That's not the way I hear it. From what I have seen and heard its a contract worked out between parents and the kids have no say in it whatsoever. If you are a girl and you try to rebel against an arranged marriage, you will just be forced into it regardless or face disownment and ostracization from your family. I have no experience with the male side of it so I can't comment. I suppose it's ok if your family hooks you up with a stunning intelligent woman, but what if she is boring or spoiled? What if you are not willing or interested to get married? At what point are you given the freedom of choice to find your own spouse?iffo wrote:Arrange marriage does not work the way you think. Its marriage with out dating but boy and girl are both willing and interested to get married with each other.Sten wrote:What is the difference between arranged marriage and marrying children to each other? It's not like the kids have to buy their own house, pay bills, and get a 9 to 5 job at the age of six. It is a contract that is fulfilled when the children are mature enough to live together in marriage. Yes it's backward and stupid, but I see no difference between it and regular arranged marriage.iffo wrote:There are few incidents of these old farts among 1.5 billion people where as 30% of you forcing your children to get married when they are babies.
I wouldn't trust my mother to buy underwear for me, let alone choose me a wife. The qualities your mother and father look for in a woman are totally different from your own needs and desires.