Arranged Marriage: My Thoughts

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These are my thoughts on arranged marriage. This is an English assignment for school. Enjoy! :D

Submitted: March 09, 2014

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Submitted: March 09, 2014



Arranged Marriage: My Thoughts

By: Tianna Woo


Arranged marriage is when two people are destined to get married when they are the appropriate age. My grandma on my mother’s side had an arranged marriage. Her spouse that she married however died when my mom was just 14 years old. Pity. I never got to meet him.


This system was thought to be one way to learn to love a person. Instead of having to chase another person you dearly love, only to find out that they don’t love you back, you get to learn to love a person you have no experience with. It sounds scary at first, but did you know that arranged marriages have a way higher rate of successfully working as opposed to marriage by choice? Now that’s an intriguing fact.


In my opinion, despite that arranged marriages actually work better than marriages by choice, I think that the person should get to pick who they want to marry whether it works or not. It’s just not right. I mean imagine you dreading to have to marry someone you don’t love. It just loses its effect really. THE CHILD SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN SPOUSE.


Many people’s question for arranged marriage is: how would dating work? Going on a date with someone you have really no affection with is almost like a blind date except you know exactly who the person is. If I was going on a date with someone my parents arranged a marriage with, oh, I’d be shivering just by the thought of it. I’m not letting someone decide my future soul mate.


If my parents have chosen someone for me to marry in the future, my obvious reaction would be to rebel and argue for my rights of marriage. I do not want an arranged marriage. I wish to choose my own mate unlike some other people in the world. I know some may disagree with me but it is my self opinion. I cannot date someone I don't love. That is just not how I roll.


Thank you very much in advance for reading my thoughts on arranged marriage. My thoughts may differ from many others, it’s good to express your self opinion, right? Anyway, these are my thoughts on this topic.

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