Today in the morning my thoughts went to my friends in India.
How different the discussions can be between students.
Here in Sweden we are normally talking about college, work and travels and much more. For us here in Sweden our future marriage will be love, and no nothing else. There is no risk for arrange-marriage. While in India, my friends were talking about the marriages have to be love-marriage and they have to choose the man. Almost, everyone said love-marriage, after college and after 2-5 years of work.
But what does the statistic show? The most common is arrange with a percentage from 60-80%. So, how big chances are there for my friends to get a love marriage?
Hopefully, India is in a change with the marriage traditions, and love marriages become more common. Will the young women stand up against the family and society if the pressure of marriage arrives to the women earlier then she planned? Will they be against the families traditions, because almost every parents of them have had a arrange marriage.
A friend spoke directly, after college her parents are arrange a marriage for her and she has accepted it. What else can she do?
At the same time, two of my closer friends have found they love, one will get married in 2016. The other one friend, might be called half arrange/love marriage. Her boyfriends’ parents’ and her parents’ agreed for long time ago about arrange marriage, but she and her boyfriend fall in love before she got to know it. The engagement ceremony is in June and she has invited me, (Might have to travel to India again in the summer)