"You've got mutual friends, you see photos of them with your friends, and you think, 'Hey, this person might be nice, I could consider going on a date with him," says 23-year-old advertising account executive Komal Shah, who is going on a blind date next week.
Says ad guru Prahlad Kakkar, "Technology has made life much easier for young people.
And two-fifths admitted that they need their friends' approval before they continue with the relationship.
Says Bedi, "Your close friends are protective about you, and they want the best for you.
The current generation is subverting the traditional rules of courtship.
So, hook-up is the new dating and marriage is no longer the goal.
Hook-up culture The hook-up culture dominates the modern dating scene.The millennials I have come across are paranoid about commitment because they are no longer sure if marriage is for keeps.They have started questioning their own motives for tying the knot.They have most likely picked up the pieces when an unsuitable mate broke your heart.It makes perfect sense to trust their opinion about a prospective partner." In fact, your inner circle's approval means you can build a larger social network around your romantic interest.