With over seven billion people around the world practising social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic and crores of indians locked in at home, people are spending more and more time with their loved ones.Lasting - a guided marriage counselling application from The Knot Worldwide, world leaders in the wedding marketplace - released findings from their ‘At home Together’ survey to analyse how coronavirus has impacted couples in india and how they have been spending time with one another during the nationwide lockdown.
Since the announcement of the lockdown, almost half the couples polled (46%) have spent quality time with one another by developing healthier habits to improve their lifestyle. About 40% of couples have deepened their understanding of their partner by communicating more openly, with a majority of them saying they have learnt something new about their partner which has led to shared joy. While 39% of couples have conquered household chores by dividing responsibilities, a vast majority have picked up hobbies like cooking together (74%) or binge-watching their favourite shows (67%) to have shared experiences. Despite the negativity brought on by the pandemic, less than 10% of the couples said that their relationship has strained. 62% of respondents said they need ‘me time’ to feel better as well. After all, being together does not mean not having time for themselves.
The survey captured responses from over 1000 singles and engaged, dating as well as married couples in india over the last two weeks of april 2020. Respondents were recruited via email, SMS, community and social media channels of WeddingWire India. The survey was conducted on Qualtrics and covered all major metros, Tier I and Tier II cities in India.