I’m reffering of course to the latest reality TV show (on FOX I believe) where two people voted together by the country agree to marry each other sight unseen.
Perhaps its the semi-bitter single guy in me, but I think I would do this. I mean whats the worst that can happen? Things don’t work out and you get a divorce/annulment. Shoot that happens all the time with couples who get to pick their spouses. Look at the divorce rate. Who’s to say that an arranged marriage would have any less chance of being successful?
I once heard (meaning I have no cite) that the Chinese say western marriages are like fireworks - lots of fire and sparks at first, then they flame out and lose passion. I have seen this first-hand. Wheras in the east, the arranged coupling is more like a fire - it starts small and grows slowly over the years into a roaring relationship.
Course, that could all be hooey.
I would be willing to give it a shot. How about yourself?