There are many misconceptions about Mail order brides. In modern times, a mail order bride is a women, often from Eastern Europe, Asia and more recently South America, who signs up for an international match making agency.  The term is used because it is easily recognisable, but all it means is that a woman has made her intent clear to marry someone from a different country.

With this being said it is important to understand that you aren’t buying a wife. The process needs to be treated similarly to dating, albeit expensive dating.  If you treat the process like you are just buying a wife and she should be grateful, then you will be disappointed, either immediately or in the long term.

Finding a bride online will be expensive. Firstly, you must pay the cost of the international dating agency. These dating agencies make their money by charging you sign up fees or regular membership fees to introduce you to these women. Their can also then be additional extras you must pay the agency to help facilitate communication with the women.  Then you must pay all your travel costs in order to meet your perspective partners. This could occur multiple times in order for you to build a strong relationship or in order to meet multiple women.

During these trips you will be expected to pay for everything that you and your partner do. If it doesn’t work out you are then starting again from scratch. Finally, there is the cost to relocate your new bride to your country. This includes flights, visas and other relocation costs.  Thousands of dollars will be spent if you are serious about this and it is important to understand this up front.

It is also important to understand that being so far away from the action you need to be more cautious.  There is a lot of money to be made by these agencies so make sure the one you use has a good reputation so that you are protecting yourself.  When dealing with the girls always consider their motivations and trust your gut. If something seems like a red flag, it probably is.

Similarly, if something seems too good to be true a bit of healthy scepticism can help save you time, money and tears.  There will always be people out their who are trying to use their beauty to get your money or something else out of you. An agency can help remove the risk, but even the agency can’t know what the girl really wants and given the amount of profit involved, the agency could also be con artists themselves.

It’s expensive and you need to be cautious, but it is also an excellent non-traditional way to find a wife and partner for life. Often, these girls are beautiful, intelligent and looking to settle down with someone who isn’t like anyone they will get the chance to meet in their homelands. These qualities appeal to men who want to settle down and start a family but can’t find the right women locally.

Mail order brides will also have their own challenges ahead of them that you should be sensitive to. They are leaving behind everything they know when they decide to start a relationship with someone from overseas. This includes their family, friends, their culture and homeland. They will need to learn a new language and immerse themselves in a different culture that will be strange to them. A women who is serious about being a mail order bride isn’t doing it on a whim, and nor should you.

For information specific to a country or region see our sections on Russian brides, Ukrainian brides, Latin brides and Asian brides. If you know that choosing a mail order bride is the right decision for you then please consider one of our partnering websites to help you find the girl of your dreams.

All the information presented here is intended to be used as a guide only. Make sure you do thorough research as you are making a life changing decision that you and only you are accountable for.