What are the risks and possible problems involved with finding a Latin Bride?
Here are some issues you need to be aware of.
My own experience of looking for a foreign wife has certainly had its ups and downs.
Is it worthwhile looking for a wife from another country?
So don’t let any of this put you off, but make sure you know exactly what you’re letting yourself in for.
Another article on the site gives a good breakdown of the likely costs involved with finding a bride from Latin America or the Caribbean.
All I’ll say here is that finding a bride from another country is expensive. Make sure you do the math and make sure you really can afford a foreign bride.
Language and Cultural Mis-understandings
I messed up the first relationship I had with a foreign woman. Since she didn’t speak much English, communication was very difficult. On top of that, there was still so much I didn’t know about her culture.
So bear in mind that you might screw up your first relationship with a foreign woman. If that happens, then move on, learn from your mistakes, and search for another.
If it’s any consolation, since I began learning a foreign language and the culture of another country (as well as get more knowledgeable about using dating sites), the women I’ve subsequently dated have been even better than the last one.
Gold Diggers and Scammers
If you’re intending to use an online dating site to find a foreign bride, then it’s essential to have a good understanding of how to spot a scammer.
Scammers tend to target older guys from Western countries like the USA, UK and Canada. If you’re white and over 50, then you’ll be a particular target.
The key is to take things very slowly when you first sign up to the dating site. Take your time, and just read all the emails you get for the first month or two.
After 2-3 months of using a Latin dating site then the dangers are much reduced, because you’ve probably seen most of the scammer types by then.
You still need to be on the lookout for gold diggers and women who just want a visa to allow them to leave Latin America. These women are kind of harder to spot. But then again gold diggers and money lookers are just as common in Western countries, and they’re just one of the hazards you’ll need to contend with if you contemplate marriage.
Is She Going to be Faithful?
If you’re looking for a wife who’s much younger than you, then you might have big concerns about whether she’ll be faithful.
Most men don’t seem to know this, but women cheat much more often than you might think. Man, I’m starting to think that married women cheat way more often than their husbands do!
Finding a woman who will be faithful isn’t always easy. But once a cheater, always a cheater is the golden rule here.
One reason I’m looking for an Asian bride is that China and other countries in Asia are on the whole pretty safe to visit. Heck, in central Tokyo I walked round areas of downtown that the local residents thought were so safe, they didn’t even lock their bicycles up.
Latin American countries do have a reputation of being unsafe. I’ve heard of being people being mugged on Brazilian beaches, plus there’s Mexico’s drug wars and the random kidnappings in Colombia.
Some of theses fears are overblown. I’m reminded of the statistics which show that it’s more dangerous to drive to the airport than it is to take that flight to another country.
Nonetheless, it’s worth taking great care when looking for a bride from Latin America or Colombia. Be careful who you talk to online. And when you meet a lady for the first time, meet in a safer location like the hotel lobby.
If you’re really worried about your personal safety then I recommend you check out the romance tours offered by dating sites like LoveMe and AmoLatina. You’re usually safer in a crowd!
Are Mail Order Brides Legal?
It’s perfectly legal to marry a woman from another country. Just make sure she hasn’t been people trafficked into your country. This is pretty unlikely if you’re a Western guy seeking a foreign bride. Of course if you’re an American guy seeking a Latina bride then if you meet her in the USA, make sure she’s there legally.
Before your Latin bride comes to your country then she’ll need to apply for a visa. Most women are interviewed in the course of the visa application, so everything needs to be legal and above board.
One thing you do need to be sure about is that you’ll actually be able to get your new bride to come and live with you in your country. Applications are rarely turned down. However, if you don’t have a source of income to support you and your new bride, or your house is too small then you might have problems.
Finding a wife from another country can be intensely stressful.
I’ve been searching for a foreign bride for nearly three years now.
The best advice I can give is to take things slowly. If a relationship ends badly, then take at least three months out before starting to find another potential wife.
And if you’re recently separated or divorced, then make sure you’re over your previous relationship before you start seeking a new bride from a foreign country.
So if you’re looking for a Latin bride then don’t get carried away. A proper understanding of the risks involved will help you avoid losing your mind or your life savings in the process.
The Kid in a Candy Store Syndrome
Listen up – there are HUGE numbers of Latin women looking for American husbands!
Actually, the font I’ve used for “huge” doesn’t really do justice to the numbers involved here.
All these ladies sending you emails on Latin dating sites like Latin Euro and Latin American Cupid can have its drawbacks. And it’s even worse when you visit somewhere like Colombia or Costa Rica and see stunning girls absolutely everywhere.
The problem is commitment.
How do you know your girl is The One?
All I know is, when I’ve found The One, then I’ve stopped talking to other women. I don’t log into dating sites. And before I go to sleep, she’s the person I think about.
The Heat of the Moment
It’s easy to get carried away once you visit women in another country.
On the first visit I made to Asia, I wanted to get engaged to a girl I’d only been with for a week. I guess this was a little crazy, but at least I didn’t marry her then and then.
And as for my second visit, well I can only say that what happened in Asia stays in Asia!
Central and Latin America can be extremely hot and humid, and both factors cloud judgement. If you’re visiting a large city like Rio, Brasilia or Medellin then there’s also the assault on the senses from the in your face noise, dust and general chaos.
I strongly recommend that whatever happens in your search for a Latin bride, you return home and take at least three months to think about your next course of action.
Marriage is a huge step for a man… a huge step.
If you have any questions about the process required to find a Latin bride then leave your comments below.