The people were asked by phone or email about their arranged marriages. They were to rank their marriage on a scale from one to ten in how happy they were in their marriages. The average was a 3.9 on a ten point scale, when the people were first married. But a few years later the same people were interviewed and the average went up to 8.5 percent. Women’s love increased to a 5.2 and men’s love increased to 4.1 (2).
In another study connected to the study described above. They people conducting the study found that there were similar factors in each marriage. They said these factors were the reason for the growth of love in the marriages. Commitment is one of the factors in the marriages. Most of the people interviewed said that they knew their relationships were for life, so they tried to make them work. They all did different things to help their relationship along the way, some prayed, and some toughed it out