‘When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on Earth and extensive corruption.’
said Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)
[Tirmidhi, Nasa’i and Ibn Majah transmitted it.]
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #3090, Narrated Abu Hurairah, r.a.
I can think of many families of the most noble of social circles that spit in the face of this Hadith, some of which even have multiple Ulama within their lineage, and who seek titles and social standing over strength of character when choosing partners for their daughters.