Mail order brides dating
I thought that "Cosmo", like all our friends and family, would find the way we met "very romantic".
Imagine my surprise when I read the announcement of the future article: "South Africa's Mail Order Brides"! I had no idea that, that was the official name of the process! All in all, the article was quite all right.)Now, getting back on track.
(This is not a joke; this question was discussed in Russian parliament.) Most men thinking about "mail order brides" services are not even aware that they will not receive their bride delivered to their postal box (or their door) on request and will have to spend time, money and effort to convince a "bride" that he is a worthy candidate for her to consider.
Yes, the first contact happens usually by mail, air or electronic, but this is the case with using any Internet personals, isn't it?
For many of them, finding a husband in her home country would be preferable to moving abroad, and sometimes we even receive requests from women if she can find a man who will move in with her in Russia.
In Russia, women outnumber men (there are 10 million more women than men, according to the latest census, or 88 males for 100 females - statistics according to The Economist, "World in Figures, 2004 Edition"), and in most situations it is a question of luck if a woman manages to find herself a man or not.
Russians marry early, and at the age of 25 most people are already married.
If a man is not married, it can only mean he is not willing to commit - even bad men can find themselves a wife!
The settlers, most of whom were men, could not find suitable women to marry and had to write letters to Europe asking women to become their wives.In those days, arranged marriages were common, and marrying somebody you barely knew was nothing out of the ordinary.Back then; the women truly were "mail order brides".My letter was like a God sent, and they phoned me asking for an interview.This was my first interview with the Media, and I was pretty naive at the time.