It is my understanding that arranged marriages are often far more successful than those in which people choose one another. Cultures with arranged marriages have far lower divorce rates and rate higher in other measures of success as well. Being in a Western culture, it is difficult for me to imagine this, but I have spoken extensively to many people in arranged marriages, and it's remarkable how much satisfaction there is. For one thing, in Western cultures where one's partner is freely chosen, we tend to have very high and unreasonable expectations of marriage, expectations that could not possibly be met by any partner. For another, our culture does not any longer reinforce the idea that people should stay together and work out their differences. In cultures with arranged marriages, the entire culture and community reinforce that idea. Generally, I don't think there is anything inherently right or wrong either way, simply what we are accustomed to.