My own parents certainly did, 23 years ago, when I got married.And whether parents or computer algorithms make this connection, the ultimate goal is the same: to ensure a happy and long-lasting union.
Arranged marriages, which remain common in some parts of the world, are a rarity here.
Data comparing divorce rates within countries for arranged and love marriage are hard to come by. S., between 40 and 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce.
In India, the divorce rate for all marriages is about 1 percent and it’s higher for love marriages than arranged ones there.
And modern arranged marriages – including my own – are becoming more like love marriages.
According to some estimates, more than half of the marriages taking place around the world each year are arranged.