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The history of mail order brides

About mail order brides

We are all acquainted with the popularity of mail-order brides in today’s date. With several dating and matchmaking agencies looming up every year, mail-order brides are no more an alien concept. The business of online dating has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years and now plenty of people look for a life partner online.

Who is a mail order bride ?

A mail-order bride is a lady whom you can find in online and offline marriage catalogs. She lists her name, photograph and details in such catalogs so that men can select her for marriage.

Russian Brides at the Yekaterinburg festival

Russian Brides at the Yekaterinburg festival

Mail order brides are not a new concept. Since the nineteenth century, mail order brides are common. During the nineteenth century, mail order brides used to come to the Western frontier lands from the East to marry established men. The same trend was also noticed in the twentieth century, when women residing in developing countries wanted to marry men in developed countries. With the advent of the internet, the trend of mail-order brides underwent a little change. Now, the trend is meeting the potential bride through internet, interacting with her and then deciding whether to meet her in person.

Most of the mail order brides are from the countries of Southeast Asia, former Soviet Union and Latin America. Nowadays, you can also find mail-order brides from several Eastern European countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Russia. There are also men who list themselves in such online and offline catalogs for marriage. They are known as mail-order husbands.

Many international marriage agencies have criticized the term called “mail-order bride” as they think the term is misleading and derogatory.

Detailed history of mail order brides

There are two different kinds of history associated with mail-order brides. The industry of mail-order bride emerged first in the 1800’s in both Asia and America.

American men: men from North America are financially successful and had a good life. They were settled in the migration west for their work. However, there was one thing that was missing in their life and that was the company of a life partner. Hardly a few women lived in the migration west at that time. Therefore,  North American men had a certain void in their life, despite being successful. They desperately wanted to get married and start a family.

Russian girls and women seeking foreign menWestern men want to get hitched with women living in the East, Like Russian or Asian women. They started giving personal advertisements in reputed newspapers and magazines in the hope of attracting foreign women. Many foreign women, on reading these personal advertisements wrote back. They also send their photographs to the men and thus, the gates of communication opened. Through the exchanging of several letters, courtship was conducted. This continued until the woman wanted to escalate the relationship to marriage.

As foreign woman never met the guy personally, she usually took some time before deciding to marry him. These women were mostly single, but there were also runaways and divorcees. Single foreign women communicate with the single western men because they want a better life which is secure and financially stable. Foreign women want to get rid of their present lifestyle and adopt a better lifestyle.

Asian men: In the 1800s, single Asian men started finding wives through the several mail order brides agencies. This is because they worked overseas and were lonely. They needed the company of a life partner. Cultural perceptions, technology, demographics and legal policies were the major factors that determined the relationship between marriage and migration.

There was a marked imbalance noticed between the number of western men looking for a wife abroad and the number of women residing in that particular place. The system of mail-order brides or picture brides came to the scene due to this imbalance. Mail-order brides are very much needed in predominantly male countries and places.

During the early twentieth century, immigration restrictions gave rise to the concept of “picture brides”. Since unmarried Japanese women were not granted immigration to travel to America, the trend of picture brides gave these women an opportunity to travel to America. This is how the concept of mail-order brides or picture brides came to existence.

Mail-order brides from several countries

Mail order brides - Asian, Chinese Women

Mail order brides – Asian, Chinese Women

Asian mail order brides : You can find many mail-order brides in Asia. The Asian women are willing to marry foreign men because the country that they belong to is not developed. These Asian countries, mostly suffer from malnutrition, inflation and unemployment. These women want a better lifestyle and therefore, they want to marry a foreign man who is financially stable. It is mostly because of the economic factors that Asian women want to marry foreign men. However, Filipino women are in the mail order bride industry because they aspire to get married abroad.

Mail order brides - Russian, European Women

Mail order brides – Russian, European Women

Eastern European mail order brides : You can find plenty of mail order brides from Eastern Europe, especially from the Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Women of Russia are interested to find foreign partners because of the social and economic conditions of the women of their country. More than half of the workforce of Russia constitutes of women, but still, women are not equal to men in Russia. They often get lesser wages and hold jobs of lower position. Therefore, Russian women want to marry a foreign man and get settled in a country which can give her better economic facilities. Marriage is an integral thing in Russia and any woman who crosses the age of 30 in Russia is considered old. Due to all these various reasons, we can find plenty of mail-order candidates from Russia.

How does an International Marriage Agency work ?

Mail-order brides generally work with the several, reputed international marriage agencies. International marriage agencies are also known as international marriage brokers and international introduction agencies.

Beautiful Russian women online datingInternational marriage agencies are large business that attempts to introduce women and men in a systematic way from different countries for the purpose of correspondence, dating and marriage. Most of these agencies can be found in developing countries such as Russia, Ukraine, China, Brazil, Colombia, Philippines and Thailand. These marriage agencies encourage women of the developing countries to register with them for their services so that the women can communicate with men from developed countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, Northern America and South Korea.

When the women register with these international marriage agencies, they get the chance to communicate with many foreign men. There are many reputed international marriage agencies which are doing a great job. The international dating site has many tools and facilities of online communication such as instant messaging, web chat, phone translation, email letters, live games, virtual gifts and chatting through mobile.

