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Posted 10/14/14 , edited 10/14/14
Today I got a assignment in school to write about arranged marriages. And this made me wonder what the CR community thinks about arranged marriages.

*EDIT Let me change the question, what do you think about forced arranged marriages?
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33 / M / Animeville, USA
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I'd be ok with it. Might be the only way I'd get married.
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29 / F / England
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it would depend if its forced arranged marriage or not.

If both parties are happy thats fine but if not then its not right

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17 / M / Salt Lake City, Utah
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If it's consensual it's fine in my opinion. There's always the option for divorce and in many cases arranged marriages on average last longer than unarranged.
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Isn't statistically speaking arranged marriages last much longer than "traditional" marriage?

Your parents are obviously better at picking lifelong partners than yourself.
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23 / M / AZ
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It's good business.
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I can't think of any positives actually I personally don't think there are when it comes to this topic.
Parents picking a person for you to spend the rest of your life with? Doesn't seem right to me.

In some cultures the people don't know anything about each other or have even met till their wedding day.
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Compulsory arranged marriages in which any partner is unwilling are invalid by default. You wouldn't recognize demonstrably fraudulent credit card charges, so why would you recognize a forged marriage license or a marriage license signed under duress?
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41 / M / Virginia, D.C. su...
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Indra2007- Gotta be careful with comments like that when you're from Utah, man! lol
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16 / F / Connecticut
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I don't really like the idea of it, because it makes it sound like you probably don't have any feelings or care about this other person. If both people are okay with it, then whatever. But if it's forced, I hate it.
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33 / M / Animeville, USA
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Posted 10/14/14

custardmouse wrote:

Indra2007- Gotta be careful with comments like that when you're from Utah, man! lol


What? I'm a shy guy. Barely talk to any girls much less ask them out. It's probably be easier if my parents found a nice girl that they wanted me to marry and set the whole thing up.
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I think they're absolutely absurd, regardless if it's consensual or not. I couldn't imagine being forced to get married to someone I might potentially hate. Even if it was an opportunity, I wouldn't take it.

I could understand why it exists, for example, in a Monarchy for the sake of preventing conflict. But that's then vs. now. And even then, people should have been able to choose who they married.
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19 / M / Cali
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Definitely not okay with it but if it stops a World War III then everybody better praise me lol
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17 / F / In your house or...
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giving It A Try Is All you can do i mean you can just divorce if It doesnt work out right....?
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17 / F / CT
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I dont like it. My friend who's religion has an arranged marriage and shes miserable. She likes this guy but she cannot pursue anything with him because of her religion. Its her own life and she should be the one to decide she could marry whoever she wants.
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