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A new Reddit thread is offering some fascinating insights into the strange lives of men who have purchased mail-order brides. The discussion, which focuses on brides from Russia and the Philippines and has so far garnered more than 10, comments, asked users to spill the beans on what 'surprised' them the most when they started living with their spouses. It seemed like she was just doing a job. Ruse awakening: The Reddit thread asked users to spill the beans on what 'surprised' them the most when they started living with their spouses. One user described the process of 'ordering' a bride from Russia or the Philippines, where thousands of women are desperate to start a new life for themselves in Europe and the US. Several people submitted stories not about themselves but people they know, and almost all of them noted that the men ordered their brides because they struggled socially.


People have been sharing bizarre stories of mail order brides, from the couple who teamed up to become bounty hunters to the woman who realised that is how her parents met. The practice of finding mail order brides dates back to in the US, when lonely men on the frontier would post adverts in newspapers in the East for women to them.

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The answers on Reddit revealed how complex using so-called international marriage agencies is for both parties. A bounty hunter captures criminals and fugitives in return for a monetary reward.

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It is an occupation which exists mainly in the US. Dragonflie described how her father found her Filipino mother in a magazine and sent her letters over the course of a year. She then moved to his hometown where they had two daughters, including herself.

While their clashed culturally, "they were both looking for a better life, and someone who would treat them better than past partners had," she said. So now they're retired, living a nomadic life travelling the globe, and they got more than they ever hoped for. The funny thing was that I had never smoked weed at the time I was The few times we crossed paths she would see me, gasp and then run to her room.

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My dad never saw this as a problem. Since then she has attacked him on two occasions and had him arrested. I've been back to see her about 7 times now, we're totally in love and I'm planning to move there next year!

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She speaks English fluently, but I'm learning Korean! Turns out the school had messed up and put her in German.

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She was very adamant about the chickens. They got married within a couple of weeks.

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She made us popsicles from guacamole. We got them a dog named Sasha, she thought we said Tasha and now its name is Tasha. Married like 2 years, she took the dog's husband and daughter Pretty Boy and Pretty Girland fled the state after she got her drivers. I don't know how my grandfather got the dogs back.

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There are no real sanctioned websites offering mail order husbands to American and European women, though men from Western countries can choose from seemingly endless catalogs of would-be brides.