Monday, February 2, 2009

Marriage then love?

It's weird, but I've been doing a bit of research due to a 20/20 program I watched last Friday.

Statistics show the marriages for "love" have a high 50% divorce rate, and arranged marriages have a 5-7% divorce rate.

Now, I know what a bunch of you are thinking, there are strings attached with arranged marriages, but in some cultures it's not so bad. People end up falling in love after they are married. They build their relationship on the idea that they must work together in order to have a successful, happy life, and somewhere along the way they fall in love.

It's a nice thought. Most people rush into marriage thinking they are in love, making a decision in the heat of the moment and look where they are. Divorced.

I don't know. Maybe it's my cynical nature coming out again, but it's definitely something to think about.


  1. Hm, maybe I should start considering an arranged marriage. Those statistics are definitely interesting.

  2. it's hard to say. It reminds me of people "settling" and marrying a good friend because they don't want to be alone. you're happy, sure, but what do you do if you somehow meet someone you really truly are in love with? then it's just an awkward mess.