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Indians resort to dating on V-day to avoid 'single' stigma


Indians resort to dating on V-day to avoid 'single' stigma

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): With the whole world ringing in the day of love, things can get difficult for the people, who may feel like ugly schmucks, on Valentine's Day.Since V-Day is the day when your relationship status is not just a matter for Facebook, but the subject of public scrutiny from friends, colleagues and well-intentioned, the pressure to avoid that stigmatized tag can build up pretty fast.In a new survey of 425 users by a mobile-only relationship app, Matchify, nearly 69 percent of respondents said they would date solely to avoid being seen as an unattractive singles.When asked if they celebrate Valentine's Day, 60 percent of those looking for meaningful relationships said "yes." A whopping 87 percent considered the day to be a special for couples, while 28 percent said it was just another day and it's all a marketing gimmick.Over 43 percent said they will be going on a date this Valentine's Day, while 56 percent opined that they were waiting for the right date.

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