I agree that, in a marriage, being able to make each other laugh is very important - being friends too.
And I think the most important thing is trust.
As for arranged marriage, if it were an 'introduction' and the parties were then left to see how things went - if love, friendship and trust, etc, developed - I think that would be ok.
If it were an arranged marriage where someone was just expected to live with a stranger - sharing their lives, their homes, their beds, I think that would be absolutely awful.
My parents didn't even meet my husband until we had been going out together for a number of months - and that was deliberate on my part. I did not want my boyfriend to get to know / develop a relationship with members of my family before we had got to know / developed a relationship with each other.
I feel that marriage is a partnership and, while it is very nice - and makes life easier - if spouses get on with in-laws, the other members of the family shouldn't really be involved in that partnership.
So I don't think arranged marriage would have suited me at all. But I appreciate that different people have different ideas and customs.