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In arranged marriages usually the couple are not "forced" to get married. It's just that the parents introduce potential suitors and the bride picks and chooses from who she would like to marry. One thrill of arranged marriage is that you get to fall in love from the beginning and it's even more exciting as you slowly learn more about the other over time. Arranged marriages also have much lower divorce rates in comparison to "dating."0
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They have a slightly better success rate than 'love marriages', but I'd never do one. I make my own decisions.0
Well if your indian arrange marriage are common as parents think loving someone is considered like you betray them or crime and childrens have no other choice or option but to secret date and if your doing this for your make sure you know her or him properly maybe marriage after love right?13
I am against arranged marriages. I believe no one should be forced to marry a certain person just because your family wants too or just because it's convenient. Marriage should be about two people falling madly in love to each other, knowing that person inside out, being best friends, wanting to share the rest of your life with them because they are your soulmate. What are the chances of this happening in an arranged marriage? Of course it can happen but I believe 95% of those who had an arranged marriage are not fully happy because there's no true connection, you were forced to do it.24
I think it's absolutely terrible I was horrified when I saw a movie about it .. a documentary... just to imagine not choosing the person you will be in bed with is just horrible and primitive. I feel so bad for these people who live in that kind of country and I just feel even more lucky to be born in the civilized world3
I've come to appreciate its strengths more than I used too. An arranged marriage is about values, culture and compatibility. These are rooted in family significance who know you probably better than you know yourself in many aspects. Let us be honest, you can romance anyone. That's superficial. Don't get me wrong, the person whom you entrust the responsibility of selecting your potential partner could get it wrong.11
The divorce rate is much lower but it’s hard to know if it is bc they want to stay together or they feel extreme social pressure. On the fence about it, bc a lot of people here in the US marry for love but don’t stay together. I just don’t agree with it when the man is much older or the people getting married are children.10
sometimes one party is for to be in a relationship because of peer pressure13
Not into it but I know a lot of couples who've done it and ended up being happy in their relationship compared to contrary beliefs.41
It's not a marriage between 2 people but between families. So there's only family compatibility and no couple compatibility. I am not saying that all such marriages fail but it's not my cup of tea for sure.30
I think it's okay if everyone is consenting and its a cultural practice.0
It depends where you live. In the west, it's not something you see anyone doing, probably 17 century. In other places like India, it is part of the culture that plays a role in society. Be paired with someone, have kids, and repeat.20
My cousin’s family is in a church that has essentially arranged marriages. Dating is not allowed, they have a thing they call “courtship”, which is arranged by the two families and the approval of the pastor.15
If you mean arranging as in parents find potential matches and ask you to get to know them a bit and decide for yourself then yes, we actually evolved for that.
Forced marriages are cruel though and I disapprove.0
As long as its not forced upon the two whose marriage is in question, its perfectly fine.32
I don't get it as i think you should marry out of love, but if it works for people i can't really say i take issues in it.0
Where does this happen, other than 3rd-world, backwater countries?0
I don't believe we should enforce them but honestly with the way things are going society would be better off if we did have them.10
I wish it was mandatory in my country.0
Seems like so many things can go wrong in arrange35
Very risky but still workable.2
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It's okay because a lot of people seem to see marriage as a social contract, and not everyone falls in love. But I think we should be open to meeting people from any place -- be it parents, relatives introducing you to someone OR you going out yourself, online and finding.
In the end of it all, strong foundations should be there: trust, attraction, directness, respect, similar/same values of life, cleanliness etc. And over those strong foundations, life would be so much enjoyable if other things existed as well -- chemistry, intimacy, common hobbies and past times, humor.
So to me it's less about how two people met, more about how happy and successful the union is.