arranged marriage


Inside the Lavish Arranged Marriage of a Powerful Witch Clan

In Romania, one of the world's most powerful witches arranged for her son to marry his witch cousin. Broadly attended the extravagant wedding to capture the rituals and ceremonies that go into planning a traditional occult wedding.


Choosing Between Tinder and Arranged Marriage in India

Writer Mithila Phadke told us what it was like to be pulled between family tradition and modern dating.


As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.


Arab Women Talk About What They've Done to Avoid an Arranged Marriage

"He said he hated the smell of cigarettes, so I took up smoking."


We Talked to Students Whose Families Want Them in Arranged Marriages

Sometimes a vacation back home ends up being a blind date with a stranger.


The Woman Who Created a Game About Arranged Marriage to Get Out of Hers

Games designer Nashra Balagamwala fled Pakistan to escape matchmaking hell. Now she's turning that experience into a board game.


The Rural Serbian Villages Where Men Pay for Albanian Brides

Serbian villages are lacking young women, Albanian villages are lacking young men. That's where matchmaker Vera comes in.


For Young Refugees, Marriage Is a Form of Protection

More than 1,000 married children have migrated to Germany in the past year. Now, the country has a dilemma: protect the girls by separating or preserving these marriages.


What I Learned About Arranged Marriage from My Indian In-Laws

"I no longer think the Western way of doing things is inherently better."


Two 'Islamic Tinder' Apps Are Being Launched for Britain's Independent Female Muslims

The three women I spoke to are hoping that Minder and Salaam Swipe will make meeting eligible Muslim men a little less impossible.


I Had an Arranged Marriage — But I'm Still a Feminist

It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.