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Online Matchmaking Adds a Twist to Arranged Marriages in India
Old-Fashioned Matchmaking as an Antidote to Modern Dating Dilemmas - Freakonomics Freakonomics
According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research , in it was estimated that around 6. The practice of miai emerged in 16th century Japan among the samurai class to form and protect strong military alliances among warlords to ensure mutual support. Miai was a solemn practice and involved considerations that aren't given as much weight by most modern Japanese people , such as family bloodlines and class. This type of miai is usually seen portrayed in films and television dramas. After the Pacific War , the trend was to abandon the restrictive arranged-meetings system. Modern forms of miai are still practiced in Japan today, although they are no longer as prevalent as they were in the pre-Meiji era. The participants in a miai process include the candidates who are to potentially be married and the families of these candidates.
Old-Fashioned Matchmaking as an Antidote to Modern Dating Dilemmas
Human rights activists are hoping for more marriages based on choice. The shift away from tradition is being driven in part by simple market dynamics. Matchmaking websites nationalize the pool of prospective spouses.
Mobile connectivity is enabling rural families to go online to find matches from a wider pool of suitors. And that's boosting demand for cyber services like Matrimony. New Delhi: Faster, cheaper internet access rolling out across provincial India is having an unlikely consequence: