Arranged marriages, although they sound scary to our Western ears, are considered extremely successful. Divorce rates are much lower. But those are statistics. What about being in love with the person that you married? A Harvard study found that partners in arranged marriages, over time, end up being more in love than couples who marry for love. Our friend Ryan Kailath has known this his whole life, because he grew up with it. His parents met for 15 minutes before they married.
Includes the trailer for our upcoming season, No.
This episode is a re-release from our “F*ck Love” episode, produced in 2014 in collaboration with Ryan Kailath.
Image art by Jen Ng