Which one would you go for?
In Indian culture, arranged marriage is prevalent. My parents had an arranged marriage. In fact, they hadn’t met each other at all before marrying. It was the custom then and in some parts of India today, couples still tie the knot without a single meeting.
What is interesting is today the definition of arranged marriage has changed. My cousins have had arranged marriages, but in their cases, they had the opportunity to meet their partner on a couple different occasions. They also had the choice to either give their nod or refusal to marry him.
Sometimes, even after the girl has said yes, she has a time period of a couple months to get to know the guy further before it transitions into marriage. It all depends case by case. I would say it’s more like dating someone but with your family’s consent and presence.
I prefer a love/arranged marriage!
What is my personal opinion? Hmmm! I would prefer a combination of a love and arranged marriage. I’d like to fall in love with the man first and then get married. But I wouldn’t just like to announce my decision to get married to my family after he proposes to me.
Rather, I would like to introduce the man I am dating so my family can get a feel of him and also be comfortable with him. This way, even the man I’m dating would start to build a relationship with my family.
Obviously, I don’t know if things would exactly turn out this way, but it would certainly be a lovely way to fall in love, get married, and have your family involved!
What are your thoughts on love or arranged marriage? Please share with me in the comments.