Meeting someone new and deciding whether they’re right for you can be overwhelming. Arranged marriage is an ancient, but still effective way of meeting your future spouse. Whether you’re being set up by your parents, family and friends, or looking on your own, here are some things to think about before you decide to take things further.
Everyone has their own dreams, goals, and most importantly, personality!
Your parents and other involved family members will most likely have a very basic checklist when they go “spouse-hunting” for you. For most parents, they’re looking at their prospective son-in-law or daughter-in-law’s age, family background, religion, career, financial resume, and if it’s important to them and they believe in it, caste or socio-economic standing.
This means, they’re trying to find you a husband or wife who will be compatible with you on a logistics level.
But only you know what you’re really looking for in a life partner. Here are some questions to answer before you make a decision.
- Are you getting positive vibes?
- How do they feel about money?
- What are their duties?
- What are your ambitions and goals?
- Do you have common hobbies or interests?
Those are just five things you should keep in mind before agreeing to marry someone or turning them down. It’s not a conclusive list, feel free to add to this list as your heart desires.