My best friend at college (whom I've known for at least 15 years, thanks to doing some part of our school together) has finally "succumbed". He's tying the knot on this 31-Jan. Here's wishing him and his wife-to-be all the best that life can offer.
I can only point him to the several instances in my humor blog to forewarn him, but then he's beyond the point of any sensible talk ;-)
On a more serious note, I've always been amazed at the concept of "arranged marriage" and otherwise. Right from the school days when "arranged marriage Vs. love marraige" was the hottest group-discussion topic ever debated to this day, the "concept" continues to amaze me. I've nothing against either of these systems myself and have had a fair share of seeing people, from close quarters, in the Indian context being "subject" to both "systems".
In the end, in either case, I think it is more of the will of both the partners to make things work for the relationship.
More on this another day.