Why do Americans look down on arranged marriages?

okay so my husband is 52 and i'm 21. we got engaged when i was 17 and married when i was 18. i wasn't forced into it by my parents. i *wanted* to marry him because he was a doctor. when we meet american people they always ask me a lot of questions. like am i happy? do i love him? just nosey questions. ... show more okay so my husband is 52 and i'm 21. we got engaged when i was 17 and married when i was 18. i wasn't forced into it by my parents. i *wanted* to marry him because he was a doctor. when we meet american people they always ask me a lot of questions. like am i happy? do i love him? just nosey questions. its annoying. they treat like im this victim. they make stupid comments like "oh thats so sad" and "i could never marry a stranger" and "arranged marriages degrade women". why is it so hard to imagine that i might actually be happy. i *love* my life and i love my husband.
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