More than 63 per cent of single Indian women and about 56 per cent of single men have said in a survey by matchmaking portal Shaadi.com, that it is the ubiquitous cellphone which has kept their relationships alive.
    
Only 25 per cent women voted for the good old method of meeting in person while around 12 per cent opted for computer.
    
The survey also made attempts to understand the means of communication used by loved ones in today's world. When the participants were asked which medium they use the most to stay in touch with their loved ones, about 39 per cent women said 'mobile phone', followed by 32 per cent who said 'meeting in person', and 28 per cent said 'computer'.
    
When single men were asked the same question, about 43 per cent said 'mobile phone', followed by 32 per cent who said 'computer' and 25 per cent who said 'meeting in person'. 'Facebook', and 'Whatsapp' emerged as favourite mobile apps used by people to stay in touch with their loved ones.

According to Gourav Rakshit, CEO, Shaadi.com, "The survey interestingly highlights the importance of the 'mobile phone' in today's relationships. We at Shaadi.com are also  witnessing this phenomenal growth in mobile app usage."