Algorithm of an arranged marriage:
1) Check the foto if like it goto step 2
2) Check the horoscope if it matches goto step 3
3) Visit the gals/guys house for free snack session and have an officially sponsored violation of privacy with the sort of questions that would've made you beet red in anger had the situation been anything otherwise.
4) If step 3 finishes satisfactorily..get the 2 bakras married!!!
There are many people around who dont believe in placing bets or who consider gambling as an evil. But still they have no qualms in going in for an arranged marriage. It still beats me..how can one judge a person with just a few minute talk and above all get CONVINCED that he/she is going to be his life partner??!!! Even to select a team mate we have 4 rounds of interview!!!
Before you guys jump on me..let me hide behind the disclaimer. I've absolutely no issues with this concept which has worked well for my parents..their parents..relatives...and majority of people i knew and i am more than happy to have this off my plate rather than taking this into my hands!! Think unless one takes the plunge cant tell whether he can swim or drown ;) Still from the shore it looks so weird and scary and at times.. nothing more than a gamble. The other option of a person selecting their own partner themselves (aka love marriages) doesn't sound so fool proof either. The only difference between the two being, you got someone else to blame in case of former and only yourself in latter!!
What do you guys think? wud like to hear it from the (married) horse's mouth :)