When we launched our services last week one of the many questions that came through was what is the difference between paatropaatri and other bengali matrimonial portal. Like other bengali matrimonial portal we are in the business of matchmaking through our portal but our emphasis is on overcoming the gaps that exists in existing bengali matrimonial portal.
The biggest problem with existing bengali matrimonial portals is that a consumer only PAYS for CONTACT NUMBER. There is no other services that are being currently being offered by any of the matrimonial portal. There is no difference between a paid and non paid member apart from ability to extract contact numbers.
There is no guarantee about the information that being published on the portal by the candidate. A candidate can provide any information without anyone even bothering to question the integrity of the information. This is another problem which is now being considered as major concern by parents.
Another problem is that maximum profiles that are being uploaded by candidates are by themselves without the consent of their parents which really makes the online matrimonial portal same as dating portal. There are instances where candidates have been cheated based on false promises.
A recent articles in Economic Times cited the quantum of divorces that is being happening for couples getting married through matrimonial portal is getting bigger and bigger.
Paatropaatri is an attempt to overcome the issues mentioned above. It is no way criticizing the concept of online matrimonial but an attempt to overcome the issues/problem that is being faced by parents across the country.
Paatropaatri believes marriage is serious matter and if it is serious then parents should be involved. If anyone register himself/herself without the consent of their parents or getting them involved then their objectives are doubtful and they should not be part of such portal. We believe in this principle and thus and have completely said NO to any profile which doesn't includes the candidate's parents.
Paatropaatri believes foundation of arranged marriage is TRUST & HONESTY. It is often observed that while having discussion about marriage many times it becomes difficult to ask questions about paatro/paaatri education and income proofs for various reasons. Paatropaatri makes it mandatory for the registered profile to provide each and every educational certificate and their professional certificate. Apart from accepting these documents Paatropaatri get the documents verified from competent third party. These documents are shared with other party if both the party shows interest in each other. This will help both the party to ensure they have the information and information is authentic.