Advantages of Arranged Marriages:
Statistics indicate advantages of arranged marriage include fewer divorces. While the divorce rate for first-time newlyweds in the United States is nearly 50% before the first ten years, couples whose marriages were prearranged experience greater longevity. When it comes to choosing a suitable mate, fathers and mothers may really know best. Parents may possess the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of their own child's character and nature to choose a suitable life partner. In certain cultures, if the bride's family has a close relationship with the groom's, her parents are well aware of the socioeconomic status, belief system, or genetic makeup. The goal for both families is to enter into a contract that will prove to be permanent. Permanency ensures that both the bride and groom's parents and siblings will enjoy a long lasting familial and in some cases, entrepreneurial relationship. Intermarriage is not uncommon between two or three families that enjoy the advantages of arranged marriage. In such cultures, divorce is viewed as an insult to both families, as it not only breaks the covenant between husband and wife, but also between two clans or castes that have invested money, possessions and pride into the union contracted while the children were just infants.
Disadvantages of Arranged Marriages
advantages and disadvantages of arranged marriages in islam
Before we delve into the advantages of arranged marriages it is first important to consider the forms that arrange marriages take in Asian societies such as that of India.
Advantages of arranged marriage :
I guess that one of the advantages of an arranged marriage is that the family is proud of you. If this is more important to someone than to be with a person one knows (and loves), well this is really, really way too far from the areas I can talk about.