Arranged Marriage vs Love Marriage-Pros and Cons
How many people today in the world would agree that marriages are made in heaven and executed on Earth? Well, My guess is that not many. In fact, many people just balk at the idea of spending ones life with a complete stranger. Most people today would like to get to know a person (in more ways than one can imagine) prior to popping the question, thinking that it really matters. Well, I would agree that love marriages start of pretty well, but not all end very well.
Arranged marriages are a norm in Asian and Arab countries. In these countries, marriages are not only between two people, but between two families. In fact, in the olden days, arranged marriages were quite common in Europe. There are many African countries where the tradition of Arranged Marriages is prevalent. In this marriage, I shall analyse the pro's and Cons of both and try to come to a conclusion about which one is better.
Well, Lets come to Arranged Marriages. What is an Arranged marriage? A marriage is said to be arranged when the man and the woman are introduced through a third party, their families also meet up and finally the marriage takes place with the consent of both families and the couple. In many countries, the couples are really not given an option whether they like each other or not. They are just told that the girl/guy is good and the marriage has been agreed to. These kind of marriages are generally based on the following factors:
1. Caste- The family has to be of the same caste/sub caste, gotra etc.
2. Horoscope matching - The horoscopes of both the Guy and the Girl are matched based on some 36 attributes and the more the number of attributes that match, the better the union. Many probable marriages are nipped in the bud, because the horoscopes dont match (i.e. very few attribute match or one of them is a "Manglik").
3. Social Status - Even after the first meeting, talks on the marriage dont go further...