So, I was checking today's news and I came across an article about the high instances of spousal abuse that mail order brides get from their husbands. This got me wondering about the whole mail order bride thing in the first place. Let's start with some questions: 1. Does anyone here actually know or know of someone with a mail order bride? 2. What kind of person actually thinks this is a good idea? 3. Do you think that a rare few actually do this because they want to help someone out(I personally think that 99.99% of the men who do this must have some SERIOUS social anxiety, inadequacies, big hand touches the little hand wacko-jacko syndrome)? 4. Any guess on the divorce rate(has to be way above 85%)? I just find this to be such an odd practice. So odd, in fact, that I never really was aware of how often this takes place. By simply typing in 'mail order bride' in a yahoo or google search you come across THOUSANDS of women willing to do this. Seems so sad that they want to get out of their country so badly that they are willing marry someone they don't even know(but heck, maybe some of them are so bad off that it is well worth it to try and do this for a few years before breaking it off). I guess I am saying its less weird on the woman's part and a lot stranger on the man's part(when considering that the woman is most likely trying to escape insurmountable odds of leaving oppression otherwise).