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Marriage Trends in the Digital Age

Marriage Trends in the Digital Age

Ground Report| New Delhi: Marriage Trends in Digital Age; In the era of this digital age, Marriages in India have seen a significant trend that has not been noted in any other decade. Marriages are considered holy and sacred. India being a diversified country is a witness to many cultures and traditional marriage ceremonies.

In the modern-day period, the entire world is running on the tips of the internet, and India is no exception. The millennials and generation z are both seeking education, jobs, and even love via the internet.

Finding Love on Social Media

Many youngsters, especially the gen z is seeking love either through social media, Instagram, or Snapchat or through dating apps like tinder and bumble. What’s fascinating is that most of them are anxious about dating within the urban spectrum. However, most being part of the pop culture thrives on dating. These individuals are keen on dating rather than marriage.

Some individuals do find love on social media and go on to marry the same while others seem to just be into dating. In this pop culture, marriage for the gen z is not a priority and rather insists on taking time to find love than an arranged marriage.

A survey suggests that included 2000 male and female urban cities candidates were asked about their priorities and marriage didn’t even stand in the top five, while their priority is “being themselves”. Gen z is also more accepting of living in relationships than the earlier generations.

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Arranged Marriages in the Digital Age

Marriages in the digital era are either done through ads or matrimonial sites. Many individuals of the modern age prefer to marry the person they have interacted with for a significant period. Earlier in arranged marriages, these interactions were not seen much and thus the individual would rather marry the person their parents chose for them.

This, however, has changed the recent years, as many people today even if do arrange marriage via portals like prefer to know and interact with the other person with the approval of their parents. They choose free will rather than combined in a traditional blend of arranged marriage.

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Divorce Marriage in the Digital Age

The Divorce rates have subsequently increased in India but not as a result of the modern method of marriages but because of the economic liberation of women. This is because women earlier would face systematic violence and discrimination without dissenting, but today women, especially in the urban region seek love, care and freedom of expression, and human rights.

Although many women still have to see the atrocious human rights violation and live in a society where marital rape is not considered a legal crime. However, most women voice their opinion and with economic liberation, free themselves from the daily atrocities, resulting in divorce.


Internet and social media do play a prominent role in dating and marriages. People are exploring themselves and their preferences through social media but mostly in urban regions. The larger spectrum of rural regions is still indulged in the traditional manner of arranged marriage.

Although there are negative impacts of social media too on marriages as it raises, marital problems, infidelity, conflicts, and hence, divorce. Therefore, social media might have a negative impact but may not always be the reason for a divorce. It’s a great space for the generation to explore themselves and their partners but everything has its demerits.

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  • I am a student currently pursuing mass communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University, and I have keen interest in writing, filmmaking, documentaries and current affairs.