In the report, 45 percent of respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset
For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships have been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey. In short, a news app, conducted a poll in the second week of May capturing the views of 1.4 lakh netizens — 80 percent being in the age group of 18-35 years, read a statement.
According to the survey, more than 80 percent millennials think that live-in relationships are still considered a taboo in Indian society while more than 47 percent Indians are of the opinion that marriage is better when choosing between marriage and lifelong live-ins.
More than 80 percent of Indians said that they do support live-ins as a way of life. Out of these, 26 percent of millennials went a step ahead and said that they would choose lifelong live-ins as an option over marriages. On the other hand, 86 percent of Indians are of the opinion that lust is not the sole reason behind live-ins and more than 45 percent say that it is more of compatibility testing before marriage.
In the report, 45 percent of respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset.
Azhar Iqbal, CEO, and Co-founder, In short, said: “Live-in relationships, even after being legally recognized by the government, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey was focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.”
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