Yet, Pendharkar and the expanding millennial generation of Indian immigrants aren’t worried about this increasing trend, a fact evident by an increase in the average marital age of Indian immigrants, according to the Times of India.
However for her parents and the generation prior, the changing landscape of marriage as well as arranged marriage is troubling. There is no procedure, no decorum, and no etiquette.
century has embraced the digital age, developing new ways and opportunities to meet partners.
“Traditionally people searched a lot more by word of mouth, asking if a candidate is right for their child.
“We shouldn’t really call it arranged marriage anymore.
That direct communication arises from popular Indian matchmaking sites, such as Shaadi.com, that operate on the same platforms as U. In addition, these sites allow users to narrow their search to certain regions or castes in India, which is unique to these sites.
claims to have facilitated more than four million marriages.
Psychologist Saunia Ahmad is optimistic that a shift toward the digital model is promising and believes that by narrowing the search radius, more like-minded people are going to be paired. They are looking for like-minded individuals but they can’t always find that next door.
By using these sites to find those values, you create the best matches,” Ahmad said. Julia Bekker, who owns her own matchmaking firm, believes the industry has begun a shift away from arrangement towards giving their clients choice.