Is Romance a good basis for Marriage??

January 8, 2007 2:41pm CST
Far into the 21st century, there is one issue that still stirs up the hornet's nest. The old timers and traditioinalists stick to their guns that parents and elders are the best judges of people and only they should be choosing suitable partners for their children. However, the younger lot has serious differences with them as they believe that love marriages work far better. They know thier partners better and are also able to exercise their choices. Both reasons validate thieir respective stands and arriving at any particular conclusion has been difficult. With data on divorce rates reflecting an increased number of failed marriages lately, it is suspected that romantic love as a basis for marriage can ensure the relationship's lovgevity. Increasing number of couples are separating if they find the compatibility factor lacking. On the other hand, the taboo of society looking down on love marriages has almost disappeared from the urban and suburban areas. People have more tolerant and open outlook now. The younger generation also believes that happiness lies in leading a life with partners of their choice. Does this mean that romance is a better premise for marriages or is the other option better?
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