[quote="Padishah"]It doesn't have to be short and passionate, but statistical analysis shows that expecting a long, passionate, romantic marriages are a rarity. There is nothing wrong with being in love, getting married, and settling down and having a family. A combination of pressures makes the 'blissfully married' dream quite far from reality.
Are you a betting woman, Ismahan?[/quote]
You have a point there, however, it can also be the same for an arranged marriage. Thats life, nothing guarantees us whether a marriage is going to work or be successful or any thing for that matter. Its hard work, and I think is better when you are making it happen with someone you picked yourself. What if this choosen certain person truns out to be a psycho or completely different. Again its a personal choicse, but I rather, share my life with someone I'm comfortable with and know to a certain extend.
Btw, dont be afraid of love, its a beautiful thing. U dont have to be blinded by love to get into a marriage you are not ready for. Take your damn time and get to know the person and have those real talks.