I'm curious to what any anons who sees these videos think about this, particularly the first video (1)? Should arrange marriages be re-implemented if given the chance in your countries, in addition to state governed traditional marriage match making? In Iran, they have something similar ran by the Minister of Culture.
(1) - Looking for love in Iran | Unreported World
(2) - In Iran, love is rarely a many-splendoured thing
- ht tps://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32833363
Again, I'm interested in opinions on (1) video. Some interesting scenes in are described here:
Tebyan.net Office - internet matchmaking site ran by the Islamic Development Organization
Scene between 2:05 – 3:18 minutes
(People involved: Reza - the Iran male marriage seeker, Dr. Mohammed - state psychologist, Mr. Ali Jafari - Iranian to English translator, female English Western Reporter of Unreported World)
>Dr. Mohammed – In emotional or romantic relationships, say in the US… 93% ultimately lead to divorce. On one side there is a ration decision. On the other side there is a decision based on love. [In Farsi]
>Mr. Jarfari (translating the main message for the female English Western Reporter) - …loving at first look, her sight, is again emphasized: VERY dangerous.
>Female Western Reporter (questions and disagreeing with the message) – So I… I met my partner at love at first sight, I’d say it was, and we’re together 10 years. So is it really that dangerous do you think?
>Dr. Mohammed – 10 years? [In Farsi]
>Mr. Jarfari – Yes, she’s saying it’s been 10 years [In Farsi]
>Dr. Mohammed – Science is based on the majority not on exceptions. [In Farsi]
University class, compulsory course on marriage.
Scene between 7:26 – 8:30 minutes
(People Involved: Ali Sabor – Professor in Islamic education, also a matchmaker, Mr. Jafari, female English Western Reporter, Saba – young Iranian university student (pay attention to her body language and behavior throughout the video)
>Ali Sabor – Sexual desire must be controlled. The best way to fulfil your sexual needs is marriage
>Female Reporter – Mr. Jafari steps in. He lived in the USA for years and has views on the situation there.
>Mr. Jarfari – A typical girl in high school has at least 10 boyfriends. Then she goes to university and the same thing happens. All in all a girl has 20 boyfriends before she gets married
>Saba – (smiles and laughs while listening, eyes wonder around)
>Ali Sabor – It’s contributing to the West’s decline. This is a fact.