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How to Get an Arranged Marriage

by Alison Faria

If you've been unlucky in love, you have the option of obtaining an arranged marriage. This article will provide you with the steps you should take to find your own predetermined spouse.

Finding "The One"

Keep in mind that while arranged marriages are common in places like the Middle East and in India, you don't have to be from either of these backgrounds to obtain an arranged marriage. Indeed, arranged marriages don't have to have anything to do with parents or other family members. A third party, such as a matchmaker, is usually all that's needed

In order to find a matchmaker for your situation, you will first need to do an Internet search. It is important to discern between dating matchmakers and marriage matchmakers. For these purposes, focus on searching matrimonial sites.

Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few matrimonial sites available. The site that you choose to join should be mainly based on your geographic location. However, if you are willing to relocate that is not necessary.

Before you join any matrimonial site, try to determine its reputation. One of the ways to research this is to do a basic Internet search on the website of your choice and include the word "scam."

When you've found a site that you think would provide you with a good arranged marriage, pay the membership fees and create a truthful profile.

Things to keep in mind when searching for a possible match should include: age, location, and religious preferences. In places like India, there are additional factors, such as familial reputation, and the caste that a person belongs to.

Above all, have patience. You might be eager to get married, but you should make sure your living habits meet both of your needs and expectations. Eventually, what began as an arranged marriage could actually become true love!

Items you will need
  • A third party
  • Strong research skills
  • Willingness for commitment
  • Financial security

About the Author

Alison Faria began writing professionally in 2002. Her articles have been published on Happy News and various other websites. She has a Bachelor of Arts in writing, literature and publishing with a minor in history from Emerson College.