Accompanied by alluring photos, the messages promise eternal friendship, physical relationships or marriage. The divorce rate of such couples is up to three times lower than the national average and hundreds of agencies exist to introduce American men to these Russian, Colombian or Filipina beauties.
In realilty, the people sending out these snares are often hairy Mafioso guys in their dressing gowns who know just how to talk to the average male libido. According to the senators who sponsored the recently-enacted International Marriage Broker Regulation Act designed to protect foreign women from stealthy male American predators, some 8,000 to 12,000 U. I just typed Russian girls into Google and 9 of the first 10 results turned up mail order bride or dating services. The honest ones can put you in touch with women in the destination country looking for long-term relationships.
In fact, guys tend to be such suckers for this fantasy that Russian scam artists send out millions of emails allegedly from hot girls called Tanya or Olga.Thanks to the Beatles, we all know the money cant buy you love and why else would a young woman choose to leave home and marry a stranger?Before I left Thailand last year I found an interesting guide on the shelf of the airport bookshop that was a manual for foreign men and their Thai wives.As school friends move away and get married, opportunities to make new social contacts tend to diminish with age.And our modern lifestyles often dictate that we work alone in front of a computer, shop alone in a supermarket and go home alone to apartments where neighbors dont talk to one another.