I disagree with arranged marriages, because when I was 18 I was being forced to marry. I refused as I didn't want to marry a guy who I didn't know.
I ended up running away from home and needless to say I was disowned by my family.
It was a tough and lonely time but I at least have my freedom and am engaged to a great guy who I chose and love.
Arranged marriages rarely work, some may do by chance or if the individuals involved got some say in who they married. The people who support these marriages turn a blind eye to the fact that divorce is frowned upon in their culture, so couples remain unhappily together while the husband cheats - i've known of many marriages where the husband cheats quite openly, the wife accepts it as divorce would leave them destitute and in shame. So that's why the divorce rate is low.
You can't force two people to fall in love with each other, it's unfair and an infringement of their human rights to find their own partner.
A lot of families arrange marriages with first cousins, which is so wrong and has proven to produce disabled and deformed babies.
So the whole concept of arranged marriages is abhorrent to me and is very outdated.