CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the study
One of the fundamental aspects of human behaviour is the ability of an individual to form and keep relationships. Marriage, which is a contractual union between two people and marks the beginning of a family formation process is a form of relationship (Brien & Sheran, 2003). Marriage for a long time has been recognised as a union between a man and a woman though in recent times some countries have started recognising same sex marriage. Individuals preparing for marriage often choose a suitable partner based on certain desired qualities (Lehrer & Chen, 2013).