In the month of Valentine’s day, a very famous dating app Bumble released its Modern Love Report. Through its report, Bumble shed light on how India defines and expresses love. The dating app shares insights into nuances of modern dating and how Indians define and express love. The Bumble app studied and revealed how Indians define and express love, about 66% of Indians define love through candlelight dinners, and big gestures (51%) are considered to be the most romantic. However, 39 percent of single Indians feel that Valentine’s Day is overrated.
The dating cultures continue to evolve in India with more single people, women in particular, being more intentional about who and how they want to date. While 42 percent of single Indians surveyed consider public displays of affection (PDA) on social media or on real-life dates to be romantic while 34 percent consider it as a cliche. 54 percent of single Indians surveyed consider constant attention to be romantic while only 26 percent consider it cliche.
How do Indians feel about Valentine’s Day in 2023?
More than 40 percent of single Indians feel that Valentine’s Day is overrated and they do not feel the need to celebrate it irrespective of whether they are dating or not. Even though 39 percent of single Indians want to go on a date on Valentine’s Day this year. The research reveals that Indians want honesty and do not play games. Women in particular want their space during the early stages of a relationship. While 49 percent and friends first, 43 percent are more important to daters in India than responding to text messages quickly (26%). Almost 39 percent of single Indians surveyed prefer to have open conversations about their wants and expectations. On the other hand, 38 percent want to date someone who is easy to talk to and one who understands them. 35 percent of respondents also believe that it’s important to have shared values and beliefs when dating someone. 27 percent of women respondents claim that it’s important that their partner gives them space and not be clingy in the early stages of dating. Single Indians are becoming more intentional about their dating choices, prioritizing their needs for compatibility when it comes to dating someone.