Unformatted text preview: marrying anyone who is or ever was related to you. One of the biggest problems that I had with arranged marriage was the young age at which they set up the ladies. When I found out that they did this for biological reasons, I was both surprised and intrigued. The arranged marriages are executed so early because they young married couple will go through puberty together and develop their sex drives. Through this chemical reaction, the young couple hopefully becomes attached to each other. This is an extraordinary adaptation of the custom to fit both social and biological needs in terms of finding a mate. I am glad that I get to choose my own mate. Learning about other cultures makes me realized that our own system of finding a mate is quite complex as well....
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- Spring '08
- Anthropology, Arranged marriage, Adam Kuhl, Adam Kuhl Anthropology