The Marriage Of Marriage And Marriage

1599 Words Nov 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Cultures and countries around the world have differing views on many topics such as whether or not babies should be baptized, vaccinations, abortion and marriages. One topic that has been of controversy and is viewed differently in many countries is marriage and whether or not arranged marriages are better than love marriages. There are several different reasons why people in India believe that arranged marriages are the best; likewise, people in Western countries such as the United States believe that love marriages are best. Most westerners have a misconception on arranged marriages. An arranged marriage is a marital union where the groom and the bride are chosen by a third party, such as a mother, father, grandfather or grandmother. Most often confused with a forced marriage, which is where the bride and groom are chosen by a third party and are forced to marry each other or suffer the consequences. In western countries, marriages are considered “love marriages” where the bride and groom select each other and decide to get married based on their love and affection for one another. Even though arranged marriages and love marriages greatly differ from one another and each has advantages and disadvantages, neither one is better than the other in the long run. The primary difference between a love marriage and an arranged marriage is the person who selects the spouse. “In an arranged marriage, parents choose a spouse for their child primarily based on their own preferences,…

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