Haven’t you always heard people claim that marriages are made in heaven and har ladki ek din apni shaadi ka sapna dekhti hai? Well, things are changing now and millennial couples are in no hurry to ‘put a ring on it’. The average ‘marriageable age’ has changed over the years with the median age now being 27 for women and 29 for men. That’s a big jump since the 1960s when the median age was 20 for women and 23 for men. But it’s not surprising. Millennials and marriage are two words that are now moving in separate directions, as clearly demonstrated in this video.
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— TinaC (@TinaCamajj) August 18, 2020
The younger generation is achieving a productive balance between priorities, personal independence, co-dependent relationships, and everything in between. To understand this shift in dynamics further, we spoke to a few people to ask why millennials are not getting married.
Loss of independence, more responsibilities, and far too many expectations
It’s hard to find someone who really understands
Millennials not getting married isn’t limited to just women being fearful of change, as most would have you believe. Men too are often found under immense stress as they find themselves torn between generations. On one hand, they have parents who need a bahu, and on the other hand, they have a partner who meets their emotional and intellectual quotient but might not be a perfect match for the saas-sasur.
Who has ever had the guarantee that things will never go bad? Does make you ponder, doesn’t it?
Girls too have parents to be looked after in their old age, why doesn’t anyone get it?
Our society takes it as a given that the girl will look after her in-laws after marriage. Girls are forever seen as objects to be given away by the parents. Why doesn’t anyone ever see how faulty this ideology is?
Exactly my point. If you know the answer to this question of ‘need’, we’d love to know too! Send us your views on why you think millennials are not getting married. Tweet to us @allabouteve_in.
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