Practical Arrangements

At the Islamic Center of St. Louis, the ancient tradition of arranged marriage—in which the woman often had no say at all, and catastrophe was borne in silence—is being replaced by a computer-assisted, socially networked matchmaker. She’s bent the old ways into a system that’s savvy, transparent, and open to everybody’s input. Romance? It comes later.


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