I was beginning to wonder if Thailand had its merits after all and couldnt help stealing repeated glances at her.She was totally absorbed in her online conversations with four messenger windows going at once, however, and in each of them I could see the photo of a Western guy. I looked at her again and realized she was wearing too much makeup and revealing clothes for the average Thai girl.I was somehow reminded of Miss World contestants talking about world peace.
Accompanied by alluring photos, the messages promise eternal friendship, physical relationships or marriage. The divorce rate of such couples is up to three times lower than the national average and hundreds of agencies exist to introduce American men to these Russian, Colombian or Filipina beauties.
In realilty, the people sending out these snares are often hairy Mafioso guys in their dressing gowns who know just how to talk to the average male libido. According to the senators who sponsored the recently-enacted International Marriage Broker Regulation Act designed to protect foreign women from stealthy male American predators, some 8,000 to 12,000 U. I just typed Russian girls into Google and 9 of the first 10 results turned up mail order bride or dating services. The honest ones can put you in touch with women in the destination country looking for long-term relationships.
Western women have been campaigning for equality for so long that happiness went out of the picture long ago. I initially thought this was a bit over the top until I learned that even complimenting a female co-worker can be considered grounds for sexual harassment.
Have feminism and political correctness taken all the fun out of American love? But theres also the fact that, for many, exotic is erotic and theres nothing like a foreign accent or complexion to hide the personality faults that stop domestic relationships getting off the ground.
It made the first step in dating safe, voyeuristic and cheaper than buying drinks all night while searching for the courage to approach the blonde on the other side of the bar.
Which explains why some 40 million American men logged onto dating sites last year.
So, where are the most beautiful girls in the world?
I get asked this all the time by guys everywhere I go when they hear that Im always on the road.
Her script might have been a little more convincing if the accompanying video hadnt shown her walking down a main shopping street in the Ukraine in lingerie.
Other videos showed Russian student girls in bikinis, draping themselves around national monuments while they talked about their hobbies.
Yet there remained the fact that most of the women on American dating sites were well, American. an American expat once told me when explaining his choice to move south to Mexico.