Arranged Marriages – Would You?

Many of our parents probably came together through some sort of arranged marriages, elopement or some were lucky to have love marriages then. Nowadays people start seeing each other from an early age regardless of approval from their parents or their other half’s castes and backgrounds. However, what Ive realised is though we like to ”get around” and make the most of our freedom to love another there is still a strong popularity behind arranged marriages. Having discussed this issue amongst my Nepali friends in the UK this further led me to believe that people will give arrange marriages a go provided that they get to know the other before anything materialises. Somewhat like a dating period. Sounds good doesnt it? Many people have their own reasons for following this method of marriage. Some do it because they respect their elders but some do it because they’ve lost their faith in love. 
Love; I hope all the loved ones have a good Valentines Day tommorow even though I believe that tommorow shouldnt be hyped up that much. I dont know what will happen in terms of marriage for majority of us but it would be sad to lose faith in love. Nonetheless, I wouldnt mind giving arranged marriage a go 😉
What are your thoughts? 
Lex Limbu
Lex Limbu is a non-resident Nepali blogger based in the UK. YouTube videos is where he started initially followed by blogging. Join him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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  1. hahaha, I love this article and modern nepali youth.
    Its good to read that you are already contemplating about the marriage yet you haven’t started your university; its too sensible for my liking. Enjoy the uni life and work life (with alot of cash to splash) then think about your marriage. Make sure that you can withstand Bimla phupu’s jaru (nepali sweeper) if you are intending a mixed race marriage.
    Keep up the good work with your blog.

  2. arranged or love, both marriages will produce children. and damn! more and more children will add up to the already overpopulated planet earth. I suggest whoever get married whichever way, have only one baby. If you want two, then try to at least slow down the consumption rate of limited resources left in this world by producing two babies at the difference of about 7-8 years gap and no more than two! 😛

    anyway…arranged marriages are where your parents will take care of your conditional love. tomorrow is Losar for me. 🙂

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