Survey Says, Women Fast For Love, Not Tradition On Karwa Chauth

Survey Says, Women Fast For Love, Not Tradition On Karwa Chauth

Survey Says, Women Fast For Love, Not Tradition On Karwa Chauth 

New Delhi: A survey conducted states that, a majority of Indian women fast during Karwa Chauth as an expression of love, and not because of tradition or societal pressure.

Matchmaking site, Shaadi.com conducted a survey among 7,533 responses from Indian men (42 per cent) and women (58 per cent) aged 21 to 50 years,, to understand the perspective of men and women on the fasting ritual of Karwa Chauth, read a statement.

The women were asked about their reasons to fast during Karwa Chauth, to which 67 per cent said 'as an expression of love', 25 per cent said 'a tradition' and 8 per cent said 'societal pressure'. Men were asked why do they think their partners fast for them, 55 per cent said 'a tradition', 32 per cent said 'as an expression of love', 13 per cent said 'societal pressure'.

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The disparity that exists in the perspectives of men and women is clrearly shown in the data. To further understand this, women were asked 'If you are fasting, would you want your partner to reciprocate the gesture', 75 per cent said 'Yes' and 25 per cent said 'No'. When men were asked the same question, 92 per cent said, 'They would want to reciprocate the gesture'.

Women were also questioned 'If you are fasting, how would you like your your partner to reciprocate the gesture?', 76 per cent said 'Fasting with me', followed by 18 per cent saying 'Cooking for me' and 6 per cent saying 'Taking the day off to spend quality time together'.

Same question, 'If your partner is fasting, how would you like to reciprocate the gesture?' was asked to men, to which 62 per cent said 'Taking the day off to spend quality time together', followed by 29 per cent saying 'fasting with her' and 9 per cent saying 'Cooking for her'.

(Inputs from news agency IANS)

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