Is it still relevant to ask your partner's parents for their hand in marriage?

Is it still relevant to ask your partner's parents for their hand in marriage?

If you like it, you should put a ring on it...

Hand in marriage Indian couple
Hand in marriage Indian couple/ canva

Asking for permission or forgiveness? Is it still a thing and what importance should we place on it? Let's dive in...

A major divide on the net surrounding marriage has led us to investigate the relevance on the matter. 

With many major wedding traditions taking a back seat in 2023, online users argue that "asking for a partner's hand in marriage is no longer relevant."

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Cast your vote here:

Stacey and J Sbu, both unwed, have shared their thoughts on the matter:

J Sbu says: "It's tradition. I think it's important to get permission from the family. There are many steps that need to be taken and this includes respecting the family." 

On the other hand, Stacey shares that it wouldn't matter to her, however, her father would appreciate it. 

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The stats share that "70 percent of proposers still ask for their partner’s hand in marriage".

While the internet debates this age-old formality, one social media user shares the following: 

Stay tuned for more on this developing story, we will bring you the latest at East Coast Radio. 

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