Arranged marriages although popular in Indian culture can result in a high rate divorce. Since these kinds of marriages are arranged by parents, neither bride and groom have no choice in whom they are marrying. The fact that someone is not marrying a person they know can destroy or lead to a loveless marriage. Some of the basis of for these kinds of marriages are base on social class. It can be economic, background, culture factor, taste, religion, education, family values, traditional etc. This can lead to imaginary expectations from both parties and difficult to predict without knowing each other due to being strangers. There are claims that the number of divorce rate have doubled or even tripled in major cities over the past five years (Dummett, 2011). In Mumbai, more than 11,000 cases were filed within the past four years for young couple married less than a year. Reasons resulting from divorce were based on jealousy, independence of women and ego (Sharma, 2016).
In todays globalized world a lack in social welfare can affect the social function leading to arranged marriages and need to be thought through. It is important to consider times have changed and dating has taken a whole new level. Although customs play a role in parents grooming and prepare their young woman for arranged marriages, sometimes it does not benefit the people getting married. In arranged marriages families bel...
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...It takes years to fully know and understand someone and people change. Therefore, it is important to take the time to invest in knowing a person before marrying them and the reason people should be given the right to do as they please. There is no reason to have arrange marriages because people at a certain age can make their own decisions. Unless it is someone’s choice and they believe in arranged marriages then it is their choice. If it is their family values, beliefs and what they have always wanted to do then it is their moral right. Nowadays there are dating sights most consider when looking for marriage. Younger generations are socializing more though online interactions. One thing for sure is people have more choices compared to older ways of doing things. It should be base on two people who love each other, and able to make their own decisions (Gandhi, 2016).
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