Even today the Indian society looks down upon live-in relationships. Only an extremely progressive family can allow their children to live in with their partners without marriage. And some sections of the society, even ostracize such members. Since it is such a taboo, few people openly express their desire about live-in relationships and if given a chance, would they consider it.

Hence, an app called InShorts started a poll in the second week of May to see what is the reaction of the generation Y on this concept in which a man and a woman from different families and backgrounds live together without marrying each other. The survey received 1.4 lakh views from netizens. Of the total number, around 80% belonged to 18-35 years age group, News 18 reported.

The survey found out that 80 per cent of the millennials believe that the Indian society still considers live-in relationships a huge taboo while 47% find marriage better than living-in with their partner.

Over 80% of Indians support the concept of live-in and among these 26% would choose lifelong live-in relationship as a way of life if they can.

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Some of the other insights from the survey were that over 80% of Indians support the concept of live-in and among these 26% would choose lifelong live-in relationship as a way of life if they can. A whopping 86% feels that lust is not the only factor that drives live-in relationships and 45% believe that live-in relations are to test the compatibility of a couple before they dive in to marriage.

Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-founder, Inshorts said: “Live-in relationships, even after the government legally recognises it, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.”

The survey also concluded that 45% of the takers are of the view that the society looks down upon couples who move in together before marriage and any order from the judiciary to support such couples will not have any effect on their mindset.

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