Why People Should Support Arranged Marriages
You may consider your parents choosing your spouse a bad and outrageous idea, but in the long run, would it? People should consider arranged marriages because whoever is chosen just may be the perfect match, it may be what your parents want, or it is just an old tradition/custom. McBirney states that arranged marriages are common, especially in the 21st century. I am for arranged marriages.
The first reason why I support arranged marriages is because whoever your parents choose may be the perfect match. Surendra states, “I am thankful for the fact that papa insisted I talk to him.” Surendra talks about how charismatic he is and how much she likes him and his personality. This show that although your marriage is arranged, it just may be the person you been dreaming of.
Secondly, arranged marriage may be what your parent(s) want and it may eventually work in the future. Surendra states, ” For the past five years, my papa brought proposals to me for marriage, and somehow I couldn’t seem to settle down with any of them.” At first, she did not want it but later Surendra realizes it was for the best and she also realized that her dad made a good choice.
Lastly, it may be a custom within religion or race. McBirney states, “Most modern arranged marriages take place in the Middle East and the Far East, in countries like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Japan, and others. It has become less popular in places like China over the past few decades, as the culture rapidly Westernizes and young people are beginning to value individual choice more than family traditions and preferences.” Some time parents like to choose rich people so they don’t have to worry about the child’s financial security.
Although some people believe that arranged marriages should not be allowed, because they think the child should have the say on who they commit to but that just maybe there a way of life. You should respect their custom as you would want them to respect yours. In conclusion, arranged marriages should be allowed because you never know if its the right person for you, if that’s what your parents want, or if it’s a custom. That is why arranged marriages should be ok.