What is marriage? Some people say it is a union between a man and a woman. Some say that it is building on the love you have for your partner. It could also mean an official statement to show that you love somebody. That could be the reason why people get married. Some people also get married because of economic reasons. For example, if you are a foreigner of Country A, and you want to work in Country A, one way for you to do that, is to be married to a citizen of Country A.