According to the latest Youth Survey conducted by Hindustan Times and MaRS has shed some interesting insights on what young Indians perceive of sex and marriage. The good folks at Hindustan Times commissioned a survey asking young Indians their views on sex, relationships and marriage. The survey was conducted across the country and sought opinions on issues that mattered to young Indians. After conducting interviews of more than 5,000 people between the age group of 18 to 25 years across 15 Indian cities, the results are now out.
Not only did the survey shed light on the spending patterns of the youth but also revealed the group’s views on matters such as terrorism, religious fanaticism and career choices. Virat Kohli was voted as the most favored role model while Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were voted the sexiest man-woman alive. The survey also revealed the view of the youth on matters of the heart and those in-between the sheets. ALSO READ: Honeymoon sex tips for virgins: 8 ways to make your first time special!
Here are the most important findings of the Youth Survey conducted by Hindustan Times and MaRS:
According to the survey, just 19.2 per cent of women and 22.4 per cent of men believed that their current relationship would go the distance. 51.6 per cent of the male respondents didn’t believe their current relationship would go the distance and 44.2 per cent women believed the same.
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Interestingly, for those of you who believe that the institution of family is in danger, you needn’t worry. Almost three-fourth of the male respondents (74 per cent) said that their relationship with their parents was either ‘close’ or ‘very close’. Similarly, 72 per cent women described their relationship with their parents as being ‘close’ or ‘very close’. If you are one of those who value your friendships, here’s a piece of news. Only 36 per cent of respondents said that they were either ‘close’ or ‘very close’ to their best friends. ALSO READ: These 7 New Year Resolutions that are sure to spice up your sex life!
When the respondents were asked if they’d ever consider having sex before marriage, 43.6 per cent men and 44.2 per cent women replied in the negative. Respondents in Delhi were most comfortable with the idea of sex before marriage while those in Lucknow were the most conservative of the lot. Unsurprisingly 46.3 per cent men and 48.9 per cent women were against the idea of a live-in relationship.
When the respondents were asked if they would cheat on their partner or were open to the idea if they didn’t fear getting caught, 46.1 per cent of men said yes. Interestingly, the fairer sex seemed more open to the idea of cheating with 50.1 per cent women saying they wouldn’t mind cheating on their partner or were open to it if there was no fear of getting caught. ALSO READ: What it is like to be in a live-in relationship? These 6 things will tell you!
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Inter-caste marriage remains a major bone of contention even in the 21st century. According to the survey, 55 per cent men and 57 per cent women do not approve of inter-caste marriage. Homosexuality is also another bugbear in the Indian society, the survey revealed, with more than 60 per cent men and 65 per cent women looking down upon same-sex matches.