Do parent'shave the right or a say in choosing your mate?

Philippines
February 28, 2007 5:10am CST
Are you in favor of fix marriage,by just your parents decision.
5 responses
@tiaramas (207)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 07
hahaha i was kind like that, hard to explain
• United Arab Emirates
28 Feb 07
There is a lot in favor of arranged marriages. I am not against or for any kind of marriage, I believe that each individual is different and we all have our own way of doing things. I had a love marriage, and both our parents met and approved of us, I don't know what the situation would be if anyone did not approve as the situation did not arise. When parents choose a spouse, they usually make their decision with the child's best interests in mind, and they will look into compatibility among other things, in a love marriage, sometimes, you marry in haste and repent at leisure. But I think both kinds of marriages have a chance of succeeding, it depends on the persons involved in the marriage
@jerpogz13 (283)
• Antarctica
28 Feb 07
yes,sometimes it helps when parents wants to fix marriage as long as they love each other.it depends also in the situations.
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
No i am not in favor of fix marriage. It is not good for a marriage without any connection at all. You have to establish relationship first. There must be love, friendship and trust to build a family in your own. Its not your parents who will bring your own family. They will not be the one lying beside with your partner. Good for those whose marriage works in through fix marriage.
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
No, I am not in favor about parents choosing whom shall their child marries. It is their obligation though, to guide their children in choosing the right partner. Sometimes, one believes that he is already in love when actually, he is only infatuated. The parents will then help their child make sure that it is his right feellings that has been guiding him to the right decision. Also, there are some persons of bad reputation, parents will have to verify the truth of the matter in order to undertake the appropriate action to make sure the child doesn't fall to the wrong arms in marriage.