Arranged marriages can work and here are 12 benefits …

In noble families, marriages are almost always arranged by the heads of the Houses and often seal political alliances. Marriage makes both noble families kin, binding them together, and thus obligates them to provide military aid to each other in case of conflicts with other noble families.

 An overview of arranged marriages. Challenge your idea of an arranged marriage.

Most people- at least if they're from a Western country, think of arranged marriage as something the parents have arbitrarily decided on, with no thought as to what the child really wants. It is as if love is too frivolous a thing to base a lifelong commitment on.


Arranged marriage Vs choice marriage. | And all that…

some advantages there are also some disadvantages of both arranged marriage and love marriage

On the surface, love marriage seems perfect. We find our soul mates, get married and live happily ever after. What can possible go wrong? Many things, actually. As F. Scott Peck says, ‘Love is not effortless. On the contrary, it is effortful’. A love marriage needs as much work as an arranged marriage. It has its own share of strains, which sometimes are increased by the fact that we have to take full responsibility for our choice of a partner. We don’t have our parents or any others to blame if it doesn’t work. Even though we have known our partners well before marriage, being married and living together is a whole new experience which will have its own ups and downs. On the other hand, a love marriage allows us to freely choose our mate, to find someone we are intellectually, emotionally and physically attracted to. We can build a life with them on our terms and make our own happiness.


Love marriage vs arranged marriage: To love and marry …

Even though many people remain skeptical about arrange marriages, it has been recorded as a success story in most cases. Irrespective of whether you are given a choice to choose your spouse or not the idea of matrimony is an everlasting bond that is based on issues like commitment, responsibility, challenges and legality. This view remains sacred and untouched even till today.

Traditional Arranged Marriages

This trend continued till the nineteenth century where arrange marriages were practiced only by the more conservative and rich French families. Today, in the West arrange marriages exist only among immigrants and the ultra orthodox Jews. So, individual choice gradually managed to acquire its significance in the West.

The Arranged Marriage :: A MadTatter Films Short - …

The seeds of an arrange marriage lingered on for long in the western cultures. Another peculiar concept true of the west was that only those who belonged to the lower strata of society and those who were economically weak and insufficient were given the freedom to choose their own spouse. This eventually became the norm to marry and arrange marriages started becoming rarer and rarer.

Why an arranged marriage 'is more likely to develop …

When I talk to people who are about to get into an arranged marriage, I often sense that many of them feel a strong sense of obligation and duty to their parents. They feel that they HAVE to accept their parents’ choice of a life partner for them. To do otherwise seems to be perceived as disrespectful to their parents and a betrayal to their family. Sometimes such people enter a marriage in which they know they will be unhappy just so that their parents are happy. On the other hand, love marriage is also often misunderstood as an expression of freedom or rebelling against one’s parents. Finding a balance between one’s own desires and satisfying our parents’ wishes is a hard task which we all struggle with.