Marriage is a contract between two individuals, but when it is brought about by their parents or families and not the boy/girl who get married, it is known as arranged marriage. Since arranged marriages are brought about by people who are not the involved parties-bride or groom-love is no consideration at all. However, there are other, more important factors which become the focus of concern in arranged marriages. For example, the vocation of the groom is an important factor, although a bride's vocation is not considered as important. There are also, most importantly, caste, class, religion, family reputation, horoscope, age, language and other considerations. Matchmaking is sometime an obsession with parents and relatives in cultures where arranged marriages are in vogue.

Arranged marriages are ...

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