With time, and the lack of it in our everyday lives, more and more people looking for a life partner are beginning to use the internet, more specifically, matrimony sites to find their ideal partner. Matrimonial sites have been highly popular amongst both young marriageable adults and middle-aged eligible population.
However, there has always been a few common and stubborn myths around matrimony sites.
In India, several successful and reputed matrimony websites have been increasingly serving eligible brides and grooms, and an ever-increasing number of people create accounts and connect to potential partners through such bonafide and secure sites. However, some say it’s too complicated and time consuming a procedure, yet some others say it’s embarrassing, while some others claim that such spaces on the internet aren’t safe and teaming with creepy anonymous fake users.
We feel it’s high time to clear up the air and debunk these misconceptions and popular myths about online matrimonial websites.
Hence, here are the top 5 myths related to the online matrimony sites that one often hears from friends and family –
Myth 1: Online Matrimony Sites Are a total waste of time
Though some people prefer to arduously believe that joining a matrimonial site for e-arrange marriage is an utter waste of time, effort and money, yet the truth is in today’s fast-paced world e-arranged matrimonial meets are less time consuming compared to elaborate, formal, in person, offline arrangements. More and more Indian youth are joining matrimonial sites merely to reduce the endless hassle of a traditional matchmaking process. They can meet several profile holders within a much shorter period, have detailed interactions with the prospective person within the convenient meeting space online and take the process to offline only if the preliminary results are satisfying. This turns the entire process significantly less time consuming and effortless.
Myth 2. No one in real life ever found their spouse online
Well, maybe you don’t know them. Perhaps your circle is small. But trust us, there are umpteen couples, not just globally, but even in India who found and married their life partner online.
Those who believe these matrimonial sites are only for young, immature enthusiasts (or even players) joining the sites simply for fun and light flings with others online but not focused on finding a life partner might be in for a surprise. While it’s true only with regards to a small portion of individuals joining these sites, who might be not serious in their approach, yet in India, the number of serious seekers who not only find but even finally tie the knot with their prospective online groom or bride is increasing by the year. The success stories of online matrimonial services can be easily verified through the sites’ analytics and testimonials.
It must also be reckoned with that one has multiple times more chances of finding a suitable match online as compared to offline as here there is always a way the larger community of eligible brides and grooms. The wide range of prospective connections available on any reputed matrimonial site is vast and not limited to one’s geographic region, class, caste, ethnicity or set social circles. That’s more so why Indian youth today are increasingly finding success in finding their Ideal life partner even if on long distance relationship made possible only by the matrimonial sites.
Myth 3: Such a profile is embarrassing for one if Real Life peers and friends found out their profile
Firstly, with an increasing number of Indian youth registering for online matrimony services, the idea of embarrassment in being a part of such a growing community is an old, outdated concern to be honest. But even if some still felt nagging issues about being found out by family, friends or social circles, the good news is most reputed sites allow varied security options whereby one can easily choose to hide their profile from unregistered people and people outside the site. In the days of social site boom, thanks to Facebook, tinder, snapchat, and instagram, more people are growing comfortable being seen online by a larger community. This too has been breaking down this shyness about matrimonial site membership.
Myth 4. Matrimonial websites are filled with fake creep accounts
Again, this assumption is pretty outdated. This would have been the scenario about a decade back when matrimonial services were only beginning to make their appearance. At that phase, many frivolous people with insincere and less than transparent agendas did sign in to create fake anonymous profiles to “just have some fun.” But a decade later, with technological advancements and increased social site security norms in place, most new age matrimonial sites today have very stringent verification processes, robust vigilance teams, and strict rules for members and it makes it pretty tough for random fake profiles to lurk around unchecked. Such counterfeit profiles are weeded out from most reputed sites through dedicated and regular quality control measures. Today your chances of encountering random, creepy fake profiles on any of the reputed nationally recognized matrimonial sites are remote.
Myth 5: Online matrimonial sites are for older people only
Often the other misnomer is that younger people aren’t interested in online matrimony sites and such services are preferred mostly by more former clients who have failed in finding a good match due to Age and other factors, through the traditional offline method working via the family priest or social network in the real world. However, a quick survey of these sites will reveal that online matrimonial services work best for the younger population who being at their most eligible, marriageable age, receive interests and responses from prospective profiles faster and on more significant numbers.
It is merely a prejudice to assume that e-arrange marriage is only for the so-called lesser eligible population, or just for the older people, divorced or widowers. Many young suitable grooms and brides regularly find their life partner at the Prime of their youth through online matrimonial sites.
In conclusion, myths can be many. Only when you check the online matrimony sites out can you be sure of the baselessness of these myths. So if you’re looking for a prospective bride or groom, then do choose to register with a reputed matrimony site and experience the process first hand.