10 Reasons Having An Arranged Marriage Is Actually Pretty Cool!
Neha GuptaSenior Lifestyle Writer, POPxo
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It is old school, yes, but that’s exactly what’s so great about an arranged marriage. If you’re not keeping up with the “modern” dating times, if you’re actually let your mom and dad look for guys for you instead of swiping left and right on apps, we applaud you. Allow us to tell you that you are in for some really fun times ahead. Here’s why we think having an arranged marriage is pretty cool!
1. Your family already loves your husband-to-be...
So you don’t have to worry about settling him in and making sure he’s comfortable with them. Everyone else in your family will do that for you. And take it from us, it’s a great load off your shoulders.
2. In fact, your in-laws go out of their way to make you feel at home.
Since your in-laws kinda chose you for their son, they will pamper you with much love and attention, if only to prove that their choice was right. You can now go ahead and clear your memory of images of vengeful MILs busy plotting against their bahus. That kind of stuff probably happens only in Hindi TV serials.
3. Your family prompts you to go on dates. Imagine that!
And they give happily give you permission (unlike ever before) to stay out late. Plus, you don’t have to worry about being caught with a boy by some door ke rishtedaar.
4. You accept each other just the way you are, because you aren’t trying to “impress” one another.
Couples in an arranged marriage setup actually lay out all their cards on the table, and most of them do so in the first meeting itself. And even though it may sound surprising, it actually brings in a higher level of understanding, acceptance and respect in their relationship.
5. You courtship period is super exciting!
Because even though you are probably getting married in six months, you know very little about each other, and that leaves so much room to discover and talk about. It’s quite like an adventure, actually.
6. And your honeymoon is a different experience altogether
‘Coz it isn’t just your first trip as a couple together, but also the first trip when you are alone, away from your families and, um, can have fun. (If you know what we mean!)