Love marriage is a term used primarily in South Asia especially in India Pakistan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to describe a marriage where the individuals love each other and get married with or without the consent of their parents There is no clear definition of love marriage. It is generally used to describe a marriage which was the sole decision of the couple

In Pakistan arranged marriages are the norm and love marriage is rare in the society Several cases of honor killing are recorded every year In most cases the woman is killed however in some cases couples are killed The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan counted about 869 such cases reported in the media it noted that many such cases may also be unreported