The main reason arranged marriages work in other cultures is because that is what expected and supported by that culture. If your grandparents, parents, siblings, neighbors, friends all have arranged marriages, then it is what you expect. Stories, history, and gossip would all promote this and support this and you would not think it anything special. However, this first generation of Duggars being led into arranged marriages don't have that background and more importantly the outside world is not going to be supportive. If the Duggar girls marry whom they are told to marry and then never meet anyone else, then maybe they will be fine. But what happens if Jessa marries Ben thinking that she is in love with him and that he is "the one" without having any other experiences but then later meets a man with whom there is unquestionable chemistry? I worry for these girls that they realy don't know what they are getting into. Your 45 year old self is very different from your 15 year old self and your needs and outlook usually change, and lets face it-- these girls are more like 15 year olds than grown women.