Question: Why are arranged marriages so common in Sri Lanka?

This is largely due to the fact that South Asian traditions such as child marriage are uncommon in Sri Lanka. Marriages are arranged to pair people of the same socioeconomic status, ethnicity and caste (if relevant) to ensure the social order and structure of society.

What are the reasons for arranged marriages?

Why do they happen?To control unwanted behaviour and sexuality, and prevent unsuitable relationships, i.e. with people outside their ethnic, cultural, caste or religious group.To protect perceived cultural or religious ideals.Family honour or long-standing family commitments.Peer group or family pressure.More items

In what culture is arranged marriages common?

The tradition of arranged marriage is most commonly found in eastern-based cultures, including Indian, Japanese, and Chinese cultures. However, it was at one time equally popular in western culture.

Is Arranged Marriage better than marrying for love?

Arranged marriages provide equal stature, financial stability, cultural identity and the same opinions among partners and families, so, there is very less chance of disputes. The only downside to this is that partners do not know each other nor do they love each other before the marriage; well, most of the times.

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