Advantages of arranged marriage :
In a country like India, where arranged marriage is more like a norm by societal standards, it is not surprising to see today’s men and women giving it a shot. Though it has both pros and cons, here’s is the plus side of an arranged marriage!
1. Full family support
For most people in India, marriage is like a family affair. And in a negotiated marriage, family support is a given. Compatibility of social status, family beliefs et al happen here allowing both the parties to come together for a lifetime. If the marriage demands the girl to stay with her in-laws, it is more likely that they will make her feel comfortable as they have already ‘approved’ of her.
2. Understanding is inevitable
An arranged marriage is performed only after both the parties mutually decide to go ahead with the union. The process therefore involves understanding each other’s cultural interests apart from individual views and opinions about life in general.
3. Socially compatible
Since parents always end up settling for a bride or groom with similar upbringing, lifestyle, values, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, it removes the chances of any potential disparities. These similarities are an advantage, as it makes the partners highly compatible and therefore, makes the marriage roots much stronger.
4. Mutual respect
Parental prestige and pride, makes every arranged marriage couple behave in a respectable and responsible way. They will never conduct themselves or their relationship in a way, which will put their families or familial relations in jeopardy. This ensures that both the partners will move equally towards making their marriage and relationship work. Plus both the partners bring equal level of understanding and respect in their relationship.
5. solid foundation
Families look out for those things that will stick in the long run – earning capacity and professional and career potential. Sure this may be on the duller side of things to young people but if you’re being practical, money matters.
6. Less confusion for your children
With such strong cultural and traditional values in place, you will usually get free baby-sitting which will allow your parents to inculcate your children with eastern values and traditions. Traditions, culture, religion, practices, marriages, rituals, career and professional expectations are all in place for them.
7. Financial security
Unlike a love marriage where financial security of the groom is not always a priority, in an arranged marriage, it is imperative that the bride’s family ensure that their would-be son-in-law is career-oriented and has a steady flow of income. A woman’s primary concern is financial security of the guy she marries which is rightly justified in this situation.
8. Magic of love
If love didn’t happen at first sight, don’t worry. In an arranged marriage, love happens at its own pace and being patient only goes on to give the best results 🙂 Also, don’t expect your partner to reciprocate immediately, instead make some effort to earn his love and affection for you.
9. Higher level of adjustment
High level of understanding and higher adjusting abilities help in making ends meet and also filling the loopholes of marriage. This increases compatibility and makes both the partners understand the importance of compromise and adjustment. Plus, every couple knows that their relationship has a direct effect on their family’s bond as well. That is why, a couple in an arranged marriage would work twice as hard to keep their relationship stable than look for a way out.
10. Strong sense of commitment
Arranged marriage is based on mutual trust and understanding rather than ‘love at first sight’. In an arranged marriage, commitment is what brings the two people together and love gradually blossoms. So, commitment is the strongest advantage for those who are going for an arranged marriage.
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