Hindu dating culture
However, in reality, this is simply not the case, before the marriage becomes official the potential bride and groom have the opportunity to meet each other and decide whether or not a relationship is something that they would wish to pursue.
It’s not like the couple see each other on the wedding day for the first time or just once before the wedding. There is usually a period of months or even a year or more after the couple are engaged and before the wedding, where the couple get to know each other, meet, talk and discuss the future.
A number of factors are considered, for instance, generally speaking, marrying outside of one’s own caste is frowned upon, so that limits the number of choices.
Also, since the majority of Indians are Hindu, and Hindu’s believe strongly in astrology, the perspective couple’s horoscopes are be analyzed and “suitably matched” or the marriage cannot take place.
Many Indians look at marrying a person they don’t know, gives one “a lifetime to learn to love them”, as opposed to the American ideal of learning a person inside and out before entering into marriage.
It can be said that an arranged marriage in India is not based on feelings, but rather on commitment.
It is the father’s responsibility to choose and make the arrangements for a husband for his daughter.
It might seem like an easy matter for a father to arrange his daughter’s marriage, but religion and caste systems make it a daunting task.
Arranged marriages have always been a debatable subject.An Indian woman described it as “Here, we get married without having feelings for the person.