We are looking for matches for my cousin who is of marriageable age..she is very pretty and intelligent girl, brought up in a very pampered way by parents and she is rather soft and silent and innocent type so we are a little cautious in seeing the matches ...got an alliance from extended family circle through known friends and family connections... They’ve spoken on phone and met once..of course due to Covid it’s more of video calls and chats. She needs to take a decision soon, in general she kind of likes the guy.. But one thing to mention is that he is the only child and only son of his parents, he doesn’t have siblings. This is something which our family elders were discussing, like pros and cons of marrying an only son. What I feel- PROS 1. No property disputes. The entire property of in laws will come to only son. No one else has a share. So if in laws financially good it’s a good sign for future as their properties can be managed by son and DIL 2. No irritating SILs, BILs, CO sisters etc for my cousin to deal with..quiet a few ladies in my family circle had a bad experience due to interfering SIL and bitchy co sisters, so they feel this as advantage. 3. In-laws may be pre disposed to treat the DIL nicely as in future they’ll be dependant on only son and DIL to look after..they don’t have other children to go to. 4. For working DIL, child care is not an issue as in laws would mostly be available to look after son’s baby or babies and help with delivery as they won’t have other commitments..they maybe able to look after kids full time if in joint family..they would be obligated to help with childcare as they have only son. 5. The in laws are more likely to provide financial support to son and DIL when need arises as they won’t have other commitment like marrying off daughter or other kids education etc...would spend more on sons education and make him study in top university and top course as their finances dont have to be divided among other children... 6. No stupid comparison with SIL or co sister as they don’t exist at all.. CONs 1. In laws will stay with the couple long duration or permanently..no other kids to go to..can be a scary thing if they’re difficult to live with. 2. If they’re unwell seriously or very old and dependant, the son and DIL only need to look after. No one else to share responsibilities.. 3. In laws will be very possessive about only son and would interfere and cause issues in married life. 4. If financially dependant in future , son and DIL have to take care of all expense. Now it’s upto my cousin to take a decision based on overall liking for the boy and his family background... She is close to me hence the concern. Those who are married to an only son or getting married or know someone married to an only son, pls share your thoughts..