I’m 26 and coming up on 3 years marriage very soon. Not really sure if I had an “arranged” marriage per say, I think a more appropriate term would be “match-making”. My family and my husbands family had been friends for almost 10 years, but because both of our families are of the conservative-Muslim type we never met or spoke to each other. When his dad and my dad thought we might make a good couple, we spoke to each other over Skype (with parental supervision) twice because my husband was attending an out of state university. Before I knew it, our parents picked a date for an official engagement and we got married 6 months later. Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs and are generally happy and in love.
In the beginning it was weird because I wasn’t in love with him. I liked him well enough and I knew that I would fall in love with him give time. It was disconcerting to be vulnerable and have sex with someone I hardly knew. It’s hard to explain, but i guess what I’m trying to say is that emotionally I wasn’t ready to be intimate with my husband but obviously hormones 😉
I wouldn’t change a thing about how I got married because whatever happened, it’s led to the beautiful, supportive, and loving relationship we have today.