Can You Really Order A Bride Online?

Can You Really Order A Bride Online?


Marriage has been around for a long time,
in fact, so long, that the first recorded evidence of a marriage ceremony dates to about
2350 B.C. in Mesopotamia, West Asia. Back then it may have been less about love
and more about ensuring that a woman only gave birth to her husband’s children. At early ceremonies in ancient Greece, a father
would hand over his daughter with these words: I pledge my daughter for the purpose of producing
legitimate offspring. Marriage today, however, comes in many variations. Civil marriage, arranged marriage, common-law
marriage, and same-sex marriage, are just a few of the many that are now legally binding. And what about the introduction of technology
into the meeting, dating and marriage process? We all know about dating sites and apps, but
how about skipping the flirting and the dating altogether, and just taking the fast track
to the altar? Does that actually exist? That’s what we’ll find out, in this episode
of the Infographics Show, Can You Really Order A Bride Online? You can order all sorts of things online these
days. From everyday items such as groceries, books
and movies, to the more obscure such as giant gummy snakes, bearded beer can cozies, and
even a selfie toaster. But can you order a bride? The term mail-order bride dates back to the
19th century and refers to a woman who lists herself in catalogs so a prospective husband
can select her for marriage. The motivation has typically been for women
in developing countries seeking men in more developed nations, and in the twenty-first
century, the process for making these connections has primarily happened on the Internet. We decided to browse the Internet and take
a look for ourselves. We came across the website YourBride dot com,
that ranks the top mail order bride websites, based on the opinions of real customers from
those sites. Here’s what we learned: Of the top 10, the
majority of websites listed ladies from countries including, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Latvia,
Belarus, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and China. These websites had between 1,000 and 7,000
ladies online, with as many as 55,000 registered on a single site. Some sites offered free registration whereas
others required fees to be paid. This is all very interesting, we hear you
say, but how do you actually order a bride? Let’s take a look at the process. In this example, we will assume a man living
in America who wants to order a bride online. Step 1: The first step is to select the website,
create an account, and start browsing the classified sections and looking for a good
match. Once a potential bride has been found, you
can move on to the next step. Step 2: Next you will need to follow the website’s
specific process to contact the lady. Much like a dating website, you can exchange
emails and contact numbers, and start sharing each other’s stories. If you both agree you’re a good fit, you
pay the website’s service fees and move on with the marriage process. Step 3: At this stage in the mail order process,
you need to decide where, when and how you plan to get married and follow the correct
procedures for the marriage to be legal, and for your new bride to be eligible for citizenship. Step 4: Next is citizenship, which assuming
the bride is joining her groom in America, starts with a K-1 Fiance visa. The visa is good for 90 days, so there’s
enough time to get married. A couple can then be sponsored for a green
card for the mail order bride, and after two years, for the bride to remain in the country,
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will assess all the evidence of the
marriage and it’s legitimacy, to approve or decline the bride’s citizenship. Simple hey? Let’s look at some real life cases and see
if hearts connect in the world of ordering a bride online. In 2015, the Reddit community came together
to ask users who had ordered brides online, what their experiences of marriage had been. Let’s see what people had to say. Reddit User throwurboat said: “It surprised
me how fake it all seems. There was no emotion in anything she would
do. I could always tell she was uncomfortable. It seemed like she was just doing a job.” Another user, Sblent, wrote: “She seemed
under the impression that a man was to be kept like a king and she was there for food
and sex.” And Reddit User BecameADearFriend explains
how his new wife “had a ridiculous amount of humidifiers in the home so that it could
be more like where she came from,” and that all she did was “sit in a chair staring
at the wall looking very depressed.” Unfortunately not a happy set of stories from
these Reddit bride orderers. One unlikely destination for mail order brides
that we came across is The Faroe Islands, in Denmark. The Faroes’ terrain is rugged, and the climate
is windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Yet, men are now being joined by their new
wives, who are leaving the tropics for this bleak and blustery archipelago. In 2017, the BBC reported that there are now
more than 300 women from Thailand and the Philippines living in the Faroes. 300 hundred does not sound like a lot, but
when the total population is just 50,000 people, theses ladies make up the largest ethnic minority
across the 18 islands. According to Prime Minister Axel Johannesen,
the Faroes have a gender deficit with approximately 2,000 fewer women than men. So the local Faroese men have had to look
beyond the islands for romance. Many of the Asian women met their husbands
online, some through commercial dating websites, though others on social media. The influx of devoted wives has been a welcome
introduction for the lonely, working men of The Faroe, but how was the experience for
the ladies? One Thai bride, Athaya Slaetalid, told the
BBC that she sat next to a heater nonstop, feeling lonely and depressed when she arrived
in the islands six years ago. She met her husband when he was helping to
start a business in Thailand, though most Southeast Asian brides in the Faroes met their
partners on dating sites such as Thai Cupid…We’re happy to report that Athaya now works in the
restaurant business, has a son, and has settled into island life. Another place that hit the headlines a few
years ago was The Ukraine. Hundreds of dating agencies operate in the
city of Odessa, luring foreigners to spend their dollars and head home with a beautiful
local lady as their new wife. One company is Anastasia International, which,
according to British newspaper, The Guardian, had revenues of $140m in 2013. Much of the earnings comes from the high prices
paid by the men for phone calls and emails to their female prospects. Men save for months to join tours organized
by Anastasia in the hopes of returning with a wife. One example is Todd, a 43-year-old bread-delivery
man from Delaware. He worked several months of overtime so he
could afford the tour to Ukraine, which cost roughly $5,000 for the one week in Odessa. Before the trip, Todd spent months methodically
whittling down 1,500 possible brides on Anastasia’s site to two top candidates. He then spent thousands of dollars chatting
with them before arriving to meet them and make his choice. But when he arrived, neither answered his
calls and he returned home alone. So ordering a bride online certainly seems
to be possible, and is quite a bustling industry, but with many potential risks. Charges for calls and emails, costly arranged
tours with no guarantees, and relocation costs if you’re lucky enough to find and order
your perfect bride. I suppose the real question here is, can you
really order the true love that’s needed to make the marriage work for the long term? We’re not sure there’s a simple answer,
but no doubt people will keep trying their luck. So, would you ever consider ordering a bride
online? Let us know why or why not in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Why Do We Have Pubic Hair! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!

