Arrangements and marriages are polar opposites in terms of lifestyles. One is more open-minded and care-free, while the other is more traditional and monogamous. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. Or in this case, “Clooneys” to “Cruises.” So, which lifestyle is better? Well, to each his own. But here are some of the reasons why we think arrangements are the most ideal route:
From Platonic to Passionate
An arrangement is exactly that: arranged. You get exactly what you want in a partner, as well as how you would like the arrangement to unfold. Do you want to be friends for now and see if attraction grows? There’s an arrangement for that. Are you looking for a boyfriend now? There’s an arrangement for that. Is no-strings-attached your thing? You get the picture. Arrangements are meant to make everyone happy all steps of the way–unlike marriage, where many romances fizzle past the “honeymoon” stage.
Before the arrangement even begins, both people are involved in shaping their standards. This eliminates any expectations that are too high or too low. With marriage, meeting expectations can be burdensome because it is such an idealistic union. Some succeed, while others fail and part ways.
No “Till Death Do us Part”
With marriage, you’re in it for the long haul. And if not, they’ll probably leave with half. No relationships are ever perfect–they are meant to evolve and grow in both good and bad ways. But unlike an arrangement, marriage is contractual. People change, times change, and this can often result in the “D” word. Over half of marriages end in separation–why become a statistic? Try an arrangement first so you can truly measure compatibility minus any risk.
What are some other reasons why arrangements are more ideal than marriage?