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Why Are Millions Of Muslims Signing Up For Online Dating?

BBC | Lydia Green | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

Arranged marriages are standard practice in many societies, but the introductions and screening process can be an ordeal for the young people involved...

I Arranged Blind Marriages: Confessions of a Married at First Sight Expert

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I worry that we are so used to jumping in and out of relationships that we don't even know what's worth fighting for anymore.

Force or Choice? American Muslim Marriages (PHOTOS)

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

American Muslims from across the country share their stories of love and marriage as a matter of choice -- as it should be. They are reflective of the more mainstream American-Muslim experience while also representing a model to be emulated by others.

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

Love Was Only For White People

Imran Ahmad | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Imran Ahmad

We are all loitering in our classroom one lunchtime. Barry Sutton suddenly asks me a question: ''Hey, Imran! Are your parents going to arrange your marriage?'' Everyone's attention is suddenly upon me.

4 Steps To Finding Inner Strength After Divorce

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Shelly Ulaj

I was so used to being taken care of by family and then my husband that I never realized what I truly meant to be a self-sufficient adult.

Three-Year-Old Bride In Bible Kids' Book

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

I recently purchased the book Kind Little Rivka after a quick review of the book's title and description. It seemed harmless. It turns out this book was glorifying an underage marriage -- and I was shocked by its content and images.

In Praise of Arranged Marriage: Interview With Filmmaker Rama Burshtein About Fill the Void

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."

A Love Story

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

What started as a farm story quickly turned into a story about love and dedication amongst the Ceylon tea fields.

Why Are Indian Styled Arranged Marriages Relatively Stable Compared to Westernized Societies?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2013 | Weddings

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Makarand Sahasrabuddhe, Indian Well it has NOTHING to do with the style of the marriage. Mor...

Hillary Clinton, Others Announce New Plan To Prevent Child Marriage

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact

When a young girl living in a rural community of a poor nation sees her family preparing a once-in-a-lifetime thriftless party, reality doesn't hit un...

The Sikhs Next Door

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Simi Singh Juneja

My parents had an arranged marriage. I can tell you the story about how they saw each other for the first time, in my sleep. I have heard it at every dinner party before the age of ten, and every road trip we have ever taken as a family. The details are always argued about.

'Love Commandos' Rescue Indian Romeos And Juliets

Posted 06.05.2012 | Weddings

Arranged marriage may be a long-accepted tradition in India and even among some families in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that the practice is witho...

WATCH: Is Arranged Marriage Forced Marriage?

Posted 05.31.2012 | Weddings

Is arranged marriage a stifling, outdated practice or is it just a more family-oriented way of finding love? On Wednesday, CNN examined the pros an...

On the Merits of an Arranged Marriage

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dora Levy Mossanen

Was theirs an arranged marriage? It certainly was. Were they different in every imaginable way? You bet. Yet they managed to build a relationship based on love and trust. I wonder whether that was possible only because divorce was not an option at the time.

Hasidic Marriages Are Not Forced, Nor Arranged. They Are Perhaps Recommended

Yossi Gestetner | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Yossi Gestetner

One of the attacks often mounted against Hasidic life is a notion that Hasidic parents take a 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy, place them in a room against their will and an engagement is declared 30 minutes later.

Notes From A Week-Long Indian Wedding

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.19.2012 | Weddings
MeiMei Fox

Ever since I saw "Monsoon Wedding" -- Mira Nair's visually stunning film about an arranged marriage in India -- ten years ago, I have longed to be a guest at such an affair.

Why I Love My Arranged Marriage

Meera Sriram | Posted 02.25.2012 | Weddings
Meera Sriram

The term "love marriage" is absent in the West. In India and a few other countries in South Asia, it would denote one of the two possible ways leading to a union, the other being arranged marriage.

What We Can Learn From Arranged Marriages

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Last year, I met a young Indian couple on their honeymoon. When I asked how long the bride and her husband had known each other before they were married, the answer was unexpected.

'Strategic' Wedding Set For Bahrain And Saudi Royal Families

AP | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahrain says the son of the island nation's king and the daughter of Saudi Arabia's monarch have agreed to wed – further ceme...

Bin Laden's Wife Vowed To Be 'Martyred' Alongside Him

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

IBB, Yemen -- Osama bin Laden once gave his wives the option of leaving Afghanistan, but his young Yemeni bride was determined to stay and be "martyre...

Teen Who Reportedly Ran Away To Avoid Arranged Marriage Found Safe

Skokie, IL Patch | Ted Regencia | Email the Author | 11:11am | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

A Skokie teenager who went missing since last month after fleeing from her family has been found early Wednesday. Zaineb S. Chaudary, 16, "was fou...

Police: Illinois Teen Ran Away To Avoid Arranged Marriage

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois are looking for a missing Skokie teen who may have run away from home to avoid an arranged marriage. ...

Guilty: The Decapitation of Aasiya Zubair

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Though many people claimed to love Aasiya, none of them did enough. Laws are useless in the face of inadequate support systems in a person's family and friend network that can help extract one from her abusive situation.

Dustin Hoffman: Calls Marriage 'Unnatural,' Prefers Arranged Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

His new film 'Little Fockers' is all about the difficulty of married life -- and Dustin Hoffman doesn't think it's fiction. If it were up to him, we'd...