ARRANGED MARRIAGES RE-ARRANGED
The practice of arranged marriages in Hinduism is getting a modern makeover, to meet the needs of a globalized society, in this day and age. The marriage process is in a flux in the Indian-American culture, opening a new pathway to a whole new way of matchmaking. In today's society matrimony websites play the same role as the “aunties” (marriage brokers) who help the matchmaking process. Parents of children both living in and out of India, have an opportunity to create their children’s profiles, which includes their children’s personal and their familial information; things such as caste and religion etc. these sites have their own pros and cons. For example, matrimony websites can be big time savers because unlike the old days families don’t have to go around physically looking for a suitable match. Also at the same time these websites have some serious negative consequences, these days people create their marriage portfolio with false information. This ends up wasting the precious time and money of families who are looking for a potential match.