Would you marry a person you do not love?

May 1, 2010 12:10pm CST
Even in this new generation arranged marriage is prevalent. But most marriages are love marriage. Mine also is love marriage. But one of my friend is forced to marry a person she does not love because she is over age and the guy is rich. What should she do? Can love begin after marriage....Should she accept this relation?
5 responses
@Galena (9123)
2 May 10
I absolutely would not marry someone I didn't love, because then the marriage would be a lie. I'm sure if you married someone you didn't love, there's a change you may grow to love them, but could you really make those vows to someone you don't love and might not grow to love?
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 May 10
I could not marry someone that I didn't love. no amount of money or social standing would be worth entering into a loveless marriage. Marriage is union built on trust and commitment. How can you believe in these things and not love the person you are bound to? You would just be living a lie.
• India
1 May 10
I have my choice. I know myself. I know what I expect from a person. If that is fulfilled, I will be glad to have a person as my partner. Psychological similarity is the basis of love. So, why bother about whether our love is official or not? Thanks. God bless you
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
1 May 10
in some cultures, arranged marriage is their way of starting a family. love is not in the equation. the important thing in the ritual is the presence of two people being married with the blessing of their parents and community. love can be created if we choose to. and it comes in due time. i respect such cultures, because it works for them.
• India
1 May 10
she should accept it and try to love the person. after all, she has agreed to marry. Be it for money,or for the reason that she is over age. These days, and from times unkown, the institution of marriage is to install a NEED BASED RELATIONSHIP among the two sexes. Read any sociology guide, and you will get more inputs about this. I am sorry, if it is harsh, ... but, as far as i understand humanity, this is a fact.