Companionship Holds The Key to a Successful Marriage
Chennai, 5th April 2011: Today BharatMatrimony announces the result of their online survey on Changing Trends in Marriages which was conducted on the fall of Matrimony Day 14th April. The survey reflects the perception of the people and their changing outlook towards marriages.
More than 55 per cent of the nearly 5200 people who took part in the survey voted companionship as the most important ingredient for a successful marriage. Only 19 per cent believed that economic stability was more important for a successful marriage; physical intimacy came third with 10.3 per cent. Interestingly, only 5 per cent felt that it was necessary to have children for a marriage to be successful. About 10 per cent said that sharing the same religious beliefs were essential for marital success.
About 72 per cent of the respondents felt that companionship was more important than personal freedom.
Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO and Founder, BharatMatrimony, says “Companionship emerged as the most crucial element for success in a marriage in the survey organized in connection with Matrimony Day falling on April 14. The majority of the people who took part in our survey believed that marriage was a divine union that should not be broken. The survey indicates that Indians attach a lot of sacredness to their marriages while not being averse to shedding views that they consider outdated. The survey has captured the shifts in thinking and trends with respect to matrimony on a large scale.”
A whopping 64 per cent felt that marriage was a divine union that cannot be broken, about 24 per cent did not think so; 12 per cent were not so sure. Over 65 per cent felt that the meaning of marriage has changed over the years; 24 per cent did not agree.
Nearly 38 per cent of the respondents said that they would sacrifice their freedom for the sake of their marriage. But 28 per cent were not so sure. The remaining was clear that they would not give up their freedom to save their marriage. Reflecting a change in outlook, 34.5 per cent said that premarital sex was no longer a moral crime though 41.4 still frowned on it while 24 per cent did not commit to any views here. 34.5 per cent did not consider live-in relationships taboo; only 27 per cent disagreed; 38 per cent did not say ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Another surprising response was on pre-nuptial agreements. 48 per cent felt that it was necessary to safeguard individual freedom while 27.6 per cent disagreed.
Are married people happier than unmarried people? 41.4 per cent said yes while 34.5 replied in the negative; 24 per cent were not so sure. The most important reason for people to get into marriage was companionship. In fact an impressive 65.5 per cent voted for companionship as the no 1 reason for them to get into marriage. Other reasons like children, security, societal pressure and religious beliefs scored fairly low.
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