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matrimania
 n.— «As marriage becomes an increasingly unnecessary institution—women no longer need men to support them nor to provide them with children—DePaulo sees a culture on the defensive. “I think that all this what I call matrimania—all this hype about marriage in advertisements and television shows and books and movies—it’s a reaction of a culture that feels threatened by rapid social change.”» —“Marriage: We’re too easily seduced by the myth” by Amy O’Brian Vancouver Sun (Canada) May 1, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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