Can't believe they're getting married? And everyone is wondering why. Sometimes people do get married for strange reasons and sometimes they have very good reasons why they choose a particular person.
But is marriage a legalised form of prostitution, as has been alleged in the past? For some women, marriage may be the only way to survive physically. This is particularly true in very ultra-conservative religious communities, where women are often not allowed to work, and where the lot of widows is to sometimes starve.