I have decided I would prefer to have an arranged marriage. Unless I just happen to meet a devout Sikh girl who likes me and get her parents approval, which is kind of unlikely. Arranged marriage just makes more sense to me, but the problem is that I sort of doubt my American Christian parents would agree to help arrange a marriage for me. Is there any way for someone to fill in for my parents place and locate a potential marriage candidate for me? Most Sikh children have parents who can decide when to begin looking for marriage partners as well as narrow down the best choices. How do I know when to start the arranged marriage process? Is there anyone who can do this for me? How long does it usually take to find a suitable match? I want to get married as soon as reasonably possible, which probably will mean waiting at least four more years. I am currently 22 years old. I should have my associates in science and have a career as an RN when I'm 24. I plan to work as an RN while going to college and eventually get a doctorate in nursing. I should have my doctorate by the time I'm 30. After that I want to get my PhD in asian religions focusing on Sikhism. I should have my PhD by the time I am 36 if all goes well. I know this is different for each person, but please try to give me a general idea of when I should get married. Please try to answer each seperate question. I would really like the sangats insight on this.