Marriages of Convenience
Marriages of convenience are marriages that come about because of circumstances. In most romances of this type, neither the hero nor the heroine desires the marriage, but circumstances such as lack of money or child custody make the marriage desirable.
Sexual relations are not assumed to be part of the bargain; in fact, often there is a stipulation raised that the marriage will be dissolved (unconsummated) after a certain period of time. Sex does not negate the designation of marriage of convenience, however.
Especially in contemporaries, sex may be considered part of the arrangement. Mail Order Brides are also found here. This list is an off-shoot of the Arranged Marriages list.
List begun 05/03, updated 09/12