Dating before you get married
Also, since the majority of Indians are Hindu, and Hindu’s believe strongly in astrology, the perspective couple’s horoscopes are be analyzed and “suitably matched” or the marriage cannot take place.Additionally, the father will want to make sure that his daughter is marrying into a good family, so a lot of investigation takes place before the arrangements are made.Arranged marriages have always been a debatable subject.It is in the major outlook on relationships that Indians are vastly different, in the way they perceive the institution of marriage, to those beliefs of other countries especially in the west.A daughter is said to marry into a family in India.Marriage is not perceived as a relationship between two people but as a relationship between families and especially between the girl and her husband’s family.
An Indian woman described it as “Here, we get married without having feelings for the person.
While it may not be for all and love marriages in India are not unheard of or a rare sighting by any means…arranged marriages aren’t necessarily a bad thing either!
Here are some points to better understand the Culture of Arranged Marriages in India: Although most westerners cannot fathom marrying someone they do not love, it is incredibly interesting to note that arranged marriages is not something which is fought against, or a source of protest among the young of India.
This is mainly due to the fact that many Indians live in joint families where the wives enter into and live with the husbands family.
So a family with several sons will have their wives and children all living together in the same house.