Monday, October 24, 2011
Arranged Love Lasting, "Real" Love ... Not so Much
Research found that arranged marriages can surpass love marriages in regards to long-term contentment and love.
For example, a study compared love in love marriages vs. arranged marriages in India. Love in the love marriages starts out very high but decreases over time. In arranged marriages, the love starts out relatively low (people often don't know each other well before marriage) and increases gradually. In fact, it surpasses love marriage love in 5 years. In 10 years, its double.