Dating customs in asian countries

These rules were seeped in patriarchal tones and advocated stripping women of their basic independence, from a belief that independent women spread promiscuity.The women from this time on were put under the shackles of forced patriarchy, having to live under the guardianship of a man in all stages of life: Father when she is unmarried, Husband when she is married and son when she is old/widowed.Even love marriages and elopements were quite common.The couple in love will elope and undergo what is known as ‘Gandharva’ type of marriage.Arranged marriages became the most prevalent way of marriage in the country and among Hindus especially.Process of Arranged Marriage Arranged marriages in India are long drawn out processes, where finalizing the perfect match may take months and even years.While seeking a match, the parents prefer to choose a candidate belonging to same or compatible caste and sub-caste.This is probably done to preserve the ethnicity of the caste and to seek a match with people having similar customs as one.

While arranged marriages were preferred, the consent of the bride was generally taken into consideration.Some of these criteria are: Religion: Religion tops the list of criteria while fixing a marriage match.The boy and girl going for an arranged marriage have to belong to the same religion.Criteria for Suitable Match The suitability of a match is determined after taking into account several factors.While some are common for the boy’s and girl’s sides, certain others are tailored to suit either side.

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