To marry for love without land or chattels could assure nothing but a life of penury. Not all young people, however, had marriages arranged for them.Some were from poor families who had nothing to negotiate and hence would either not marry or marry whom they pleased.Women were not allowed to choose who they wanted to marry.
Most of the time they didn't even know the man before they were married.
Marriage was different in other ways back then too.
In the Medieval Times, however, marriage was quite different.
Women didn't have a choice as to who they would marry.
If love was involved at all it came after the couple had been married.