The festive season can be tough and stress-inducing, especially if you’re trying to navigate your family and relatives during this time. Festivals can bring on various familial and societal pressures when it comes to our dating lives and choices. Bumble reveals traditional matchmaking by family and relatives as the biggest pressure faced by single Indians during the festival season in India. Daters in India who were surveyed also claim that they are asked questions about getting married (77.1%) and feel pressured to be in a serious, committed relationship (71.7%).
Almost 2 in 5 (39%) single Indians surveyed have experienced traditional matchmaking by families and relatives and over 3 in 10 (31%) single Indians have experienced questions asking when they will get married during Diwali. Over a third (36%) of single Indians surveyed said they have experienced traditional matchmaking by families and relatives during Durga Puja while over a third (35%) of single Indians surveyed said they have experienced traditional matchmaking by families and relatives during Navratri.
The festive season can be an easy time for finding love online. Bumble’s India Relationship Expert, Shahzeen Shivdasani shares advice to help you navigate dating during this time to find the right connection this festive season.
A festive online dating profile bio: Take the time to craft your online dating profile bio to showcase your genuine interests, likes and dislikes, hobbies and even your favourite food that you crave during this festival season. Sharing common interests can spark a connection. You can also try a quirky conversation starter like, “You’re the best deal I’ve seen this Diwali”
Keep it fun and festive: While you might be eager to find your perfect meet-cute moment, just go with the flow to keep it fun and festive. It’s one of the best times to learn about your partner in a variety of situations – fun and loose with friends, empathetic with family and even celebrating with each other. The key is to date with a relaxed, and optimistic attitude. After all, your goal is to set a strong and healthy foundation for your relationship.