I’m wondering what happens to the Ladder Theory in context of arranged marriages. In other words, how would you react if someone wants to set up you and your friend? Going by the ladder theory, I guess it isn’t too tough for guys since the friend will be there somewhere on his only ladder.
The question is from the girl’s point of view. Assuming that the guy is somewhere near the top of the “never” ladder, how will she evaluate him vis-a-vis other “arranged matches” who are not there in either ladder? Would she put a “known devil” funda and shift him (reluctantly) to the other ladder or does she say “once a friend always a friend and that’s it” and look elsewhere?