Singles spend more time on matrimonial than social networking sites: Shaadi.com survey

20 Jun,2012

By A Correspondent

 

In a survey conducted by the matrimonial portal, Shaadi.com, it has been found that 63 per cent singles searching for a match tend to spend more time on matrimonial sites than the social networking sites.

 

The survey was conducted to gauge the growing popularity of the social networking sites and its impact on the matrimonial sector. The findings of the survey clearly showcase that even though the social networking sites are gaining momentum, when it comes to partner search matrimonial sites are considered reliable and trustworthy by singles and hence they tend to visit these sites more often through the day.

 

The survey also highlights the importance singles give to the social networking sites during partner search. The survey findings reveal that 31 per cent singles agreed to be searching for the profile of their potential partner immediately after they receive Expression of Interest (EOI). While, 27 per cent have denied checking the potential/ short listed partner’s profile till they finalizes someone. 25 per cent singles add each other on social networking sites post their chat on the Shaadi.com instant Messenger and the rest 17 per cent do so after their first meeting.

 

This trend of visiting the potential partner’s profile on social networking sites like Facebook is mostly noticed amongst the male respondents (74 per cent) as opposed to women respondents (63 per cent). Women respondents have said that they mostly feel the social networking sites are meant for their friends and hence they refrain from adding potential partners to their social network.

 

Commenting on the survey results, Gourav Rakshit, Business Head, Shaadi.com, said: “The survey findings clearly confirms the fact that people consider matrimonial sites like Shaadi.com more reliable while searching for a partner outside their social circle and hence singles log in more often to these sites as compared to social networking sites which are meant mainly to be in contact with their social circle. These sites are also meant for individuals who can connect with others from a relevant community or having common interests. Members who initially meet through Shaadi.com tend to check potential partners profile on social networking sites to know the common interests, friends, hobbies they might have but certainly do not look for a match through these sites.”

 

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