Arranged Marriage Vs Traditional Marriage

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"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” (Tom Mullen). There are different customs and traditions that are followed in different societies. There are two main types of marriages that are practiced in various societies and cultures and they are: arranged marriages and free-choice marriages. Arranged marriages are most common in the Middle East, and in parts of Africa and Asia (“Modern Arranged Marriages”). In contrast, free-choice marriages are most common in Western countries such as, Canada, America, and many European countries. It is argued that free-choice marriages based on love or romance; offer more independence and freedom as compared to arranged marriages (Regan, "Arranged vs. Love-Based Marriages in the U.S.-How Different Are They?", 2012).
What is an arranged marriage? It is defined as “a marriage in which the husband and wife are chosen for each other by their parents.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Arranged Marriages”) typically with similar cultural backgrounds and is predetermined to be married by their parents. To be specific, this tradition is most recognized in eastern-based cultures and still continues these traditions even today. Arranged marriages have known to exist since ages and still remains to be a highly sign of respect to elders when they pave the way of arranged marriages for their younger ones (“Essay on Arrange Marriage vs. Love Marriage”). However, most women in eastern cultures
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