Indian Matrimonial Sites, help us in making one of the most important decisions in our lives, “who to marry ?” Many of my friends here in India are looking to get married or just got married, I just thought I would check out some of the most visited or reliable Indian Matrimonial Sites being used.

Since marriage is really a big deal in anyone’s life, I thought to write something about the way how our technology, mainly the Internet helps us in finding our life partners, and that too without going around travelling to different places (even though I personally would prefer that ๐Ÿ˜›) but still … it’s easier to just go through the list of the best match found by just clicking a few buttons and answering a few questions.

I know a lot of people, would find this online-match-making approach a little too risky… but who are we kidding… marriage is always a risky business, even if you know a person ๐Ÿ™‚ These sites just give us a lot more range to find someone who you can try and spend your life with ๐Ÿ˜€

Well I thought it would obviously be easier to just to come to this blog and check out the latest list of updated matrimonial sites and choose the one which you think is more suitable for your searching criteria.
Enjoy!!!

1. Shaadi.com

Launched in 1997
Search based on religion, language, age, height, marital status, location, education, lifestyle, if they have children or not, photos available, who’s currently online, astrology and for special cases as well. You can also have saved searches for multiple permutations and combinations to waste less time in searching for different kinds of people.
They have paid membership as well which obviously gives you more open options, direct contacts and more privileges and also some extra customer support for certain things.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 customer support

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2. BharatMatrimony.com

Launched in 2000
Search criteria are pretty much similar in all the big sites like the above mentioned and the immediate ones listed below, with few minor plus and minus in filter options.
Like BharatMatrimony has a separate section called “Elite Matrimony” just for the affluent class or in our words filthy rich people to find their best match online.
I don’t know how come the rich people don’t find the perfect gals or guys they would like to marry ๐Ÿ˜› hehe
And another specific portal called “Assisted Matrimony” which is like personalized match making services.
They also have paid membership which provides more facilities and features. Pretty all the sites have this paid thing going on.

Features which I find useful:
– Free App for Android, Windows and IOS Platforms
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 customer support

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3. JeevanSathi.com

Launched in 1999
Pretty much the same criteria as mentioned above in Shaadi & BharatMatrimony, but based on my observation they also allow “occupation” as a basic search filter.

Features which I find useful:
– Free App for Android Devices
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 customer support

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4. SimplyMarry.com

Launched in 2006
Same options here as well community, religion, mother tongue, age, country and more to filter out who you would like to consider.
But they do have a specific portal for just the NRIs, NRI Matrimonial – SimplyMarry

Features which I find useful:
– Free App for Android Devices
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 chat support

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5. DivorceeMatrimony.com

Launched in 2009
Everything is pretty much the same as features and options, just that it’s mainly for people who have been divorced once or even more.

Features which I find useful:
– Free App for Android Devices
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 Help

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6. CommunityMatrimony.com

Launched in 2009
It is more like a directory for around 350 exclusive community sites. The list is so long that you have the option of choosing through dropdowns and also alphabetically arranged tab navigation.

Features which I find useful:
– Free App for Android Devices
– 24 x 7 Customer Support

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7. SecondShaadi.com

Launched in 2007
Well this site is actually similar to Divorcee Matrimony, for those people who wanna get married the second time.

Features which I find useful:
– 24 x 7 Live Chat

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8. Shadi.com

Launched in 1997
All the same kind of full fledged options, but these options are only available if you register first (free) and then you are able to do all kinds of filtered search and stuff.
They also have membership option, which is only available when you are already a registered member and want to upgrade.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 Online Help

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9. VivahaBandhan.com

Launched in 2002
This site claims to be absolutely free with all the best features and support in comparison to all the premium sites online. It does have a premium plan but couldn’t access it unless registered. Pretty much the same options to filter and find like caste, community, professions, religion etc.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 Online Help

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10. MatrimonialsIndia.com

Launched in 1998
All the basic features available with list of partner sites and specific community portal links also displayed in the footer for more precise options.
They also provide a wedding directory which lists all kinds of services like caterers, beauty parlours, florists, fireworks etc.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 Online Help

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11. KMMatrimony.com

Launched in 2014
Now this site is very specific to the South Indian community. They have partnered with Sun Tv as well and also provide their own magazine.

