Marriage of convenience
marriage for practical reasons (not love)
A marriage of convenience (plural marriages of convenience) is a marriage contracted for reasons other than that of relationship, family, or love. Instead, such a marriage is orchestrated for personal gain or some other sort of strategic purpose, such as political marriage. In the cases when it represents a fraud, it is called sham marriage.
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- I revolted against this marriage of convenience, this marriage for money and wanted to marry only for love, out of a great passion.
- Alexandra Kollontai, The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman (1926), translated by Salvator Attanasio, Herder and Herder, 1971.
- The marriage of convenience has this to recommend it: we are better judges of convenience than we are of love.
- Mignon McLaughlin, The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981).