What's Love got To do With It: Review of Razdan's (2003) article

Razdan , A. (2003). What’s love got to do with it? Are arranged marriages healthier than romantic attraction? http://www.utne.com/2003-05-01/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it.aspx

The focus of Razdan’s article is to discuss the way in which socio-cultural backgrounds can affect how a person feels about love and marriage. Her purpose was to analyse whether arranged marriages are better than non-arranged marriages. The thesis for the article was: Love cannot be analysed. This paper will show support for her thesis, as it is stated here that love does exist and it is not meant to be analysed like a scientific experiment because it goes beyond human understanding or human explanation. Sometimes words are just not enough.

Razdan’s article brings up many issues that many of people may not consider usually: Is love real? Can people choose for themselves who to love? And can love be evaluated and measured the in a scientific way? Underlying the article is a focus on how socio-cultural backgrounds influence choices. For example, her parents had an arranged marriage in India, but Razdan was born and raised in Illinois