Mexican-American Couple: Carrie and Nick
She: A couple of years ago, after a long business trip, I came back to my lonely flat and decided to change something. I turned on my computer to find a trustworthy mail order bride site. The idea to become a mail order bride wasn’t new, but back then I finally allowed changes to come into my life. The program put me in touch with my future love. We started a conversation and thankfully we both spoke fluent English. You know how it is when you find ‘the right’ person: you can talk about everything for hours on end. Our first meeting took place two weeks later in his city. We both were fascinated. Every night I fell asleep with phone in my arms—in the evening before going to bed we always chat for hours. Soon we realized: we are ready to go our ways together. Now we’re actively preparing for a wedding to be held soon. If you ask me how to find love on the Internet, my answer is you have to trust your intuition. If you communicate with a person and feel that he is yours, then you should definitely meet him in real life.
He: I’ve been thinking about where I can find a foreign bride. On a mail order bride website I found her profile, left some comments under her photos, joked, she responded in the same thread, and after a month of virtual correspondence, we met offline. Once it became clear that we couldn’t live without each other, we quickly moved in together, and now we’re preparing the wedding of our dreams.
Story from Asian-American couple: Jenny and Patrick
He: About 7 years ago, I was living and studying abroad, in Korea. Away from my friends and family, I made an account on a dating site. Before I met her, I spent half a year and met at least 4 candidates for the role of my bride. However, I wasn’t in love, until one day I came across her profile and wrote her “hello!” We corresponded for several months, and after the New Year, I went to her and our first date took place in a very romantic place I’ll never forget. We didn’t want to wait long and legalized our happy relationship pretty soon. Now we are raising our two-year-old daughter.
She: I have to admit—the courteous stranger caught on at once. On our first webcam date, we spent hours telling each other about our youth, friends, hobbies, and working life. And, by the way, I realized that he was much more interesting than I thought at first. I guess, the main thing is not to have inflated expectations before the meeting. Otherwise, you may be disappointed. You have to act naturally and not be afraid to show your true self. Before the meeting, it’s better to chat a little longer online as we did. For example, I used to get a few hundred messages before I got to know someone offline. You can usually tell from the correspondence what kind of person is on the other side of the monitor.