Arranged marriage dating site
They don’t always get it right, but they frequently do.
My own parents certainly did, 23 years ago, when I got married. Gosnell professor of economics, Rochester Institute of Technology.
But, in my opinion, things are changing here for a reason.
Online dating and matrimonial sites, such as e Harmony, Ok Cupid, and The Right Stuff are proliferating and becoming more accepted.
The practice also remains relatively common elsewhere in South Asia, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and East Asian countries like Japan and China.
I believe that most people in communities where arranged marriages predominate still feel that parents and other close relatives are qualified to select marriage partners.
In addition, the prevalence of matrimonial websites such as Shaadi (which means marriage in Hindi) and Jeevansathi (life partner in Hindi) empower young Indians who reside in India or North America to become more self-reliant.
In India, the divorce rate for all marriages is about 1% and it’s higher for love marriages than arranged ones there.
Perhaps this explains why people in arranged marriages tend to get divorced less frequently.
Data comparing divorce rates within countries for arranged and love marriages are hard to come by.
Marriages that began when couples met online were a little less likely to break up than those who didn’t and those spouses were somewhat more satisfied with their marriages, the researchers determined.
In my view, all parents seeking to arrange a marriage for their sons and daughters do so with the best of intentions.