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.Any American guy looking to marry a woman from a poorer country is always going to have the doubt at the back of his mind that shes only going through the whole ordeal to get her hands on his bank account.And even if hes too enamoured with the hobbies of his new love to think about it, the social stigma of a mail order bride can make him the laughing stock of the community.
Then of course my girlfriend walked in and point blank refused to believe it was all part of my journalistic research So were these beautiful girls really looking for true love or were they just in it for the money?
Should they convince someone that they really have found love, an actress is employed to turn on the emotional blackmail by phone and initiate the first in a series of requests for money to arrange her visa/buy a flight ticket/pay off kidnappers or any number of absurd pretexts. They can arrange tours and help with translation and bureaucratic difficulties.
Surfing around some of the sites I had to wonder about the motives of some of the women involved, however. I am looking for man to care about me, care about our children and make my dream come true.
Yet there remained the fact that most of the women on American dating sites were well, American. an American expat once told me when explaining his choice to move south to Mexico.
American women these days dress like men, talk like men and call you a chauvinist if you ask them to make you a cup of coffee.
Until the Internet came along, the natural desire to meet the opposite sex did much to boost the attendance at bars and evening classes in the hope of meeting that special someone.