Danny Hutson

82 thoughts on “Can You Really Order A Bride Online?

  1. Um no. You can easily meet 100s of women on Facebook and other websites FOR FREE.. Do you REALLY think meeting women from the Ukraine is a good idea? ARE YOU FUCKING CRAZY? Just be honest, talk to them, get to know their families AND DO NOT SEND FUCKING MONEY. Not at first.. Ok? Fine! Bravo!

  2. Really thought about this, and the possibilities? Considering how Feminazis are in the rise. The independent, PC cultured, and career driven women don't need men. So why not right? Order a lovely lady?

  3. Kinda wierd how narrator seems to almost quote, only changing a few words here and there, an article posted in 2015 by the daily mail

  4. it took my husband and I two years to get him his green card. We worked so hard. We just received the news today, and the whole thing was driven by love, commitment, sacrifice, and hope. It's so strange to see these people, who are joined literally just for convenience, going through the same situation. It feels weirdly demeaning.

  5. women who are being 'sold' to other countries are actually much more well off than to stay wherever they are from . The man can have a wife, the wife can get the f out of their crappy country so winwin

  6. damn, you have to be really stupid and miserable to order a foreign wife online. Billions of women in the world, just don't be a prick, go sometimes outside, and you sure find someone.

  7. Just buy a sex doll… it doesn't talk too much, it doesn't need food, it knows to listen and the most important thing, it doesn't need your money :))

  8. it's depressing. it's almost similar to sex trafficking but worse because vitims are brainwashed into believing that it's the best thing

  9. I would never order A wife bride online Because itโ€™s a big scam thatโ€™s worth the effort and money people should not be that desperate Men should asked God to send them a
    wife

  10. Can this online bride become the love of your life? Have you heard of someone having a good/bad experience?

  11. This is actually what my friends step dad did. Her ordered my friends mom online. And my friend, being her son came with. I am shook.

  12. GM in my one of the raiding guilds I was in when I used to play WOW, the 2ndary GM was his is wife from a bride online order.

  13. Imagine how awkward it would be living together ๐Ÿ˜… nah, I'd rather be alone. Contary to popular belief, it's not impossible to live a "happy" life even if you're in a developing country without marrying rich. Just adjust your priorities and don't get preggo ๐Ÿ˜‚

  14. Okay…Who else thinks this is messed up? I would think in the 21st century we humans would be better then this.

  15. Wait so are the brides marrying for their citizenship and the person who orders the bride gets a wife? Hm… a win-win

  16. Maybe if its one of two options and i am 30 the other one involes rope and a knowledge of how to tie a hangman knot

  17. Do they have a mail order groom ? Iโ€™d like one .
    Oh wait thatโ€™s called arranged marriage in India ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  18. What about the reverse situation? I mean when an American or European woman meets a Russian guy online. And if they like each other, then he comes to her. Is it possible? And yes, this is not about mercantile interest. I am a single Russian guy. Yes, from Russia. And I am looking for a foreign girl or woman for a serious relationship. And it's not a joke. You can check my channel where I periodically publish my funny videos about myself. And yes, I am joking a lot there because I am very funny. So if you want to see how I look, hear my strong Russian accent and get to know me, I am always in touch. Perhaps I am the only Russian fiance on YouTube. So take a moment, haha.

  19. Why isnt there mail order husband sites? Doesn't it go both ways? Seems weird to me in this day and age. We haven't evolved much!

  20. Itโ€™s โ€œUKRAINEโ€, not โ€˜THEโ€™ Ukraine.
    You wouldnโ€™t say, for example:
    โ€˜Theโ€™ Iceland
    โ€˜Theโ€™ America
    โ€˜Theโ€™ China
    โ€˜Theโ€™ Australia

  21. You don't marry the girl. You marry the entire extended family, including the cat and the dog as you are perceived to be an endless source of cash for the family.

  22. don't just believe all the hype there's plenty of couples to do this who end up having very happy relationships and families.

  23. The K1 visa is not so easy as said, I guess you can meet a spouse on line but getting her in the us is not so easy.

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