If you are thinking about persuing foreign girls for marriage there are several issues that you should consider. The first of course is what area of the world you are considering pursing a bride from?
There are cultural differences between say Eastern European lady and an Asian woman, but you should avoid falling into the trap of stereotyping foreign brides, because this can fatally poison your relationship before it ever starts.
The foreign women who sign up for international dating agencies are individuals and you should never forget that fact. You can find a Russian woman who is totally submissive and there are Filipina's who are pushy type A women.
Whatever grain of truth existed in the national stereotypes has changed, because the countries where most of the mail order brides today come from have under gone enormous social, political, and economic change in the last twenty-five years.
Russian ladies that grew up in the last dreary days of the crumbling Soviet Union had vastly different life experience than young Russian bride who grew up with the internet in a more or less free society. So, the old stereotype of an Eastern European lady as a pushy, materialistic, green card bride, which was always a gross exaggeration of the worst Russian ladies, is much less true today.
The same thing hold true for the myth of submissiveness among Latin and Asian ladies. Yes, when Commodore Perry first sailed into Tokyo Bay Japanese women were very submissive, because Japanese society was highly ordered and because there were very stiff penalties, including potential violence, for women that violated the social norm as a submissive woman.
However, modern Japan and the Japan of a hundred and fifty years ago is wildly different and you should not expect to meet Madame Butterfly when you visit Tokyo today.
You really have to track very far off the beaten path to find foreign girls who are not a part of the broader world culture on some level. Yes, there are Russian ladies who have never been online and Chinese girls whose family raised her to honor and always obey her husband.
However, today those foreign girls still probably know who Brad Pitt is and have some idea of current fashion and even more important know that women in the US and the European Union lead vastly different lives than they live.
Remember, foreign girls are signing up with Global dating agencies, because they are not happy with their marriage prospects in their home country, not simply to make you happy.
In fact, the whole concept of the submissive mail order bride is simplistic and poorly thought out and it is a trap that can ruin your relationship before it ever starts. Think about the process of what a girl goes through on the road to becoming a mail order bride and you will realize that very few truly submissive wallflowers are going to have the guts to go down that path.
Regardless of where a foreign lady grew up, it takes confidence and intelligence for a woman to turn away from men in her own country and decide instead try to marry a man from another part of the world.
She may be facing awful economic and social conditions, but it still takes courage, vision, and a sense of hopefulness for a foreign woman to make the choice to sign up with a global dating agency.
So, choose an area of the world based on what seems interesting to you for your international marriage and perhaps on your experience with immigrants from the area, but don't simply accept the old stereotypes.
One of the main attractions of international marriage for many men is the undeniable attraction of marrying a younger woman. This attraction for younger women at the height of their child bearing potential is obviously hardwired into men.
Not that older women do not have many charms, but the pursuit of younger women by older men is prevelant in every major cultural group around the world.
However, before you begin the process of pursuing a young foreign bride you need to ask yourself some important questions. First, are you interested in a particular young lady or younger ladies in particular?
This is a critical distinction.
If there is a growing mutual attraction between you and a particular younger woman, regardless of a large age difference, that is probably a good thing.
If on the other hand you are simply attracted to younger women, because they are young that is probably a sign of trouble. Do you believe that younger women are really any fundamentally different emotionally and psychologically than their older sisters? They aren't.
They are just in a different place in life, but taken as a whole they have the same desires, demands, and concerns as older women. And if you have a long term relationship with a younger woman she is going to get older. Think about that.
You will not be able to mislead her or scam her, well not for long. So, give up any overt or subliminal desires to control a younger woman, because this is perhaps the single most corrosive thought that can creep into any relationship and it will almost certainly eventually doom the marriage.
There is nothing wrong about being open to dating and perhaps marrying a younger woman, but do not fixate on it. And recognize that she is going to grow and develop throughout your relationship, in fact, whether you are twenty-five or eighty-five, so will you.
So, be flexible about the dynamics of your relationship, because they will change.
Next consider for a moment if you are mature enough to marry a younger woman? You know the what the real causes of failure in your earlier relationships were. And some, perhaps even most, of the blame for those failures was yours. That is the honest truth and it is critical.
Be honest with yourself and try to grow as a person. If do not recognize your own weaknesses and try to correct them then you are just asking for a world of hurt and humiliation. If you bring the same set of beliefs to this new relationship that you used in your earlier failed relationships the end result is almost certainly going to be the same.
Take some time to read up on successful relationships. One of the great advantages of dating a foreign bride is that it will take you at least a few weeks, and usually a few months, before you can actually go see her in person. Use that time to try to take an honest assessment of your issues and work on them.
There are thousands of good books about relationships, read a few and try to put appropriate ideas to good use in your life.
Be flexible. A younger woman is going to surprise you, because she has grown up in a different world from you. In the most successful May-December romances this is what helps to keep the spark alive, but you have to be willing to see that these surprises as good things that bring you both closer together.
Get ready for the strong reactions you will receive from friends and family? You may believe you know what to expect, but you will probably be surprised. The jealous and judgmental reaction from both men and women will probably surprise you.
If you have kids, particularly if they are close in age to your new wife, they are going to be surprised. Let them know that this new relationship makes you very happy and does not change your love for them.
Finally, keep an open mind about age when pursuing girls for marriage, because you may find that you are actually more attracted to women who are a little closer to your age when you meet them in person.