However, this is not the case for everyone, and there is a new generation that is increasingly discovering the effectiveness of online dating for finding a partner.
Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a thinly-clad bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.
If you’re looking for an Indian spouse, you’ll be in great hands with Shaadi.
Sign up Process Choose your desired match’s gender, age range, religion and mother tongue to get started.
Next, enter your email, password, who you are creating the profile for (you can choose yourself) and your gender.
Then enter your first and last name, birthday, religion, mother tongue and your current country of residence. Continue filling in information about yourself, your location, appearance, lifestyle, background, interests, etc. A final About Me section requires you to write a bit, though you can select the “Help me write this” button, and Shaadi will put together a short blurb for you based on the information you’ve already provided.
Basic text messages are only the beginning, with IM chat, audio and even video chat options also available.
Audio and video chats have consistently been my best tool for testing compatibility before deciding to meet someone out in the real world.
In my experience, the more boring the profile, the more boring the person. is owned by my favorite online dating conglomerate, Cupid Media.
Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top 5 dating sites in India. Cupid Media owns such sites that I’ve used in the past such as and (I met my wife on Brazilcupid.com).
Note that is not a traditional Indian dating site like the others I will mention below.
Shaadi has over 20 million members, located around the world, not just in India, but also the United States, UK, Australia, and even Pakistan.
Like Bharat Matrimony, Shaadi is pretty much exclusively for Indians looking to marry other Indians.