More Indian women marrying before turning 25: Survey
Conducted by an online matrimonial portal, the survey said Tamil Nadu had registered the maximum increase of 19 percent in the last two years followed by Delhi which had witnessed a 14 percent increase - from 32 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2012.
"Some 64 percent of girls in Kerala, 54 percent in Gujarat and 53 percent in Andhra Pradesh got married before they turned 25," said the survey.
"States like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh have also witnessed an increase in the girls opting for early marriages... Almost all states show more than 10 percent increase," added the survey.
"While it's a common belief that women today are comfortable with late marriages, the survey shows that most young ladies wish to get married before reaching the age of 25. This could be due to various socio-economic factors and also due to a personal need for companionship," said Rohit Manghnani, business head of the matrimonial portal.