The survey conducted by matchmaking service provider Shaadi.com said marriage stood second in the ranking order after career.
The survey, based on responses from 7,398 Indian men and women in the age group of 20-35 years, said 69 per cent respondents plan to initiate marriage talks by themselves and have a planned marriage while 19 per cent opted for arranged marriage as decided by family.
Out of the polled millenials, 58 per cent were men and 42 per cent women.
"Over the last couple of years we have witnessed a rising trend of individuals signing up on the platform, with over 75 per cent of members seeking marriage partners for themselves and not for a family member," Shaadi.com CEO Gourav Rakshit said.
In terms of singles playing more active role in finding their partners, 69 per cent said they would take the first step to initiate marriage while 31 per cent denied doing so.
"Our interactions with our 5 million success stories reveal that most singles took the first step in finding the right partner, while involving family members as they moved forward in their partner selection process," Mr Rakshit said.