Arranged marriage is a wide-spread practice in which someone outside the couple makes the selection of the bride or groom, meanwhile shortening or even omitting the process of dating.
Such marriage without dating is deeply rooted in aristocratic and royal families throughout the whole world.
This makes it difficult for Canadian authorities to help if problems arise.
They are usually arranged by the decision of their parents or older family members.
Selection can be done by parents, matchmaker, marriage agency or a trusted third party.
Arranged marriages in any form- modern or traditional- are most common in the Middle East, and in parts of Africa and Asia. S., where huge numbers of immigrants reside, arranged marriages are also evident.
These are another form of modern, arranged marriages.
Sometimes the father of the bride would arrange for a competition among the suitors, such as a feat of strength, to help in the selection process.