Of course, statistics related to this are not available.
On the other hand, we are also hearing about people in the western world choosing the pre-arranged marriage route out of respect for tradition.
Sandhya is 29 years old and her husband, Ankur, is 31. My dad, every Sunday, he would send in and screen these ads, and whichever he thought could be the potential matches, he would mark them and tell me, "Whoever you are interested in just send them an email." I remember being a little girl and like, "No, I'm not going to go through that. With her, I saw her email, we met once, and then we talked once, and it just felt right. Was it strange to start a relationship that's like, "OK, this is going to be serious. Sandhya: I think we had a lot of conditioning from our parents about it.
Common in India, Africa and in some parts of the Middle East, arranged marriages are decided by family members rather than by two people organically.
There are a lot of things that I like about him; it's hard to put into words.
Then my parents went to his place and met his parents, and they liked everything, so he flew from the U.
Ankur: Because our entire families are there, so you are not really talking too much.
Sandhya: First of all, we have to stop judging others. He is going to forgive me, and he's going to make mistakes and I will have to forgive him. Ankur: The compromises in marriage, they become effortless because … Sandhya: We will be more mature with each day and we will be a wiser person with each day, but that's going to happen with age.