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25 February 2006

Would You

marry someone for anything other than love? What I'm thinking is, would you marry someone for immigration reasons? I would love to hear back on this one.



Potor said...

Ok, this made me think.

I don’t see anything wrong with it. But, if I was in that position there is one thing that would give me pause. You are kind of shutting the door on finding someone you might actually WANT to marry for love. At least for the 2 years or so that the immigration people make you stay married. Being already married (even if it is a marriage of convenience) has got to be a big handicap in finding Mr or Mrs. Right.

Ms Dare2dv8 said...

I agree completely. It's a tough call because it is inhibiting what we all (or atleast most of us in my humble opinion)look for eventually. I know this sounds terrible, but I'm saying it anyways, I think it would make a difference if there were money involved. Does that make me a wretched person?? Feedback?

Bridget said...

Honestly, I wouldn't do it, but I wouldn't judge someone else if they did. Only because for me, marriage is more than a piece of paper, I hold it in an extremely sacred place and believe it should be taken more seriously than it is. I also think it could come back to bite you in the ass later if you do meet your soulmate and don't forget you have to file taxes as married which always means you lose money. And divorce can be expensive later.

Eh, not much room to give all my reasons, but I couldn't do it unless I was already secretly in love with the guy and planned to woo him somehow anyway. ;)

Jen said...

I agree with the above, I don't think I would do it. Of course, this is coming from someone who HAS found Mr. Right and couldn't imagine being married to Mr. Wrong for ANY reason. I, like saltwater princess, hold marriage in extremely high regard. I would not marry someone I couldn't hold a covenantal relationship with, no matter how much I wanted to immigrate to that country.

And in the US, being married recently has become a tax break instead of a tax curse. I don't agree with everything he's done, but I can say "Thank you GW" for that at least.