Matrimonial Ad in Newspaper

Matrimonial Ad in Newspaper

When two people come together as husband and wife, quite often it is a union sparked by a newspaper matrimonial ad. This ad frequently follows long searches by them individually and their separate families to find suitable matches for each as the otherwise strangers to each other grew up from adolescence to maturity. In the process, they themselves may have explored possibilities independently with people they met through their school, college and growing-up years.


All these earlier endeavours were inevitably very restricted to one’s immediate social, professional or other personal circle which would change through the years but would nonetheless remain very small.


Matrimonial advertisements in Indian newspapers such as The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Tribune, Navbharat Times, Hindustan Hindi, Malayala Manorama, Eenadu, Gujarat Samachar, Daily Ajit, The Telegraph, Inquilab, Anandabazar Patrika, Asomiya Pratidin, Andhra Jyothi, Daily Thanthi, Prajavani, Maharashtra Times and some 1000 more members of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) provide wide-ranging responses in all or India’s languages. Such responses give the concerned couple and families far bigger choices than they had been exposed to hitherto.


Matrimonial ads in newspapers normally take the form of  classified advertisements in the matrimonial supplement most newspapers usually print on Sundays, which by itself is read by even families who have no immediate interest in matrimonial matters — but this supplement gives them an idea of what kinds of grooms and brides can be sought in such columns. This explains why this supplement has practically become a habit as "supplementary'' Sunday reading in many homes.


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Another reason for the acceptance of such columns that carry ''Bride Wanted'' and ''Groom Wanted'' ads is they seem more credible because the responses appear genuine since it is possible to identify the persons behind the ads through correspondence and other contacts. Even otherwise, advertisers by and large are getting satisfactory responses from matrimonial ads in newspapers rather than on the internet where custom-tailoring ads to individual needs is difficult and more expensive.  

Types of Newspaper Matrimonial Advertisement:

There are two formats in which matrimonial classified advertisements are accepted: one is the Classified Text Ad while the other is the Classified Display Ad. They are charged differently because of the different format and placement.


Matrimonial Classified Text Ads are laid out in a simple running text and are cheaper. Their charges are based on the number of lines or words (depending on the newspaper) used in the advertisement. At extra cost, some eye-catching enhancements like bold letters, background colour and tick mark, are possible.


Matrimonial Classified Display Ads cost more because the advertisers get more freedom to design their own ads using different images, fonts and logos. One can use black-and-white or colour which influences the cost also. Hence, they are charged per square centimetre of space consumed although there is a restriction on the maximum and minimum height and width of the ad. 

How to Write a Matrimonial Classified Ad?

It is essential that the ad contains accurate information if proper responses are to be ensured. If not, one can lose valuable time in finding the appropriate bride or groom. At the same time, there is a need to economise on the number of words used to save on costs of advertising. Hence, certain abbreviations or short forms have evolved that achieve this double-objective. 

Following are a few examples of what can be used in a matrimonial classified advertisement: 

SM4 (meaning Suitable Match for), PQM (Professionally Qualified Match), B’ful (Beautiful), H.some (Handsome), BHP (Biodata/Horoscope/Photograph), Edu (Educated), Engr (Engineer), fmly (Family), wrkg (Working), LPA (lakh per annum), mglk (Mangalik), Veg (Vegetarian) etc. The trick is to use abbreviations that reduce the number of characters without losing the meaning of the words in the ad matter so as to bring down the cost of the advertisement.


Remember to include the person’s age and height along with religion, caste or language in case such sub-categories are not available in the concerned newspaper and you require them. Where such sub-categories are available, their use will not only reduce the cost of the ad but also focus on the particular sub-category of people interested in your own sub-category who are reading matrimonial ads in newspapers, leading to a wider and faster response. Most important, at the end of the ad are the contact details which you must provide.


Make sure your ad is submitted at least three days before you want it published. 

