This section of International Love Scout is independently edited by Dr. Julia Meszaros. The opinions expressed here are those of the authors alone. Any posts or comments by the staff or management of International Love Scout will clearly be marked as such.
The purpose of this section is to gather the most relevant scholarly research on international dating and the mail order bride phenomena in one place where it is easily accessible to all interested parties. Hopefully, this will help dispel some of the myths and confusion about international dating.
Mail order brides are hardly a modern convention and the practice of choosing wives from catalogs or ads has been going on for hundreds of years. Though it is often looked down upon and considered a last resort for desperate men and gold-digging or stupid women, it has its roots in a true need. It has brought together many couples over the years.