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Love is meant to be not arranged

Some people believe in love at first sight, while others believe it takes time to love someone. In life having a companion is very important factor. It’s hard to form a good relationship right when you meet that someone. If a relationship goes well, it could eventually end in marriage. Some cultures in the world however don’t allow their children to meet that special someone on their own. Parents in many cultures disapprove of love for their children. Would you ever consider getting married to someone who you never meant or seen once? Or getting married to someone who’s twice your father is age? Most probably not, but this happens to many young males and females throughout India and other countries. An arranged marriage is when parents, or eldest male in the family choose a partner for a young boy or girl. In some tradition like India, it’s okay for parents to find a suitable partner for their children because they basically follow the arranged marriage system and consider it as something great. They find partner for their kids from appropriate family so there is no chance of marrying an outsider. If any children marry according to their own desire, parents would consider it as a threat and shame to the family. Many men and women accept what their parents arrange for them so they don’t have to face the trouble, and also it’s what they know because it’s part of their tradition. Marriage is a commitment of two people who have made a vow to love each other till death. Love is meant to be not arranged. The point of love is to find that special someone whereby you will spend the rest of your life with. So why would parents arrange marriage for their kids if they are not willing to spend the rest of their lives with strangers. It’s very difficult to judge whether arranged marriage are good or bad since they both can have positive and negative effects. Some of the good out come in arranged marriage are that parents might...
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