Arranged Marriages_?

How would you regard arrange marriages ?

What would you do if you had a sneaking suspicion that your parents are trying to pull one over your eyes ?


Kindly include your culture for frame of reference.
(To get the ball rolling, how different is this to speed dating in the element of uncertainty?)
Update: ABRIDGED

The complexities of tradition and emancipation of the individual represented by Lexy, scattycat and Simply_Me.

Pro-self relisation and individual’s rights represented by wheelee... and Linda.
Update 2: Mutual respect in responsibility and commitment is pivotal to natural birthing rights of parents over that of the individual, who has nothing at birth. Each position revolves around prevalent contemporary ideals, tradition and the immediate family unit, as illustrated by Lexy, Simply_Me and scattycat.
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