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!

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53 Responses

  1. Paul Schroeder says:


  2. Daryl Cummings says:

    I would never order A wife bride online Because it’s a big scam that’s worth the effort and money people should not be that desperate Men should asked God to send them a

  3. Daryl Cummings says:

    happy new year

  4. Gabriel Tobing says:

    Kids: How did you guys meet?

    Parents: 😐😐

  5. cuzmariosaidso says:

    Mail-order-BAE 😂😂😂😂

  6. Desperado070 says:

    Short answer: Yes, buy a russian one…
    Long answer: She will rip you open while you asleep…

  7. The Infographics Show says:

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

  8. Allan Mendoza Ortega says:

    Ever heard of clingy tinder girls

  9. momen sa3 says:

    Microsoft Surface studio 1:24

  10. Born Blazed says:

    i would love a Japanese wife that speaks basic English .all the scams tho

  11. Cooper Dickey says:

    Did u just say arch a Pal agoh instead of arch e pel e go

  12. Joe Rondinelli says:

    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.

  13. ZulaBear says:

    What about a husband?

  14. Sydney Anderson says:

    90 day fiancé who??

  15. Mahesh watson says:

    is there any websites to register as a groom available?

  16. Novi says:

    My dad knows someone who has a Russian mail order bride

  17. Andy Paul says:

    yes! cause really i thunk like way more money…… jk

    cheaper then a new car can u get financed

  18. Jerry Stafford says:

    Im definitely going to try this now thanks infographics maybe there's hope for me yet.

  19. Berry Trudeau says:

    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.

  20. disabled submarine vet says:

    I found a hot red head and got married 7 months later man was that a mistake.

  21. Kyla says:

    I feel like mail order brides is front for sx trafficking.

  22. Leo A says:

    Sooooo like where the mail order bride that believes you are to be kept as a king? 😂😂

  23. Aiko says:

    The videos you recommend at the end are always sooo unrelated 😂😂😂

  24. Aiko says:

    Imagine how awkward it would be living together 😅 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 😂

  25. Your F.B.I Agent says:

    umm … You might wanna delete this before to your FBI agent sees this

  26. necromancer says:

    Forget about bride just tell me how to order NUKE online!!!

  27. Ray Harnish III says:

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

  28. melanie cobos says:

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

  29. Tagalog With Auspinoy says:

    Just go to a country and meet someone the old fashioned way. Don’t pay a middleman

  30. Travis Arnett says:

    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

  31. CGS Gaming says:

    Use code chaos for a 10% discount in all of your orders

  32. Haruth The Internet Guy says:

    I'll just get a roommate from doing this ?

  33. Charlin Rose says:

    Do they have a mail order groom ? I’d like one .
    Oh wait that’s called arranged marriage in India 🤦🏽‍♀️

  34. Alvin Enathan says:

    Ordering your bride online could be a scam.

  35. RusBoriska says:

    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.

  36. She Wolf says:

    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!

  37. Daniele Iannarelli says:

    It’s “UKRAINE”, not ‘THE’ Ukraine.
    You wouldn’t say, for example:
    ‘The’ Iceland
    ‘The’ America
    ‘The’ China
    ‘The’ Australia

  38. Anal Cavity says:

    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.

  39. Evan Fletcher says:

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

  40. 420BASSGIRL 420BASSGIRL says:

    Lol Geogia a country?

  41. allal achhad says:

    3:22 "simple aye" I knew it your a Canadian hip hip heray

  42. Albert Li says:

    selling brides is kidnappinng for the bride

  43. michael yucon says:

    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.

  44. N.O.L.P HQ says:

    Yes I would. Reason I'm unattractive

  45. Emmett Xavier Theodoran says:

    Thanks to the comments, I decided to use google to learn why we should say Ukraine instead of “the Ukraine”.
    I’ve been hearing it wrong all my life.

  46. Zachary Darku says:

    Isn’t this legal prostitution?🤨
    This is weird

  47. jonn wick says:

    Wierd 666k views 😈

  48. sami cotan says:

    666k views wow

  49. Saguntum-Iberian-Greek Konstantinopoli says:

    5:41 "The Ukraine" lol

  50. evelyn contreras says:

    Guys, to have a son don't look for order a bride, look for surrogacy.

  51. cmdmd says:

    Wow. What happened to meeting someone and saying “hi”?

  52. Tragarful Law says:

    Lol stop showing ppl how to traffic women😂

  53. Elizabeth Cox says:

    My coworker was a mail order bride from Asia! She was super nice and friendly and great to work with. She quit shortly after I started but from conversations we had she seemed happily married. Once she got sick and her husband came to pick her up and he seemed genuinely sweet and caring to her. I hope they’re both happy together still. ❤️

  54. HopefulDavid says:

    I want one like 3:52

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