It’s not like the couple see each other on the wedding day for the first time or just once before the wedding. There is usually a period of months or even a year or more after the couple are engaged and before the wedding, where the couple get to know each other, meet, talk and discuss the future.
This time after the engagement to the wedding day is sort of the dating period for the couple.
The divorce rate in India is only 2%, compared to parts of the world where 50% or more of the love marriages end in divorce.
The entire issue of arranging a marriage is one of the biggest responsibilities Indian parents face.What makes this system work in India is a great deal of trust in the choices of one’s parents.Like I’ve mentioned above this article is not to convince people to consider arranged marriages or to say they are better, it’s only to show that what we perceive as a wrong way of living or of giving up ones rights is not the way the situation is looked at in other cultures.It’s important to realize that just as in ‘love’ marriages, it may not be right for everyone, and not all work well, but they should not be confused and associated with other social issues like domestic violence, dowry or womens rights.When people think of arranged marriages, they often picture a boy or girl forced into a relationship in which they have absolutely no choice.
However, in reality, this is simply not the case, before the marriage becomes official the potential bride and groom have the opportunity to meet each other and decide whether or not a relationship is something that they would wish to pursue.
It can be said that an arranged marriage in India is not based on feelings, but rather on commitment.
An Indian woman described it as “Here, we get married without having feelings for the person.
Many people have a pretty major misunderstanding of the topic of arranged marriages and in fact have a fairly negative attitude regarding arranged marriages.
The best way to understand the reasoning behind such cultures is to put aside your own beliefs, opinions, and preconceived ideas in order to see more clearly before dismissing it as wrong.
This is mainly due to the fact that many Indians live in joint families where the wives enter into and live with the husbands family.