That doesn't mean there's no love in an arranged marriage, it just means love grows after you tie the knot.
In places like India, arranged marriages have been part of the culture for centuries and they are predicated on the idea that parents know best, so why not let them choose?
In China, arranged marriages (baoban hunyin, 包办婚姻) - sometimes called blind marriages (manghun, 盲婚) - were the norm before the mid-20th century.
A marriage was a negotiation and decision between parents and other older members of two families.
Arranged marriages have declined in prosperous countries with social mobility and increasing individualism; nevertheless, arranged marriages are still seen in countries of Europe and North America, among royal families, aristocrats and minority religious groups such as in placement marriage among Fundamentalist Mormon groups of the United States.
In most other parts of the world, arranged marriages continue to varying degrees and increasingly in quasi-arranged form, along with autonomous marriages.