Shattering the long-celebrated “pativrata” image of Indian married women, a new survey on Wednesday revealed that 53 percent of Indian women admitted having already had an intimate relationship outside their marriage, as compared to 43 percent of men.
Over 40 percent of married Indian women admitted of having had regular sexual intercourses with someone other than her spouse, against a 26 percent of men admitting the same, according to the report from global extra-marital dating app Gleeden.
The research suggests that Indian women are pretty “open-minded about infidelity”. The report, however, did not say that the search for a “lover” outside marriage could be due to stress or lack of happiness in the marriage.
“Indian women seem particularly open-minded about infidelity, especially when it involves romance. Gleeden offers a virtual environment where start a new love story with like-minded individuals without the downside of a real-life affair,” Solene Paillet, Marketing Director of Gleeden, said during an event here where the report was launched.
Gleeden started its operations in India in 2017 and now claims to have over 8 lakh, active Indian users.
“Women can have the full romantic experience, resting ensured that their privacy will be fully protected, and their secret will remain safe. That’s why Gleeden is attracting a bigger number of female users every day: it provides them with privacy, discretion, and a choice of partners way beyond their usual circles,” she added.
Conducted online, the survey involved a sample size of over 1,500 people from across major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Ahmedabad.
Also, the target respondents were married individuals between the age group of 25-50 years. (IANS)