Arranged Marriages

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Arranged Marriages : should the parents decide

Some people believe in love at first sight, while others believe it takes time to love someone. In life having a companion is a very important factor. It's hard to form a good relationship right when you meet that person. It takes time, patience, and trust to love that person and positively is sure it will last. If a relationship goes well, it will eventually end in marriage. Some cultures in the world however don't allow their children to meet that special someone on their own. So you ask then how would they meet someone that they would love and get married to. This brings me to the tradition of arranged marriages.

Arranged marriages have been around in parts of the Middle East and Asia as long as the institution of marriage itself. In the arranged world, they say marriage comes first and love later. The question is what is an arranged marriage? Arranged marriages for the previous generations were arranged solely by the parents. The boy or girl probably wouldn't even see each other before the wedding, depending on the parents. The parents by word of mouth from a friend or relative would hear of someone's son or daughter. Than they would go and approach the family if they were of a good respectable background and ask if they are willing to marry off their son or daughter with theirs. If an

agreement was made then they would marry the kids off without them ever meeting each other before marriage. Today, however the concept of arranged marriages is totally different, although some may do what was done in the past. Today the parents give a choice. The boy or girl is allowed to see and talk to the possible spouse before the wedding to see if they are compatible.

Western countries, such as Canada and the United States of America, believe In a dating system that consists of seeing many different people to choose a compatible mate which they will marry in the future (

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