How TO Book Matrimonial Advertisement Online in Newspaper:

1.)    Select Newspaper and choose its Editions from where you want to publish your Marriage Ad.
2.)    View Matrimonial Packages and select ad packages according to your budget and Click Book Now Button.
3.)    Go to Editor, Use any one Sample Ad Template and Type Text matter in Given Box.
4.)    Select Sub Category, Heading, Sub Heading, Click Ad Enhancement Option and Tick any appropriate option according to your choice.
5.)    Select No. of Ad you want to publish in Newspaper, Select Publishing Date from Calendar.
6.)    Upload Any Legal Documents if required.
7.)    Check Ad Preview for finalizing your matrimonial advertisement
8.)    Type Your Email ID in Box as well as your Contact No. and Click Proceed to Payment Button.


On Successful payment, you receive an auto generated invoice from online system confirming your Matrimonial newspaper Advertisement booking, After approval your Matrimonial Advertisement would be release in the newspaper.

Online facility for Matrimonial Newspaper Ads

From across India, one can choose any edition of any newspaper in any language through clicking Myadvtcorner, the arm of a full-service, INS-accredited advertising agency, Mind Makers Communications Pvt Ltd which has been functioning since 1990. Today, in addition to designing the bride wanted ad, groom wanted ad, its media wing will provide free matrimonial ad services like the latest matrimonial newspaper ad rates, book matrimonial ads in newspapers of India and save massive amounts of time and effort simultaneously.


Matrimonial Classified Text Ad Samples:


  1. PQM for Srivastava H’some 33/5’8” BE. S/W Engr. Wrkg Bangalore from Reputed family. Mobile-9431690471. Email:
  2. SUITABLE alliance for E&TC Engg-wrkg Infosys. Sr. Sys. Engr-Pune, 25/6’/5.5 Lac, own Flat & Car. 9623740809. EM-
  3. SM h’some Srivastava 29, 5’8” B. Tech Bank officer, Reputed Lko family seeks fair Beautiful educated working girl decent family. M-9560078100
  4. SAXENA 5’11”, Ansh. Mglk, 27.1089/6.24am Bly. Asstt. Mgr- Govt. Bank Seeks b’ful PQ wkg girl. Bank Emp. Pref. 9984946461, Eml:
  5. PQ slim, pretty girl from cultured fmly, pref. Doc./IT. 4 a UP kayastha h’some bachelor 35/5’6” physician in Canada E:
  6. U.P. KAYASTH never m’red. Boy V Fair.h’sme 36/5’7”/M.Sc./Ph.D./MBA/Prof @Kota since 10 yrs/High 7flg pa/need girl ready relocate/V.fair Slim/V.B’ful/educated/neverm’rrd/erly m’rge Contact: 9660200640. Email:
  7. FAIR Tall Upper Caste Girl for Srivastava boy N.M.W. setld 81/Fair 5’/10” V’hsom C.A. Inter, MBA, wkg/Stdyng. Erng. 6 digits. Em: Mob: 9415223030
  8. KAYASTHA Boy 28/5’9” B.Tech MBA work in Noida Package 5LPA seeks Professional Girl caste no bar. #7317693330, 7897593330
  9. SM4 handsome Mathur Boy July 83/5’5”/ Manager Legal in Reliance Delhi, Father former HC Judge Caste no bar Contact M. 8004928876 E:
  10. SM4 Manglik/Saxena 86/5’8” PhD IIT, BHU H’some Boy wkg as Asst. Prof. IIT’B’bsr seeks b’ful & qualified Girl. Email- Cont. – 7860148399, 9509217096


Matrimonial Ad can be published in Any one of the Newspaper given below:


Select Ad Type
Jatav girl. 1985 born./5’4’’ MBA NLS-Bangalore fair, slim, b'ful. Father CL-1 Officer, Settled U.P. Seeks well educated boy. # 09457600255  Book Now! 


