Arranged marriage vs online dating
Psychologist John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago recently did a study with several colleagues about internet dating and modern matrimony.
They found that more than one-third of all American couples who got married between 20 met online.
Right and make a blunder for life in the name of love!
” Many of my counterparts feel that marriage is unnecessary or terrifying as it leads to various issues which may end up in divorce, a fact that statistics testify to.
But in the US, between 40% and 50% of all marriages end in divorce.
In India, the divorce rate for all marriages is about 1% and it’s higher for love marriages than arranged ones there.
While these sites and apps don’t use the word “arranged” in their branding, it’s hard to deny that they do “arrange” for people to meet.
In addition, arranged marriages help couples uphold cultural and religious traditions that have stood the test of time.
And whether parents or computer algorithms make this connection, the ultimate goal is the same: to ensure a happy and long-lasting union. This article was originally published on The Conversation.
Most Indian women of “marriageable age” find themselves facing a choice – love marriage vs arranged marriage? As a well-qualified, working Indian woman in her mid-twenties in urban India, I inevitably face the question that haunts, irritates and many a times baffles many of my single friends and me, the ever-looming, “When will you get married?
In addition, the prevalence of matrimonial websites such as Shaadi (which means marriage in Hindi) and Jeevansathi (life partner in Hindi) empower young Indians who reside in India or North America to become more self-reliant.
The internet, higher education levels, and cultural and economic globalisation are also making single Indians freer to do their own searching for future spouses than their parents were.
And some traditions that limit choices for single people, such as parents placing newspaper ads to announce eligibility and interest, are becoming less common.