There are many schools of thoughts on ‘Marriage’ but basically, it is the custom by which two people make their relationship public, official, and permanent. Well, one way of doing it is through Arrange Marriage, where your parents arrange everything. From bride and groom to the functions, rituals and everything. You just be a part of it and happily (or pretending to be happy) accept everything.

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Another way of doing it is through Love Marriage, where you choose your life partner and then either introduce him/her to your family. If they agree, they happily arrange your marriage and you can enjoy the benefits of Arrange Marriage as well. If they don't agree then there are two possibilities: either you go against your family and marry the person you love or you respect your family's decision and decide not to marry your chosen special one person, and maybe continue to search for another love.

We could mention the advantages and disadvantages of Love and Arrange Marriages but there are online matrimony websites littered with those. So let’s cut to the chase and get to the point. The questions one should be asking oneself are:

  • How can I know whether this is the person I want to pledge myself to? 
  • How can I know if this is the right person to start a family with? 
  • How can I know if this is the person who will always be there for me? 

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The aforementioned questions can only be answered if you spend time together, get to know each other and ascertain each other’s vices and virtues. In order to make it easier for you, our matrimony website has brought up a concept of ‘Courtship’. You might ask what Courtship is and how it is different from Dating.

Courtship is the experience of developing a deep relationship with someone, with a view to seeing if marriage is right for the couple, without the complexity of sexual intimacy being part of that relationship. On the other hand, Dating is where Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person. In Courtship, commitment precedes intimacy, whereas, in Dating, intimacy precedes commitment. Back to Courtship, there are certain advantages of it that may make you think that it is the best thing to do before joining the sacred institution of Marriage. These advantages are as follows:

  • A courting couple intends to become engaged and get married. They know that their relationship is intended to be long-term and permanent.
  • Courting is a serious commitment that is considered a pre-engagement. The couple is exclusive and monogamous. They do not go on dates with anyone else.
  • A couple (especially young woman) may even be chaperoned by an older sibling when she sees her suitor.

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So the above-mentioned advantages set the aims of the relationship at the outset. Courting clarifies what is expected of you before you get involved in it. If you have tried everything else and still have not found your significant other, try Courtship and see where it leads ...