Sikh Arora Handsome Slim Boy 30 /5'6’‘ MBA , Bank Manager, Mohali Based High Status Landlord Family. Father in Govt. Bank # 099xxxxxxxx 


Bramha Bhatt Br., 24.9.84/5'8" B.Tech, MBA, h'some boy from Ggn. based status biz family seeks b'ful ,slim, qlfd. girl from edu. Biz or Pvt Sec. family. All Br. & Aggrawal welcome. 074xxxxxxxxxx 


Professionally qualified/well settled match for beautiful well cultured slim Hindu Khatri divorcee girl. Short marriage 5'4’’, May1979 (Manglik), Ludhiana. Working in MNC Project Manager 10 lacs. Caste no bar. Looking for unmarried /issueless divorcee boy 0991XXXXXXXX 


Beautiful Rajput girl 31/5’2’’ MBA working MNC, Upper Caste no bar. # 87xxxxxxxxxx 


Well educated MBA Manglik girl, working in Embassy, 5'4''/01.11.1980,12.20 am Delhi fair, slim, b'ful, seeks well educated working business family boy. # 971xxxxxxx 


Match for Garg beautiful, 29.09.86/0.35am/Delhi/5'3" BDS/MBA working girl as AO Govt. Gen. Insurance Co. Seek Delhi /NCR educated service boy. 88xxxxxxxxx 


Suitable Match for beautiful, very fair, slim, 28/5'5'' B. tech working in MNC as Team Leader. Father Sr. Class 1 Engineer 


Well settled North Indian parents seeking a well-qualified professional tall groom for 30/5’6’’ tall beautiful foreign service officer girl. 84xxxxxxxxxx 


Professionally Qualified Match for Himachali Beautiful, fair MBA working girl 5’2’’ /01.09.1988/12:28 a.m. Meerut. Mob: 98xxxxxxxxxx. EM:  


Brahmin 30/5'4'' well educated working in European embassy seeks only Working Professionals from Delhi/NCR. Caste no bar. Shaadi.Com id – Sh 31151143. 92xxxxxxxxxxxx 


Delhi based Punjabi Arora business family invites proposal for their daughter fair, vegetarian B.Com, CA (Inter) 5'3''/32 presently in family export business. Seeks teetotaler, vegetarian boy. # 98XXXXXXXX 


Looking for Gori, educated /Professionally Qualified Match for Fair, Handsome Non Manglik Garg vegetarian MBA/Feb. 77/172/7.5L working Delhi. 931xxxxxxxx.Em: 


Match for Punjabi Khatri 28/5'7'' slim, fair, educated daughter from status family. Proposal from fair and affluent tall boy from respectable family. # 99xxxxxxxxx 


Bengali Brahmin handsome boy 38 / 5’10’’ BE MBA IIM (Ahmedabad) working MNC Hyderabad 8 LPA seeks beautiful, highly qualified girl from good fmly. background. # 97000 00000 
Q.: I need to give a matrimonial advertisement in Anandabazar Patrika. Please let me know the procedure to book the advertisement and the latest offer, if any.
Ans.: Anandabazar Patrika is one of the leading Bengali newspapers which covers West Bengal, has a wide readership and a large circulation. Please select the category, location and the newspaper and click the Book Now option. Then proceed to book the Ad. In case of any problem please mail us the ad content along with your requirements at and we will design and let you know the cost. There is a scheme of 1 paid + 1 free subject to change.  Book Now! 


Q.: I wish to give an advertisement in a larger yellow box. Newspaper would be Hindustan times Delhi NCR and Punjab. Kindly send me the best possible rates for one sunday and also for 2 sunday package in which the third sunday is free.
Ans.: Thank you for being on our website. This kind of an advertisement is a Classified Display Advertisement. Please mail us the complete matter to be published at  We will design the matter in the appropriate size and quote you the cost along with the available package.


Q.:  How to book matrimonial ads in Rajasthan Patrika Newspaper?
Ans.: To book a matrimonial advertisement in Rajasthan Patrika log on to Choose the required category, type of ad, the newspaper and the edition where the ad has to be published. Type the ad matter and confirm it. Select the date and make payment for the ad.


Q.:  How to publish matrimonial advertisement in Times of India?
Ans.: Times of India is a leading English daily with a wide circulation and vast readership. Booking advertisement in Times of India through is very simple and instant. To publish a matrimonial advertisement in Times of India – Select the category, click on the compose ad, select the type of ad, newspaper and the location. A list of packages along with their rates will be displayed. Select the appropriate package, compose the ad matter and complete the booking along with the payment.


