When asked if they would ever consider an arranged marriage, 67% answered: "Are you crazy? Heck, no!"
That's according to the latest unscientific poll of 554 people at SharylAttkisson.com.
Seventeen percent (17%) answered that it would depend on who arranged the marriage, while 11% answered "maybe."
Five percent (5%) said "Yes, why not?"
Full results are below. Be sure to answer the newest poll at SharylAttkisson.com. Look for the black box on the right sidebar on your computer or scroll way down on your mobile device.
Would you ever consider an arranged marriage?
67% Are you crazy? Heck no!
17% Depends on who arranges it
5% Yes, why not?
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Matthew Jahnke says
Sure. They do have arranged marriages, In India. Not the United States.
But, perhaps some should be.
That way, we probably would have less interracial marriages. Less gay marriages. Less bi-racial marriages. Less murder. Less Rapes.
Dr. Peter R. Schreiner says
As I mentioned in the comments when I first saw this poll, there is probably no difference in the "success" of a marriage or the happiness derived from it whether arranged or come about by our present "mating dance". I believe most matches over the coarse of human history are fueled by lust and often kept together out of convenience or necessity. It takes a strong Christian conviction to see past lust and accept character as the most important trait. This can give an arranged marriage an advantage if it is done with thoughtful consideration of families and like values. I would have rebelled at this idea 40 plus years ago (I have been married 42 years to the same woman) but I'm not so sure today.