Are arranged marriages destined to last?

  • 09/09/2015

Tomorrow morning, two complete strangers will get married just minutes after setting eyes on each other for the first time.

It's not the first time The Edge radio station has facilitated this kind of thing, and their previous weddings have proved successful, with all couples remaining together.

Arranged marriages happen every day, but can these types of unions actually work?

Relationship councillor Steven Dromgool says they often work because they take into account your friends and family, who know you better than anyone else – also they're not high on phenylethylamine (PEA), the chemical  your brain releases when you smoke crack and is also released when you're in love.

The internet claims India's failure rate of arranged marriages is only 5 percent, as opposed to the success rate of The Bachelor type shows which reportedly have a success rate of only 16 percent.

Watch the video for the full interview.