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Arranged Marriages

  • By: Monisha Pasupathi
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Young children in the United States taunt one another about cross-sex friendships by chanting “First comes love, then comes marriage….” This chant reflects a common assumption in the Western industrialized world, as well as elsewhere, about how one enters into a ...

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