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The Husband Games: Clemson Marriage Pact to enforce arranged marriages


Clemson Marriage Pact today, Clemson Marriage Pact tomorrow, Clemson Marriage Pact forever.

Due to the lack of success that the marriage pact has had in creating long-lasting couples, the matching service has decided to up the stakes. Now, participating students may be randomly chosen to have a legally binding arranged marriage with their match.
In reaping that rivals the “Hunger Games,” students who get a match at Clemson will have their names put into a raffle. Two students will be chosen, with their corresponding matches, to be legally married the following semester.
The University, hoping to promote a more family-friendly environment and entice students toward the event, will fund both weddings. Rumor has it that President Jim Clements will officiate the ceremonies, with the tiger mascot serving as flower girl.
Students who have succeeded in the marriage pact attest to the matching process. Newlyweds Brad McChaderson and Ure Mahm never expected the questionnaire to lead to their marriage.
“I did not expect to find love in such a hopeless place until I met Ure Mahm,” McChaderson said. “Everyone had always asked me who I was going to do life with, and after the marriage pact, I realized I was going to do it with Ure Mahm.”
Still, many have questioned the ethics behind this.
An arranged marriage can alter someone’s life forever.
Students must sign a waiver and consent to the marriage before the ceremony.
Only two lucky couples will have the opportunity to get an orange-and-purple wedding this fall, so may the odds be ever in your favor.

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