Love vs ‘Arranged Marriages’
Marriage is a social contract between a man and a woman. Marriage is a legal contract between two persons that leads to kinship. Nowadays, one can hear about love marriages and arranged marriages, which have some differences between them.
Unlike arranged marriages, love marriages are more common in the Western World. Well, what exactly is an arranged marriage and love marriage? An arranged marriage is a marriage which is arranged by persons other than those who are getting married. On the other hand, a love marriage is a marriage which is arranged by the partners themselves.
In arranged marriages, the couples must the consent of their parents. On the other hand, in most of the love marriages, the partners will not need the consent of the parents, or elders.
Unlike love marriages, arranged marriages are more stable. Divorces are seen less in arranged marriages, and there is a great family bond.
In arranged marriages, the parents will be thoroughly investigating the background of the bride and the groom. They will be looking into every aspect, like wealth, health conditions and habits. In love marriages, the couples are not worried about any background investigations. It is just love that runs in their blood.
When talking about love, love has to be developed in an arranged marriage, as they will only know each other better after the wedlock, but in a love marriage, the couples have always been in love, and there is no need to develop it.