Marriage and dating in usa
Arranged marriages have historically been prominent in many cultures.
The practice remains common in many regions, notably South Asia and the Middle East, though in many other parts of the world the practice has declined substantially during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Ambitious Mother and the Obliging Clergyman - a cartoon by Charles Dana Gibson caricaturing arranged marriages in early 20th century United States.Illustrations include vani which is currently seen in some tribal / rural parts of Pakistan, and Shim-pua marriage in Taiwan before the 1970s (Tongyangxi in China).There are many kinds of arranged marriages, some of these are: The bride and groom in all of the above types of arranged marriages, usually do have the right to consent; if the bride or the groom or both do not have a right to consent, it is called a forced marriage.In most other parts of the world, arranged marriages continue to varying degrees and increasingly in quasi-arranged form, along with autonomous marriages.
Computer dating sites may be considered a modern form of arranged marriage where the selection process is delegated to algorithms instead of parents.
In the United Kingdom, uncle-niece marriages are considered incestuous and are illegal, but cousin marriages are not considered incestuous by the law and are legal, although there have been calls to ban first-cousin marriages due to health concerns.