What is more important looks or good family background
The older generation married young. A girl and boy became a bride and groom when they were still minors. In many Asian societies this is till the norm. But now the age limit of getting married has increased. When a couple decide for an arranged marriage, the knowledge of the family background is essential for both. A life partner is searched often with a lot of care. The initial importance is given to the looks of the life partner. To marry a fine person with a good family background is the cherished dream for all. When the couple is of the similar family ground and class they are likely to have a better shot at their marriage.
All relationships do not follow the same pattern. A matrimonial alliance can also be of a groom from a rich family falling in love with a girl from a simple family. The bride's good looks and breeding is important. Such a wedding alliance is also acceptable. With a combination of good looks and sound family background the girl is able to gel well in her new home. She comes as a life partner to the groom's home with traditional values and becomes an asset.
Sometimes a person may not be good looking but may have a golden heart and a nice personality. Even such a person qualifies for a shadi. They prove to be dedicated life partners. If not for their looks they make up for their character. A marriage to such a person is also successful one.