marriage broker

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Noun1.marriage broker - someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for othersmarriage broker - someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
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Pakistani marriage brokers are also allegedly working and arranging marriages between girls of poor families and Chinese men who are coming to Pakistan to work on various projects.
Only illegal marriage brokers shall be punished, not the brides and bridegrooms.
'Seven women went to China as brides through marriage brokers. They returned to Cambodia on August 9.
Saudi males travelling abroad for business or vacation are often alerted not to "fall victim to marriage brokers at airports." They are advised to exercise extreme caution during their travels and be extra vigilant because many foreign marriage brokers "tend to target Saudi male travellers and convince them to enter into marriage contracts that can have catastrophic results".
That arrangement is often facilitated by the victims' parents and marriage brokers who benefit from the transaction.
"The return procedure involves receiving the families at the airport, securing temporary residences for them, renting apartments and furnishing them, providing for their living expenses and giving them a national identity card, if they do not have them," said Al-Suwailem, adding that Awasser constantly extends advice and counseling to the Saudi citizens traveling abroad, including warning them about being lured by marriage brokers and advising them to seek the help of the Saudi embassy officials before taking any step.
Citizens here said some Omanis have been unfairly targeted by marriage brokers in India, who often lie about the age of the brides.
Not your average dating service, Cedarcube is a unique concept marriage brokers with a difference.
All the negotiations and agreements, like the bride's dowry and husband's responsibilities, are worked out by family members or paid marriage brokers. In March, in Kanpur, India, Lovely Mohar Singh--yes, her first name is "Lovely'--and groom Ram Baran were at the altar.
The Philippine government filed its firstever complaint in January over Korean marriage brokers operating in the country, Kim said.
Teresa is one of thousands of Filipino and other East Asian women who decided to marry Koreans through marriage brokers or the mail order bride scheme, hoping to improve their - and their families - lives.
It said that the women, who were given false information about their husbands' family backgrounds, were wed through illegal "marriage brokers" in the Philippines, the embassy said in a statement.

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