A new study by andwemet, an online matchmaking service for Urban Indians living in and or overseas, has revealed that post-pandemic, 71% of single Indians prefer to establish communication and trust through online or text message conversations before physically meeting the person.
About 31% of respondents chose emotional intimacy over physical intimacy as an important parameter to have the exclusivity talk.
The study has found some some interesting insights on how long couples wait before establishing exclusivity in a new relationship. According to the survey, 83% of the respondents believe in discussing the relationship exclusivity status while 17% think that a new relationship becomes official post 5 dates.
The survey which was conducted across 1000 Urban Indians users between age groups (25 -50 years) revealed that Indians would prefer more time to get to know each other better before labelling their relationships. 49% of respondents said they would like to date for a minimum of 6 months before making their relationship official.
While, 17% of respondents believed that increased frequency in seeing each other indicates exclusive dating has likely already been established, and they assume their relationship is official just after 5 dates.
Speaking on the survey trends, andwemet Founder Shalini Singh said, ”Getting into a new relationship can be fun and emotionally exhausting at the same time. It is important for new couples to discuss the outcome / expectations from a relationship instead of assuming to avoid any misunderstanding.”
Headquartered in Bengaluru and launched late 2019, andwemet.com was founded to help singles aged 25 and above, find committed long term relationships in a safe and transparent way.