Shaadi.com, the world’s largest matrimonial portal recently conducted a survey to understand ‘What Indian Women Want’ from men they would like to marry. Interestingly, 39.5% Indian women said that they secretly expect their men to ‘know how to cook’ and 51.2% wish that they ‘help them with household chores’. While 9.3% women revealed that they would like their partner to be okay with them being ‘financially independent’.
When asked about what they would expect from men when they meet for the first time, (55.6%) of them said ‘Being chivalrous’ is very important, followed by (19.3%) ‘Being okay if the woman wants to pay the bill’. On the other hand, when women were asked about a list of ‘Don’ts’ on meeting someone for the first time, (46.7%) respondents said ‘To be rude with people from lower working class’ is a big no, followed by (39.2%) ‘Should not be busy on his phone during a conversation.’
When they were asked about the Top ‘Must Haves’ in a relationship, the most common answers were ‘A person who treats me with respect’ (48.2%), followed by ‘One who values my job and takes it seriously’ (40.5%). Commenting on the survey results, Gourav Rakshit, Chief Operating Officer, Shaadi.com said, “The result indicates that the modern woman wishes to be recognized for being the strong personality she is. She takes her independence and her choices very seriously. The poll is part of the constant research that Shaadi.com conducts in its attempt to gauge the preferences of its members.”