Gone are the days when parents would ask the priest, close family and friends, community leaders or elders to suggest a suitor for their son or daughter. Going to a marriage broker who demands their commission first is also approved. With the advent of technology, matrimonial sites have come into play, making ‘cupid’ a thing of the past. They offer free matchmaking and dating services. The ancient Indian tradition of arranged marriage in which the parents first choose the partner and the children have to agree has also come a long way, due to marriage sites offering online matchmaking.
Although different people have different opinions about online marriage and dating sites, there are some distinct advantages that this type of matchmaking offers:
Economical – Save time and money
Parents don’t have to travel long distances to see the suitor or initiate the marriage because they can easily find a handful of individual profiles that fit their requirements. The sending and receiving of photos and biodata has been replaced by email. Thus, matrimonial sites are economical in terms of time, money and efforts.
Matrimonial sites have large databases of suitors. You are not limited in options based on personal networks of friends and family, and can find suitors from all walks of life. There are many profiles available with interests and goals similar to yours, this will give you many options to help you make the right decision.
They are easily accessible from any Internet connection and have a user-friendly interface. Today’s young people are tech-savvy and have no time to waste on meetings with marriage brokers. They can use matrimonial sites or mobile apps where finding profiles is easy and convenient.
Most marriage sites have blogs that answer your questions, provide advice, and give insight into every essential detail related to dating and planning a wedding. From pre-wedding jitters to the reception and after party, it’s all explained. Some sites even offer live counseling for new couples.
If you are afraid that the whole world will know that you are looking for a partner, forget all your worries as these matrimonial sites offer secrecy and anonymity. Some sites allow you to keep a private profile, which can only be viewed by your matches and not by the public.
All profiles on these sites are safe and secure. They are also verified by the site. The chances of you coming across a fake profile are very low. One gets a profile only after applying for membership, which is a vetting process.
If you are looking for a certain background and a certain quality in your partner, all you have to do is provide your specifications and you will get filtered results. Example: If you are from the Sikh community and are looking for a Sikh Jatt who is a banker in Delhi, you can tell the site these requirements and it will show you all the matches.
easy to communicate
Fortunately, you don’t have to send letters through regular mail like in the old days. Now, you can just sit in front of your computer and have a live chat with your suitor. If someone you find on the site catches your eye, you can have a live text or video chat with them.
You get detailed information about the person, including if it is their second marriage, if they are a non-resident Indian, etc. Profiles are informative and give you every little piece of information, and all information provided is honest and accurate. In this way, you will be able to search through different profiles and decide who you want to spend your time getting to know before deciding who to marry.
Matrimonial sites have made the long quest to find a perfect match much easier. If you or someone you know is considering getting married soon, ask them to visit different websites to discover which ones best suit their dating needs.