Q.:  How do I book matrimonial advertisement in Tribune Newspaper?
Ans.: The Tribune is published from Chandigarh, is a leading English daily for Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. You can book a matrimonial advertisement in Tribune at low rates. Select matrimonial, click on the compose ad, select the type of ad, newspaper and the city. Choose the package and click on book now. Compose the matter, specify the date and make the payment so that the advertisement can be published.


Q.:  How to book a matrimonial ad in Lokmat Classifieds?
Ans.: Lokmat is the largest read and circulated Marathi language newspaper. Matrimonial ads are published on Sunday. To book an ad in Lokmat newspaper, select the ad category, type, newspaper and the location where the ad is to be published. Compose the matter, select the sub category, heading if any and specify the date of publishing. Finally make payment for the advertisement.


Q.:  Can I get the rates for hindustan times matrimonial ad?
Ans.: To view the rates for Hindustan Times Matrimonial – click on read more and then on view rate. Choose the type of ad to be published – Text, Classified Display and Display. Select the newspaper and the city in which it has to be published. You will see the selected city packages along with their rates.


Q.:  How to book matrimonial advertisement in Dainik Jagran newspaper?
Ans.: Dainik Jagran is a very popular Hindi language newspaper of Northern India. There are just three simple steps to book your ads in Dainik Jagran: 1) Select the ad category and location, 2) Compose your ad, and 3) Choose the advertising dates and clear payment via online and offline. These include: credit cards, debit cards, net banking and PayUMoney. If convenient, cash or cheque payments are also accepted.


Q.:  How to book matrimonial advertisement in Navbharat times newspaper?
Ans.: Navbharat Times is a Hindi newspaper with a wide readership in Delhi and Mumbai. Matrimonial ads can be booked online at a reasonable cost. First select the ad category and the location. You can see the matrimonial packages along with their cost for e.g. Ghunghat package. Compose your ad, and Choose the advertising dates and clear the payment.


Q.: How to book matrimonial ads in Hindustan Hindi Newspaper?
Ans.: Hindustan is one of the most popular Hindi language newspapers of India. It has editions in the states of Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Uttrakhand. Select the category, the type of ad, newspaper and the target city. Compose the matter and make the payment to finalize the ad.


Q.: How do I compose the matter for a matrimonial advertisement to be published in Dainik Jagran? Please help me.
Ans.: ‘Dainik Jagran’ is India's most widely-read read Hindi newspaper and accepts the text matter in both Hindi and English language. But for the English matter you have to pay 10% extra. To compose the matter for the advertisement use the minimum words so that you can save on the cost, to get a relevant response give the complete information in the text matter, use enhancement options – tick, background colour, bold etc. which have an extra cost and is visible on the right side. You can take help of the ad samples that appear on the compose page. This will help you draft the advertisement. 



Q.: I want to book a classified advertisement in Hindustan Times Delhi edition with a colour patch in the background. Please let me know the extra charges for a colour advertisement.
Ans.: The additional charges for a colour background are 12%.


Q.: How will I know that my advertisement will appear on the dates I have booked.
Ans.: The website has accepted the booking dates which means that the ad will be published on the chosen date. After the booking is done you will receive a confirmatory mail from us. In case if there is any publication holiday on the chosen date, we will inform you and with your consent take another date.


Q.: Can I get my ad placed on top / preferred location / preferred page for my advertisement?
Ans.: There is no commitment of location and page number for the text classified and classified display ads. The page number can be fixed with extra premium and it is only for the Display advertisements.


Q.: Can I change the dates of advertisement after making the payment?
Ans.: In some cases, after prior consultation with the publication, the dates can be changed with prior information to us.


Q.: What is the deadline to publish a matrimonial advertisement in Amar Ujala  a popular Hindi daily?
Ans.: The deadline to release a matrimonial advertisement for any Sunday, the deadline for submission of matter is by Wednesday.