Posts Tagged ‘commitment phobia’
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Updated: 10th September, 2015
Commitment phobia in India has been a result of heavy social and cultural shifts in the minds of many young Indians living today. The boom in internet and increase in earning-power have played a crucial role in the mindsets of many young singles, both male and female. The primary one being that one has so much more freedom that making a decision has become harder and harder and the feeling is that the grass maybe green on the other side. Read more about it from the interesting article in TimesOfIndia and our article below.
Running away from commitment in a relationship is common in the USA and other western countries. Marry at late 30’s to ensure you know personally before tying the knot or at least test many before you meet the right person and make up your mind.
On the flip side India has been known for their strong social values, grand wedding and rituals. This has also been celebrated by many Hollywood celebrities to ensure they get the luck in the divorce capital of the USA.
However, this trend is changing in India young generation especially men from metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and from India silicon valley Bangalore (many other top cities) don’t want to take this responsibility in the early age - and especially not arranged by their parents.
Relationship, wedding ceremonies and romance have been the hallmark of Indian movies for the past 100 years. But, this is also taking a new turn, the latest release “Shuddh Desi Romance” (Pure Indian Romance) movie cleanly narrates new GEN Y love in India as how the trend has changed in the past 10 years from commitment focused generation to pro live-in relationship supporting India.
This has been a debate from time know as why this generation Y is running away from commitment and many social activists are putting their head in research and surveys.
Here are theories floating around for Commitment phobia in India Gen Y
1. More exposed and exchange of western culture as India being the market for many
companies and India is one of the cheapest manpower providers of many American
IT and ITES companies. This brings exposure from other parts of the world and their social structure.
2. Indian GEN Y is more independent and self dependent than some of the previous generations. Financial independence has changed how young India make daily decisions.
3. Critics are also saying that it is just in their mind as what they see outside India do not exist in India as they have a strong social bearing and no need for GEN Y to become afraid of commitment.
No matter what people are saying, the fact is that it is getting more and more evident and even the Apex court of law has also legalized the live-in relationship in India.