned best friends turned love birds studying in the same college” – Richa, Vadodara
Just like any other Bollywood movie, for 21.3% of Indians, a best friend played the role of cupid. A mutual friend holds a special power of insight and proves to be a natural matchmaker, most of the time.
Neha from Agra says, “We met through a common friend when we went to watch Ghajini and she knew we are a perfect couple before we even thought that way.”
Raise your hands if you loved the concept of Orkut. Damn, we’ve made so many friends, moderated so many forums, had so many crushes, sent and received a trillion scraps each day on Orkut. Not just that, Yahoo messenger has played the role of cupid too in some stories and we’ve one such story from Swaranjanli, “We both met coincidentally through the internet. He found my resume on the desktop of one of a cybercafe in Kalyan and added me as his friend on yahoo messenger. We were strangers but started liking each other only by chatting. After 2 years of online love, we got married 😊🤩”
If you think social media is only limited to Instagram and Facebook, let’s see what Arriana from Shimla has to say, “I met him from one of the famous gaming app called CLASH OF CLANS(COC). I was the leader of the clan and he came to my clan to challenge me into a war fight. Next thing we know we already started falling for each other 😄”
The concept of finding a life partner on a dating app is comparatively new to India, and most people believe it’s merely for either hook-ups or flings but surprisingly 3.7% of Indians have found their love on the dating apps. The times are changing, definitely!
Other interesting places
Love can happen anytime, anywhere and 11.6% of Indians agree to that. We found some really intriguing love stories of people meeting in temples, court, random trips, airports, bus stops, libraries, workshops, cafes, clubs, etc. We’ve picked some of our favorite stories to savor with y’all!
“I was at a night out party with my friends at a resort and he came with his group of friends. I kept looking at him the whole night since we were all at the pool. Suddenly I saw a common friend and asked him to tell my now hubby that I was interested in him. My husband turned it down and that was the end of it. I didn’t bother, kept partying with my friends. The next day all changed, we connected on FB and then exchanged the numbers and 5 years later we are happily married expecting our first child 😊– Azia, Mumbai
“We had both signed up for a three-month weekend workshop. We only saw each other for the first week and from the next week on, we became friends. It has been six years since that day, and now we are happily married for a year and a half.” – Hemali, Aurangabad
“We became pen friends through newspaper” – Ivy, Siliguri
“Through a mobile phone (unknown message made us live together)” – Roopa, Bangalore
“Just got a call, which was the wrong number and ultimately became the right one!” – Hemal, Mumbai
“I met my hubby by coincidence during a bus trip in 2003. We had gone for family functions. After 1.5 hrs our bus got punctured. We saw each other while we were waiting for another vehicle. He coincidentally sat beside me, talking to my mom & brother. In 2 hrs journey, we liked each, dated for 5 years & finally in 2008 we got married. In short “SAFAR ME HUMSAFAR “MIL GAYA – Avani, Vadodara
“I met him when at a shop I used to recharge my phone. He owned the currency shop. After a few meetings, we fell in love and now are married.” – Mehak, Davengere
Aren’t these love stories beautiful?
Now, going forward, let’s take a look at the distribution of marriages in India. 38.7% of people have done love marriages.
Other than purely love marriages, family & relatives always reigned the decisions and continue to do so. A larger share of people are also opting matrimony sites, classifieds and centers to find their life partners. But we’re glad that people are turning towards love marriages these days with 38.7% distribution.
And surprisingly, Tier 2 cities have 38.2% and Tier 3 cities have 35.8% of love marriages. Surprising, isn’t it? Well, that’s something to celebrate as India is being progressive by letting the youth take decisions for themselves and we, at Betterhalf are all hearts! <3
If you too believe in love marriages and are looking to find a life partner with whom you can spend the rest of your life, Join us on Betterhalf.ai and find the one you’ve been looking for!