More Young Indonesians Skip Dating, Go Straight to Marriage

Introduced by a mutual friend, Gita Hemas Prihatna and Agus Riyanto decided to get married the second time they met. They had known each other for a few days.

Instead of going the usual route of young Indonesians—finding a suitable partner through dating—the couple chose what experts say is an increasingly popular alternative path in the country: a speedy marriage, with much of the getting-to-know-each-other process occurring after the wedding ceremony. The practice is known locally as “taaruf.”

Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal.