Although most of us are still used to traditional dating, it’s really hard to argue against the ever-growing popularity of online dating. More and more people join these sites these days, especially in densely populated countries such as India.
That being said, it’s clear that not everyone has come in contact with online dating sites and the processes that take place there. That’s why we wanted to share with you what people in Karnataka – one of the biggest online dating hubs in India – look for on dating sites.
Breaking The Tradition
Online dating in India has been in a very controversial state for quite some time. This is mostly due to the fact that even though arranged marriage is a big tradition in India, online dating still managed to grow immensely despite promoting choice and spontaneous romance.
This can be applied to the whole country, but the best example of how these two things can coexist comes from the state of Karnataka.
Bengaluru, as the capital of the state, is where most of the online dating happens. This city is home to 8.4 million residents (out of the state’s 61 million total), with roughly half of them being singles looking for love online.
This means that not only are there numerous potential partners to choose from, but also that people are looking for a lot of different things here, and we’re going to look into some of them.
As we’ve said before, true love goes shoulder-to-shoulder with arranged marriage, which is exactly what’s happening on online dating sites in Karnataka: people are looking for both romance and marriage out of mutual benefit, which makes the Karnataka’s online dating scene very diverse.
Now that we’ve established that the love-to-arranged marriage ratio is pretty balanced in this state at the moment, it’s time to go further into details and check out what qualities do people from Karnataka look for in their potential partners.
No matter what type of relationship they are looking for, we can guarantee you that every single person in Karnataka values honesty above all else in their future partner.
Being truthful and not lying are qualities we look for in friends and lovers alike.
The conflict between the modern and the traditional is also reflected on online dating sites. Some people value your respect for tradition, others will find your outgoing personality as the best possible attribute they can ask for in a partner – it all depends on what you’re looking for, as well.
There are a lot of differences not only between people in Karnataka, but also between dating services.
Although we can’t really tell what the majority prefers, we did notice that about 50% of online dating users would rather go for a free dating site, while the other half doesn’t mind paying for this type of service.
Finally, let’s not forget age and education.
As it is with arranged marriages and true romance, people in Karnataka also look for different things when it comes to how old their partners can be and how high their education goes.
This adds diversity to the online dating scene, but it also allows all people to have equal chances at finding a partner in Karnataka.