Love marriages no a longer a taboo

on Jul 12, 2013 , 05:14 pm

About 15-20 years back, marriages were conducted solely according to the whims and fancies of the bride and the groom's parents. The concept of love marriage was condemned and looked down upon.

Falling in love before marriage was no less than a crime, something strange because India boasts of some of the most popular love stories. Both the boy and the girl did not enjoy any freedom and were forced to marry the one, their parents chose for him or her.

However, the time seems to be changing now and parents are now gradually opening up to the idea of love marriages.

Parents are becoming thoughtful of their children's feelings, therefore, love marriages are carried out with the same vigor and joy, as arrange marriages. They have started accepting it.

They are happily welcoming their children's choices as now they are more concerned about our happiness rather than their pride or carrying forward the responsibility of 'guarding' the name of their family.

Another reason behind such an acceptance is that parents, today, are more like friends to their kids and vice-versa. They are giving their children their full right to choose a partner of their choice.

The society as a whole has come a long way to accept the evolution. Many social factors have facilitated the acceptance of love marriage like independent thinking and open-mindedness among today's youth, the exposure to western culture, desi Bollywood movies have tumultuous romance stories with happy endings.

People including the elderly have started accepting of inter-caste marriages.

However, considering the awareness level, the phenomenon is still restricted to urban and semi urban areas. There are still few families who stick with their orthodox believes related to marriage. A lot more needs to be done to change the mindset of people with respect to marriage.

Ritu Debnath
But considering how the youth today is choosing gf/ bf lovemarriages cannot last long. Its the new found obsession of this generation to have a gf/bf. If one doesnt have one, one is backward. Also people so easily breakup thesedays. Dont know how far this love marriage obsession is going to go.
on May 12, 2014 , 02:05 am
Sunil Thanki
I have a confession.. sometimes when i write "LOL" , i dont really LOL at all. Ah that felt good to get off my chest! Lol! Crap i jus did it again
on Jul 21, 2013 , 04:33 am
love marriage is gud for me
on Jul 20, 2013 , 12:30 pm
Sanjeev Kumar
love marriage to theek hai lekin ye to batao marriage ke baad 498A aur dusri case ki ladki hone par atrocity nahi lagega.
on Jul 17, 2013 , 07:01 am
Ng Eng Hou
Should be a good sign,is it? Less likely a person will marry someone he/she doesn't know!
on Jul 16, 2013 , 12:57 pm
Sekar Raghavan Nair
Today youngsters mix freely,,,,it is important they get to know each other before settling down,,,
on Jul 15, 2013 , 04:31 pm
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