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Men want women to share household expenses

Men want women to share household expenses
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Single Indian men, on the lookout for a life partner, feel women must play a fair part in contributing to household expenditure, reveals a new survey. The survey was conducted online by the matchmaking service www.shaadi.com with 6,500 responses from single Indians in the age group of 25 to 34 years to understand the expectations of single Indians.

If women should contribute to the household expenditure, 39.6 per cent men said ‘Yes’, while, 48.3 per cent of those surveyed said ‘No’

New Delhi: Single Indian men, on the lookout for a life partner, feel women must play a fair part in contributing to household expenditure, reveals a new survey. The survey was conducted online by the matchmaking service www.shaadi.com with 6,500 responses from single Indians in the age group of 25 to 34 years to understand the expectations of single Indians. As many as 3,538 men participated in the survey, as against 2,962 women.

When single Indian men were asked "If women should contribute to the household expenditure," 39.6 per cent men said "Yes", while, 48.3 per cent of those surveyed said, "It's up to the woman if she wants to contribute or not", and 12.1 per cent said "woman's contribution is not required if the husband is earning".

When single Indian women were asked the same question, 49.7 per cent said "Yes", while 42.4 per cent said, "If required, women may contribute" and 7.9 per cent said, "No, they shouldn't". The survey also attempted to understand the mindset of today's generation. When single Indian men were asked "If they are okay staying at home and their wife working to support the family", 43.5 per cent men said that "They are fine with it".

The idea is "unacceptable" to 21.3 per cent of the men while 35.2 per cent said "May be, if it doesn't create ego clash". On being asked the same, 59.5 per cent of the women surveyed said "May be, depending on the situation", while 30.4 per cent said "Yes, they are fine with their husband staying at home" but 10.1 percent found the idea "unacceptable".

"The survey gives us an interesting insight into how the Indian mindset is changing over generations. We have always believed in equality of the genders and we are glad to learn that Indian youth believe in the same," said Gourav Rakshit, chief operating officer of the website.

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