Arranged Marriages

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Would you ever consider getting married to a person you never meet or just seen

once? Most probably no, but this happens to many young males and females throughout

India and other countries. Arranged marriages are now and have been heated debate in

certain cultures. Arranged marriages have many young boys and girls to destroy their

lives, but to others it is considered the most reliable way to find a life partner. Even

though today's Western society believes in love marriages, parents in many cultures

disapprove of love marriages for their children. It's very difficult to judge whether

arranged marriages are good or bad since they have both positive and negative effects.

An arranged marriage is when parents, or eldest male in the family, chooses a

partner for a young boy or girl. In some situations an aunt, family friend or relative finds

a partner for the child. Arranged marriages are practiced all over the world, mainly in

Hindu and Sikh cultures. It does not matter how westernized India or other countries may

have become, arranged marriages are still practiced. Arranged marriage is basically an

agreement between two families rather than two young people. The first

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