Global Dating Articles

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The Curse of Being Awesome: Mail Order Bride Shaming

One of the most annoying things about the anti-mail order bride mafia that constantly attacks mail order brides and the men who marry them is that they really hurt the children of mail order brides, because it creates a real sense of shame among many of the children of these unions. 

ILS Library

The books in the International Love Scout Library are probably not exactly what you would expect from a web site about online dating site.  In fact, if you are looking for books and articles specifically supporting international dating check out The Truth About Mail Order Brides and the Scholarly Research Section. 

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Interview with Elena Petrova of Elena’s Models

Elenasmodels.com is one of the oldest and most respected sites international dating sites.  We have worked closely with Elean’s Models since 2009 and we are happy to be able to publish this interview with Elena Petrova, the founder of Elena’s Models.

Employment Opportunities

International Love Scout is looking to fill the following positions with enthusiastic, compassionate people who want to help others find the happiness they are looking for.  You must have an appreciation and understanding of the dynamics involved in international dating.  If you are unsure about the nature of modern international dating or still believe the myths about mail order brides please check out some of the articles in our Scholarly Research section.

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Why I Decided To Study International Dating

My interest in the international dating industry began when I started to read early articles about the topic in my graduate studies. I was intrigued by the spreading of online dating to a global platform and the new types of relationships created through the use of technology.

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The Child of A Mail Order Bride

Most of my friends know that I am a serious college football fan, so it is no surprise to them any of them that I would have paused my busy day to read the obituary of the great Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian.

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My First Foreign Affair Social

So, I as long as I have been running International Love Scout I have heard about A Foreign Affairs amazing socials. 

The socials are the primary reason for their famous romance tours.  Essentially, they are large parties where the men on the tours get to meet local women. 

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Dr. Julia Meszaros Bio

Julia Meszaros is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Lebanon Valley College. She studied the premium international dating industry for her doctoral research, following A Foreign Affair on tour in Ukraine, Colombia, and the Philippines.

Charles Morton Bio

Charles Morton, the Founder and CEO of International Love Scout has a long track record trying to help people discover their full potential.  He earned degrees from Louisiana State University, The University of Alabama, the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California, and the College of Law at the University of Nebraska.

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Top 10 Travel Accessories for the Global Dater

Whether or not you’re an experienced international traveler, or a total travel virgin, you can still learn something from our comprehensive guide on the very best travel accessories. Traveling shouldn’t be a chore if you’re doing it the right way, and a lot of that has to do with what you pack, how you pack it, and whether or not you really need to bring most items with you in the first place.

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International Dating – Getting Your Family To Approve

Nothing stops more men from signing up with the mail order bride agencies reviewed by us than fear of what their family, and to a less extent, friends, co-workers, and neighbors will say about the potential relationship. It is understandable.

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The Definitive Guide to Fiancé and CR1 Spousal Visas

We receive numerous inquiries from our members on the how’s and why’s of the American visa process, specifically when it comes to fiancé and spousal visas. Instead of responding to these questions individually, we’ve decided to put together a simple guide to both of those visas, exploring the terms, the processes, legalities and the specific advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Top 5 Places to Retire in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is an incredible place for single men to retire.  If you are single and reaching retirement age you can live very well in many places across Southeast Asia.  

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7 Rules For Dating a Younger Woman

Dating a younger woman is not complicated, but there are a handful of land mines that well meaning men often stumble into unknowingly.  The idea of this cheat sheet is to help you avoid those pitfalls.