While the battle between love and arranged marriage seems to be going on forever, youngsters more or less tend to sway in the direction of love marriages due to reasons uncountable. However, let’s steer clear of this fight and, for a change, look at some pros (yes, “pros”, you hear it right!) of arranged marriages.
15. They say Arranged Marriage Ensures Financial Security
Well, in India, if you’re marrying a guy whose career hasn’t yet shaped up properly, then you’re marrying a dud, and according to the “relatives”, you might just end up in a divorce sooner or later. Well, may be divorce is a too far-fetched thought, but then, financial stability does matter, and we know, no matter what happens, our parents are never going to choose someone as their son-in-law who is anything less than “perfect”, at least in their eyes!
14. Bride and Groom from Similar Backgrounds Make More Stable Couples
In arranged marriages, more than often we find the groom and bride coming from a similar background, so there are lesser and lesser chances of having any family related troubles or even bloodshed like they show in Hindi films. Well, if you think behave like Ayesha Takia’s character in “Socha Na Tha”, then it’s a whole new story altogether!
13. Longer Years of Matrimonial Bliss
Arrange or love, marriages are but battlefields between two people, so it’s much better to go for the former where you’ll at least have things to talk about and know about each other. In this way, you will be spared more years of matrimonial “bliss”!
12. Spare yourself the tension, let your Parents Choose Your Partner
Well, this might sound preposterous in this “serious” listicle, but choosing a partner for yourself means making a lot of decisions and undergoing a lot of tensions which would in turn result in wrinkles! Oh my God, did we just mention WRINKLES?!
11. Did You Know Divorce Rate The World Over Is Higher For Love Marriages?
According to researches around the world, divorce cases are maximum in case of love marriages than arranged marriages. You might just term it as a mere “figure” but, nevertheless, these figures speak out a lot and are worth acknowledging before reaching out to any conclusions.
10. Love Can Keep You Blind Till Marriage; Arrange Marriage Is A Better Gamble
If the groomsmen demand some sort of dowry or any such “demands”, you can simply call off the marriage and inform the police (sadly, even “educated” people give in to these demands), but such is seldom possible in love marriages where things sometimes just get beyond anyone to handle. After all, people do become blind in love!
9. Arrange Marriages Now Allowing Longer Courtship
Are you someone who prefers love marriages simply because it provides you with a scope to “know” your partner? Well, for your information, arranged marriages are nowadays more like arranged-love marriages where, unlike earlier times, you not only get to meet your partner but also get to spend considerable time with him before making the decision.
8. Arrange Marriages Check Compatibility With The Entire Family
7. There’s Lots You Can Discover Post Marriage
If you’re really a romantic person, then you should go for arranged marriages—umm….no, we haven’t gone mad! According to the “experts”, there’s much excitement in post-marriage romance and budding love, and because of the commitment factor, it’s something totally different from the pre-marriage romance! Well, is it something difficult to visualize—then think about the Esha-Fardeen relationship in “Just Married”.
6. Likelihood of Fairytale Wedding much Higher in Arranged Marriages
Arrange Marriages more often calls for an elaborate, fairy-tale weddings than love marriages—reason? Well, what other than the fact that your husband has been chosen from 1000s by your parents. What? What’s your benefit? It’s simple, you can, at least for one whole week, be treated like a princess!
5. Arrange Marriages Come With No Prior Dominance over the Other
If marriage is a battleground, then, in arrange marriages, both the husband and the wife start from the same level since no one has a prior record of dominance over the other. However, things are not as straight as they look virtually in love marriages.
4. Looks and Charm Cannot Deceive One in an Arranged Marriage
Sometimes, swayed by looks and charm, you tend to make wrong decisions in love marriages, but the prospective groom has to go through a lot of hurdles before ending up before the sacred fire. The same goes for the bride as well. So, at least in pen and paper, it’s much better than their counterpart.
3. Better Support for In-Laws in an Arranged Marriage
Now, let’s talk about some serious stuff. In arranged marriages, you’re more in favor of getting all the love and support of your extended family in times of crisis (albeit, if you maintain a healthy rapport with your in-laws and are capable to giving back that love in form of respect!).
2. You will definitely Get a New Wardrobe In Arranged Marriage
If you love to shop and shop till you drop, then arrange marriages is your chance to get a whole new wardrobe! Well, just emotionally blackmail your parents and see the results!
1. You Always Have Someone Else To Blame If Things Go Wrong
Marriages, arranged or not, are but suicides, so it’s better to get along with arranged marriages—at least, you can later blame your parents for any kind of detestable issues (we sincerely hope there aren’t—but we also remember it’s “marriages” we’re talking about!)!