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Places such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, china, Indinesia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other Muslim/Islam countries arranged marriage are common and accepted. It’s looked upon as a successful tradition in many countries. In North America arranged marriage are considered to be objectionable when compare to choice available in love. Parents say that they know their children the best, and they have a lot of wisdom to know who and what’s best for them. The most important part in choosing an arrange marriage are “the bond between the two families, rather than the relationship between the couple being married’. Some families let their the couples go out on dates to get to know each other, some families only grant supervise visit to the couple to be married and others don’t even see each other in person it may only be a picture that they see. In Afghanistan at least 60 to 80 percent of marriages are forced. But however, in some Countries man and woman can refuse the spouse selected for them. Arrange marriage tend to last longer than love marriage, the divorce rate of arrange marriage is lower than those of love marriage, because the more tradition people don’t believe in divorce and they tend to try and work thing out.
However, people are now taking advantage of the current system through “marriage of convenience”. Partners that live here are seen as a good match because they live here and have a successful life. Partners that get married to someone over here are over whelmed, because not only do they get to come over but their families as well. Also, people pay lump sum of money just to come over to Canada or to get there landed paper because may be they came as a refugee. Since people are now using arranged marriage as a way of either coming to Canada or getting the landed paper, “Immigration officers are now allowed to refuse visas to applicants if they suspect a marriage of convenience”.
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