Posted by hydorah most people these days, if you tell them about arranged marriage, they will be horrified. They believe it's a third world custom. Yet about one hundred years ago, it was the main way to get marriedin the west. Family and friend would be constantly looking for mates for their friends and family, and there were social lists of girls and boy in age of marriage making the rounds.
Nowadays all these people believe they will happen by chance on a good person, at the night club or sthg, yet most people nowadays end up dating a coworker. Because that's the best they can find.
100+ years ago it was legal to own slaves. Beat your wife. Marry children.