Definition of love match in English:

love match

noun

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

    • ‘Frank's mom, Ruth, is deeply troubled by the love match.’
    • ‘‘I pretty much figured out this wasn't a love match despite your press release,’ Penelope smirked, nodding her thanks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All my life I had thought they had been a love match.’
    • ‘There were still some in Westminster last week who suspected this was a marriage of convenience, a presentational alliance rather than a love match.’
    • ‘Her marriage to my father was a political union and they dealt reasonably well together; but it was not 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.’
    • ‘It is clear that it was a love match and not an arranged marriage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She had fancied him all along, and their marriage became a real love match.’
    • ‘Marriages are supposed to be romantic love matches between two individuals with similar values and perspectives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their marriage was both a love match and a political partnership.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Maybe it was a love match,’ I replied already knowing that that was an absurd answer.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

love match

/ˈləv ˌmætʃ//ˈləv ˌmaCH/