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It may take away from the discovery aspect of marriage, but it also ensures there are no nasty shocks. As people marry older, they become more set in their ways. Live in is the true test of compatibility. You get to know your partner before making the final commitment.
That's an interesting take on the subject. Perhaps a known evil is better than an unknown one. I wonder how some couples opt for arrange marriages!
Not really. Living in can be the stepping stone to getting married in the long run. Living in with your partner actually helps you understand, feel and explore him/her in the best possible way and gives you the option to opt out if things do not go well unlike marriage which is more of a legal bond. So I feel Living in with your partner does not take away the fun and frolic that we aspire in a marriage but gives you a chance to know and understand each other before taking the decision of marriage.
Thanks Soumodipta. So, your comment suggests that live-in is more of a trial and error run before marriage..?
Apart from the legal aspects, how is a live-in different from a marriage? (Since you mentioned beauty and fun, I assuming 'love-marriage').
Apart from the legal aspects, the societal issues too play a vital role, no? Also, when you intend to marry the same person, at a later stage of life, then doesn't the experience of a live-in take away the charm of exploring each others' personal habits, etc as a married couple?
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It might be a matter of debate whether Lord Krishna and Radha lived together or not, but live-in relationships find ample support in Hindu mythology. To mention one, Bhima lived-in with Hidimba and had a son with her by the name Ghatotkach, who later fought for the Pandavas and was always considered a legitimate son of Bhima.Does it mean that they fall in the grey area between legal and illegal? In other words, is it so that the Indian society and its political alter ego - the Indian State - do not approve of pre-marital sex and live-ins but still tolerate their existence? Much of the hue and cry against live-ins is the byproduct of a misplaced sense of culture and decency. After all, marriages are nothing but socially endorsed live-in arrangements.
Inspite of all the laws that have been passed by the court, live-in is much frowned upon in India still. What is your opinion about it? Is it good/bad/ugly to live-in with your partner? And what about keeping your parents in the know?
Me and my partner are thinking of having a child. We are in a live-in. Is it a wise decision?
I have a friend who is currently living in with his girlfriend in an apartment in Delhi. They are office mates and has been living together for at least 3 years. Now my friend's parents are coming to visit him and he has no other way than admitting that he is in a live-in relationship. His family is very conservative and he is afraid of the consequences. Is there any other way?
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