Often when we think of ‘mail order brides’ we tend to think of Thai brides and this is now certainly the stereotype for buying brides over the internet. However another popular alternative is to buy European brides online and there are several countries where this is quite common. For instance male order Russian brides are particularly common and possibly second only to Thai brides in terms of popularity. It does also go much beyond this though and it is possible to order European brides online from a range of other countries and particularly in Eastern Europe. Other popular forms of European brides online are Bulgarian brides and Romanian brides.
Thus many men these days opt to use European brides online, but this is certainly something of a controversial matter with some people viewing it as immoral, ill-advised, or desperate. Normally the brides themselves are eager to find a Western man because they are hoping to move to the West. As it would be difficult for them to meet Western men normally – particularly if there is a language barrier – they then sign up to the websites as European brides online. Meanwhile the Western men see ordering European brides online as a way to meet young, attractive and often exotic women who they can marry.
This then means that there is a silent pact between the man and the woman and the man has to hope that the bride won’t leave him as soon as she is legally allowed to stay in the country or just ignore him and treat his home as a hotel, but of course it would be very wrong for him to strongly encourage her to ‘act like a wife’ meaning that often both parties are dissatisfied. That said the reality of ordering European brides online is not quite as distasteful as the description can make it sound. Rather than being a completely chance meeting the process is much more similar to online dating – with the man getting the opportunity to message a one of the European brides online of his choice after looking through profiles and pictures. This then allows a dialogue to start and the two can meet up before hand in order to ensure they both get along. This way it is somewhat easier to see if you are both on the same page – though it is still not quite the traditional idea of a marriage.
By using European brides online the cultural difference and the language barrier is also often less of an issue than it might be with Thai brides online, and it’s also less ‘obvious’ to onlookers and outsiders that you met online. In some cases of course the pair will genuinely hit it off and it will be a genuinely happy marriage where both parties benefit but also find a romantic bond. Of course it’s not for everyone and European brides online continue to be controversial. The best advice? If you’re looking for a European bride there’s a much more romantic and exciting way to do it – by travelling to Europe.