Love comes most of the time after the marriage, we call it arrange marriage.

The Tamils believes it is a philosophy ingrained in Sri Lankan Tamil culture and one of the reasons Sri Lanka place more importance on matching other “various criteria” before tying the knot – “religion, language… matching the community, you need to also match the sub-community, then there’s horoscope matching”.1395980_216158755231961_1533200943_n
The long list of factors that need to be in alignment can seem daunting when it comes to searching for a potential spouse. But Tamils believe that thoroughness has made the internet increasingly popular Sri Lankan Tamils as a tool for searching for prospective partners.

The long list of factors that need to be in alignment can seem daunting when it comes to searching for a potential spouse. But Tamils believe that thoroughness has made the internet increasingly popular Sri Lankan Tamils as a tool for searching for prospective partners.
Online provides the comfort and choice – the choice of millions of prospects… [and] much more information about a prospect.
The ‘new’ arranged marriage

Tamil vivakam found the way people marry in among Tamil folks has changed significantly.
“It is not like 20 years ago where the parents chose the groom for the girl,” tamil vivakam says. “Today the parents know that it won’t work anymore.”
Instead we believe that although getting engaged is still very much a family affair, parents are “more comfortable nowadays” with their children choosing their own partner “as long as they marry within the community”.
At the end of the day, the singles have the comfort of the parents also being in the matchmaking process. The parents are comfortable that the singles are involving them in the matchmaking process.

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