The international marriage agencies are also known as mail-order bride agencies. However, many agencies think that the term mail-order bride is very derogatory as it seems that women are commodities who are available for sale. The main services that are provided by these marriage agencies are:

  • Introductions between women and men
  • Translations between clients who do not speak a common language
  • Excursions or romance tours where a man gets to meet many women who are interested in marriage

Thus, you can see that Mail Order Brides have an interesting history. The way they came to existence is really fascinating. There is a huge success rate in the marriage of foreign men with mail-order brides. The international marriage agencies play the role of a matchmaker perfectly and their effort gives way to successful marriages.

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Elena’s Models – Review

Elena’s Models

Reviewed by: VivaL
Reviewed on: 10-07-2015

Russian Dating Agency review: Elena's Models

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Services

Elena’s Models is the only company that makes all efforts possible to ensure that scam artists have no access and activities in their aegis and provides an honest service. Showing a rare strength and conviction in weeding out scammers, they have kept other international dating and mail order bride services on their toes. A rather refreshing and honest way of doing business, Elena ensures that when you are the recipient of a letter from a lady tied to the dating service in your inbox at their site, it IS in reality written by the lady herself, and not the agency as opposed to many agencies which have a rather generic “introduction letter” in the tone of the lady who visited your profile. These agencies then proceed to send the letter to anyone and everyone who more or less fits the broad criteria she has set out for herself with the hope that you would pay to respond. Some poor blokes may feel they must respond to all the letters they receive and some agencies may send several in an attempt to make money of you and this would be rather expensive to you to no real avail. Their policy of introduction letters generally is mentioned in rather fine print on their registration or landing page; however it is still rather messes up the reputation of the industry being misleading and can easily make you feel you were scammed!

Cost

Absolutely user friendly, Elena’s models offers some great payment plans. Recently streamlined and absolutely the best in the market for what they offer, you can sign up for their Gold Plan for a tiny sum of $99.00 for 3 months or $197.50 for an year, working out to about $16.50 per month. When it comes to legitimate international dating, THIS is the best deal! But there is a restriction; that you are limited to contacting 50 women- send as many emails as you’d like to these 50 women but if you wish to interact with many other beautiful, intelligent women out there, you would have to upgrade to the Platinum Plan. Now, the Platinum Plan lets you contact an unlimited number of lovely ladies for a three month duration with a payment of $259.00 working out to $86.00 per month. The BEST part of the Platinum Plan is that your profile gets automatically to the top rungs in the results when women search in the site which puts you way ahead in the dating game!

And then of course, there is another perk- you get advertised on their Russian language website thereby widening your reach monumentally! So, if you are in this seriously, to find yourself a life partner, go for this- It is one of the best plans in the business, indeed.

Security

Since 1999, Elena’s Models have been in business and makes a clearly visible, honest and genuine effort to be the most reliable company online. By virtue of its stringent policies, no tolerance for scammers and black and white way of doing business, it has earned a reputation of a secure, safe space. One of their most positive attributes is that they never ever see your credit card number or bank details. All transactions are through Clickbank – one of the safest ways to pay in today’s’ virtual banking and commerce world. There is a huge sense of honesty, clarity and trustworthiness in the way Elena’s models handles profile- for instance for a lady’s profile to even appear on Elena’s she must have been active in the previous ninety days- only then does it reflect. This reflects that the women on Elena’s are absolutely serious and very active about wanting to find a husband and are at it. There is also a unique marker called “Confirmed Profiles” for women who have been met by a representative from Elena’s Models who review profiles for known scammers. So you can immediately rest assured once you see “Confirmed Profiles” marked on the girls. Getting scammed is a terrible feeling and if you make the choice of going with Elena’s Models, you would have saved yourself all of that as they make every reasonable attempt and effort to keep everything above the board.

Final Analysis

We have had the pleasure to represent many good dating agencies, however, only the agency, Elena’s Models can be graded a 8.5/10 they are transparent, fair and represent a huge ton of absolutely gorgeous women. And when it comes to basic services, they are indeed the market leader in providing great customer service, good security protocols, clear, over the board dealings and some very good plans.

Overall Grade for Elena’s Models

Hotness Factor : 8/10

Elena’s Models has some of the most gorgeous, sexy, hot, alluring and smart women in the business.

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Number of Profiles : 8/10

They have a huge choice of profiles, if you can’t find the girl of your dreams at Elena’s, then maybe, something’s not right with you!


Quality of Profiles : 8,5/10

While Elena’s does need to find a way to present longer, more detailed and descriptive profiles; their being an absolute stickler for honesty and focused efforts to weed out scammers get them a 8.5 in this category. On the plus side, they do offer a lot of photos in their profiles, often as many as eight or nine.

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Service : 9/10

With a great, full time staff, there is a complete range of services, they provide with simply amazing testimonials.


Security : 8/10

Elena’s Models use a third party credit card processor and has a great reputation in terms of security!


Cost : 8/10

Elena’s recently changed pricing structure and plans put them in a clear A category.


Overall Grade : 8,5/10

Elena’s Models has an absolutely sterling reputation backed by a great selection of reviewed profiles and efforts to combat scammers. This is why Elena’s Models ranks so high. With more in depth profiles and maybe an even better worked out payment plan will make them the best in the business worldwide.

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