My grandpa said my grandmother was the most beautiful girl in the neighborhood and he had to talk to her. Then, once he met her he knew that she would be his queen and he would be her king. (KINDA SAPPY BUT STILL SWEET)
Well, they got married because they were in love. That part is the same with marriage today. The problem with marriage either yesterday or today is that sometimes people THINK they're in love, when in actuality they're just temporarily infatuated with the other person or in love with the IDEA of marriage, etc. People get divorced more nowadays because the process is much easier, so it's an easy way out when things get rough. Divorce also doesn't have the stigma it once did, since it is so common now, which encourages it even more. People are also less likely to stay together for the kids, as miserable parents aren't a good influence on kids. This is why the preacher says marriage shouldn't be entered into lightly! If two people really do love each other, though, they should try really hard to seek counsel and work out their problems instead of just getting a quickie divorce.
My grandparents, both sets, got married out of love. Neither of my grandmothers married someone their families approved of, but they were both in love and it truly worked for them. My parents also married for love, they just did so too young. They separated when I was 13. They still love one another but are not in love. My dad had remarried and is in love.