New Delhi: Finding a suitable life partner is not easy in today’s busy and hectic life. Online portals are helping more and more people find their life partners. Interestingly, twice as many boys compared to girls are getting registered on these portals. 69% men and 31% women are registered on matrimonial websites.
35 per cent registrations from small cities
Maximum registrations on these sites are done by youths who are IT, finance, or engineering professionals. Contrary to popular conception, about 35% registrations on matrimonial sites come from towns and villages.
10 per cent marriages through online sites
Registration on matrimonial sites is expected to increase at the rate of 60% annually. About one crore marriages are solemnised every year in India and out of them the contribution of matrimonial sites is at present less than 10%. According to industry chamber ASSOCHAM, the market of online matrimonial search was about Rs 2400 crore in 2017-18, which is expected to rise to Rs 6000 crore by 2020.
(Story by Dharmendra Singh Bhadoria)