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Most Indian women wants men to make first move

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New Delhi, March 7: When it comes to dating, Women prefer men to make a first move not ladies, reveals a survey.

Matchmaking site www.shaadi.com has conducted a survey of single women to know their perception on making the first move in their relationship.

The online survey got more than 8,600 responses from single/unmarried Indians between the age group of 25 and 32. There were 49 percent women (4,214) and 51 per cent men (4,386).

When unmarried Indians were questioned “Would you ever make the first move in a relationship?”, as many as 70.2 per cent women said ‘No’, 19.3 per cent said ‘Yes’ and 10.5 per cent said ‘Maybe’.

These numbers are different for men. About 90 percent said ‘Yes’, only six per cent said ‘No’ and four per cent said ‘Maybe’.

When the women were asked “Why Not?”, 50.3 per cent said ‘Fear of being labelled’, 15.7 per cent said ‘Fear of rejection’ and 34 per cent said ‘Want men to ask first’.

When women were also asked, “How do you think men will react?” 45.2 per cent said ‘Men will judge’, 34.7 per cent said ‘He won’t believe’ followed by 20.1 per cent who said ‘He will be intimidated’.

When the same women were asked “What are the benefits of making the first move?”, 35.1 percent of them said ‘Will get to choose my partner’, 23.7 per cent expressed ‘Won’t need to wait’ followed by 41.2 per cent who said ‘Won’t lose out on good men’.

Gourav Rakshit, CEO, Shaadi.com, lamented in a statement: “While women stand shoulder-to-shoulder in all fields, in relationships they still wait for the man to make the first move.”

“In our new campaign #LadiesFirst, we have tried to change the mindset, by asking women to make the first move in relationships. The response has been really encouraging and I hope we have been able to challenge the stereotype, and help young men and women break some of these.”

 Wefornews Bureau

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Gift green plants, orange gujiya on Holi

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New Delhi, Feb 24: Going for a Holi party? Add colours to your gifting options like a green plant, a gold coin or orange sweets like gujiya, suggest experts.

Sunil Gupta, Founder at exportersIndia.com, and Vishwavijay Singh, Co-Founder at salebhai.com, have listed a few colourful options:

* Green: As the colour green signifies peace and harmony, how about gifting a potted plant or terrarium as a gift? Plants make a perfect gift for various occasions as gifting your loved ones with plants spreads positive energy and improves the quality of air in a home.

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* Yellow: In India, gifting gold jewellery and idols is considered auspicious for celebratory occasions. The colour yellow signifies piousness and gifting something as precious as gold in an earring or a gold coin has an intrinsic value.

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* Orange: Every festival or occasion is incomplete without sweets. Gifting sweets has always been the benchmark of Indian tradition, especially during festivals. Therefore, this Holi, gift your loved ones with sweets and savouries like malpuas, gujiyas, motichoor ladoos and more.

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* Blue: As the colour blue signifies calm, gift your friend or a family member a travel gift card. Gift a travel experience which can last for a day, a week or more.

* Red: The colour red reflects love and fertility. Look for gifts such as red-coloured clothes or attractive home decor pieces like candle holders, canvas painting, and flowers that can change the overall look and feel of a home.

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Use potato slices to treat puffy eyes

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Waking up with puffy eyes is rather common and it is easy to treat them. Drink sufficient water and use refrigerated slices of potatoes to get rid of the puffiness, suggest experts.

Bubbles Singh, Founder at Just B Au Naturel and Ragini Mehra, Founder at Beauty Source, have listed simple ways to treat your problem:

* The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention that can cause your under-eye area and other parts of your body to swell.

Water also helps flush toxins out of the body.

* Iced compresses like chilled green or black tea bags can help soothe puffy and irritated eyes. They contain anti-irritant properties that help reduce swelling around your eyes. You could even try splashing your face and eyes with ice cold water.

* Slices of refrigerated potato or cucumber work as a fantastic natural remedy to get rid of under eye puffiness.

The enzymes and the astringent properties in these vegetables help reduce inflammation and help tighten the skin. This remedy will also help get rid of wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes.

* A mask made of egg whites helps in tightening the area around the eyes, as egg whites are a nourishing natural skin care treatment, reducing puffiness of the eyes.

* Puffiness of the eyes can be caused by seasonal or inherited allergies. Allergies prompts us to rub our eyes more, leading to further puffiness. Visit a doctor and get yourself checked in case of any such.

* Use natural products that help reduce dryness, reduce puffiness and hydrate your skin like an eye serum or aloe vera based eye creams which can also cool down the eye area.

These products do not harm the eyes, repair and replenish the skin around the eyes, ensuring that you see a difference in the brightness and texture under your eyes when you get up in the morning.

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Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds

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New Delhi, Feb 19: Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine’s Day, reveals a survey.

According to findings derived from Swiggy’s order analysis for Valentine’s Day on February 14 and eight Wednesdays before that, love-struck Indians stuck to their favourites, the most shareable pizza and fries, as their order increased sharply by 55 per cent and 38 per cent respectively.

Choco lava cake saw an increase of 73 per cent. There were four times more donuts orders and red velvet items were also ordered 3.5 times more, read a statement.

The 2018 Valentine’s Day food trends are on the basis of Swiggy’s order analysis of the cities of Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Jaipur.

“Despite the usual excitement around making Valentine’s Day special, an increasing number of urbanites made the choice to spend it at home with their loved ones.

“Deterred by urban challenges like long working hours, traffic, planning and reservation and parking, many couples opted to have their Valentine’s dates over great food, in the privacy of their homes,” said Srivats TS, Vice President, Marketing at Swiggy.

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