Features which I find useful:
– Customer Care Number
– Offline Magazines which offers details about the candidates listed on the site

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12. Arathy.com

Launched in 2001
Well pretty much the usual filters and options with just the specifically laid out “other matrimony categories” which has differently-abled, divorcee, manglik and NRI matrimonies.
They also have some kind of promotional offer for the users to get some premium membership plan for FREE.
Features which I find useful:
– Customer Care Number

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13. Vivaah.com

Launched in 2002
This is one of those sites which believes in “partners should not come with a price tag”, so this site is absolutely FREE overall with all the basic features of any premium matrimonial site.

Features which I find useful:
– Email Customer Support

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14. AkankshaMatrimonial.com

Launched in 2008
Well I didn’t find any additional search features or lists which weren’t already seen, so I would just put this one as one more option for bride or groom hunting.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– Phone Customer Support

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15. LifePartnerIndia.com

Launched in 2005
Pretty filled up homepage with all kinds of searching options and direct links to communities, religion based options, country and location based tags and much more.
But nothing unusually exclusive for this site, except the feature for the user where they can upload a video profile as well.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– Phone Customer Support
– Video Profile Option as well

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16. Swayamwara.com

Launched in 2000
Same spread of filters and options for communities, locations, country, age, occupation, religion etc. But a couple of extra features which may have missed in other sites until now, but I did see it here, are… “employed in”, as in the company the person is working for and also “district (location)” which I thought is available on most of the sites, but I wasn’t able to find it as easily as I saw it in this one.

Features which I find useful:
– Live chat with registered members
– 24 x 7 Customer Support
– Free mobile app for Android and IOS

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17. MahaMatrimony.com

Launched in 2011
This site claims to provide free photo upload, free horroscope, free message and more… which is actually pretty basic features in most of them.
But even thought I don’t like to pick on anyone’s work, but this site does have a lot of spelling / grammer mistakes all across the site, which doesn’t really give the best image.
Still even after pointing out that, it seems to be pretty okay as an option for someone not happy with the above options already mentioned.

Features which I find useful:
– Phone Customer Support

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18. TrueShaadi.com

Launched in 2009
Almost every feature on this is available for free, so you can list this one as a total FREE matrimony site as well.
All contact details, chat, messaging, emailing, and expressing interest are all free features on this site. I did try out the exclusively mentioned “photo search” which for me didn’t work properly ๐Ÿ™ Maybe it was some browser support issue with chrome and the site, never mind.

Features which I find useful:
– Photo Search
– Phone Customer Support

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19. ChavaraMatrimony.com

Launched in 2008
This is the number 1 Christian Matrimony service provider as it is mentioned on the site. Very specific search options and features given for the Christian community.
Features which I find useful:
– Chat / Phone Customer Support

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20. MeraSathi.com

Launched in 2004
I loved one page which they have provided for the basic user, it’s the Community List Page which listed out almost all kinds of search combinations that should be there, as direct links which can be clicked to just see the final result. Pretty good. And overall the site is like any other good matrimonial site.

Features which I find useful:
– Dedicated page with all possible search criteria pre-defined

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Well I did list out a lot of Matrimonial Sites which weren’t exactly the best … but who knows… when these not-so-famous sites as well can help make someone’s life.
So since I am saying this… I am also mentioning a few more sites which I thought were not as great as the ones you can see above… but still can be mentioned in the blog for their effort and existence to provide even more freedom for the general user to find their other half for life ๐Ÿ™‚

MakeMyMarriage.com

Matriman.com

PavithraBandhan.org

DulheMiyan.com

IndiaBestMatch.com

BigVivah.com