Definition of love match in US English:

love match

noun

  • A marriage based on the mutual love of the couple rather than social or financial considerations.

    • ‘Heads swivelled, ladies gasped and men leered, as everyone craned their neck to have a good look at the pair who were declared as ‘one of the greatest love match in all of London’ by some bloody nosy dowager.’
    • ‘Frank's mom, Ruth, is deeply troubled by the love match.’
    • ‘It is clear that it was a love match and not an arranged marriage.’
    • ‘There were still some in Westminster last week who suspected this was a marriage of convenience, a presentational alliance rather than a love match.’
    • ‘Despite her aristocratic background, her fortune was slender and her marriage a love match.’
    • ‘That this marriage was, and remained, a love match was not entirely due to the bride's enthusiasm for all things military.’
    • ‘Women who fervently believed in the equal-opportunity love match - sharing everything, working their way right through those pregnancies - begin to lust after the easy life and the men who might be able to provide it.’
    • ‘In Iran today a love match with someone outside of the family is clearly not at all impossible, but even in such cases, except in the most westernized families, the family visitation and negotiation must be observed.’
    • ‘Marriages are supposed to be romantic love matches between two individuals with similar values and perspectives.’
    • ‘‘Maybe it was a love match,’ I replied already knowing that that was an absurd answer.’
    • ‘She had fancied him all along, and their marriage became a real love match.’
    • ‘Their marriage was both a love match and a political partnership.’
    • ‘It was also good fortune that the two were able to forge a love match despite the fact that they previously only cared for each other like a brother would a sister and vice versa.’
    • ‘All my life I had thought they had been a love match.’
    • ‘The idea of marriage as a love match, where two minds meet as one, is a relatively new one embraced by our generation and as a result, is raising impossible expectations and leading to huge disappointments.’
    • ‘Marriages are not arranged, and love matches are the norm.’
    • ‘Indeed, although Harvey and Joyce become a couple, it's less of a love match than it is a meeting of two codependent people with similar neuroses.’
    • ‘Her marriage to my father was a political union and they dealt reasonably well together; but it was not a love match.’
    • ‘Perhaps Emilia truly believed that it was a love match, but then she had spent little time discussing marriage with Faith before the wedding, preferring to concentrate on her other daughter's forthcoming nuptials.’
    • ‘‘I pretty much figured out this wasn't a love match despite your press release,’ Penelope smirked, nodding her thanks.’

Pronunciation

love match

/ˈləv ˌmætʃ//ˈləv ˌmaCH/