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Old 07-21-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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To each his, (or her) own...
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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Why is it OK for men to travel abroad to look for romance (or a spouse), but not for women to do the same? Why is it OK for Russian women to seek spouses abroad, but not British?
I think it's OK for either, though I would point out there have been many negative news stories about western men getting mail order brides from third world countries so some people don't think it is OK, especially feminists who think these men are exploiting the women.
If these women are having a good time, more power to them. You only live once. Just go into it their eyes open.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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THE middle-aged women chatting and sipping cocktails on a sunshine holiday feel they’ve picked the perfect spot for a break.

For The Gambia — a country known as the Smiling Coast of Africa — fits the bill for just what they are seeking.
And that, put simply, is love. The smiling, obliging and charming Africans give them the kind of attention that some of them may not have enjoyed for years.
Many of these unlucky-in-love women want to return home from their two-week break with a tan, a smile — and a new lover in tow who can give them the affection they have craved for years.
The young men, some of them teenagers, target the white women. Marriage to a “toubab” — a white foreigner — is their goal. They see them as their ticket to a new life in a country with endless opportunities.
In a country where half the population live below the poverty line and the average wage is 30 a week, a European girlfriend seems to make perfect sense


Read more: brit women flock to africa to find romance | The Sun |Features

Very surprising since they can't find suitable males in their own backyard.
There is a sucker born every minute that includes overweight middle aged White women. I guess it's no different than fat Black American women flocking to Jamaica for "love".
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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There is a sucker born every minute that includes overweight middle aged White women. I guess it's no different than fat Black American women flocking to Jamaica for "love".

When Stella Got Her Groove Back.


(Until homeboy pops out the closet. )
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Why is it OK for men to travel abroad to look for romance (or a spouse), but not for women to do the same? Why is it OK for Russian women to seek spouses abroad, but not British?
It's perfectly OK, as long as their intentions are honorable and no one is getting scammed. Some find the real thing others find fool's gold. It's a chance no matter what and with a 50 percent divorce rate in the states, things are hardly perfect. And ya don't think there are gold diggers/scammers right here at home?

Of course Stella was attractive, but that's how it goes in the movies.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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When Stella Got Her Groove Back.


(Until homeboy pops out the closet. )
She was just a dummy of the highest order. I don't see why some woman think they are so special that the rules of nature don't apply to them. One has to wonder how a 40+ woman with a child marrying some 20 year old 3rd world foreigner ever thought this was going to end well. Forget the gay part the minute the green card comes in the mail he would have bolted straight or gay.

Stupid is as stupid does.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Why is it OK for men to travel abroad to look for romance (or a spouse), but not for women to do the same? Why is it OK for Russian women to seek spouses abroad, but not British?
Little disingenuous here. The Russian women are leveraging their youth, beauty and fertility to land comparatively wealthier foreign men. In this situation everyone is playing their respective biological roles.

The British women are generally older, fatter and probably post menopausal seeking out younger men. This setup is against normal mating patterns and is far more exploitive IMHO.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Very surprising since they can't find suitable males in their own backyard.
Heh...that's because the men are jetting off to Thailand to pick out barely-legal brides.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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As a footnote, a friend of my mother , ill in rolling chair, who was living in Lamu (Kenya) with a local -not a young guy , he was maybe 50 and she close to 70-was abducted by Somali terrorists who made a home invasion-Somalia is at close range from Lamu-and then they let her die because she hadn't her life saving medicine with her. So yes, Africa still is a risky destination, ladies, beware!
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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I think it's OK for either, though I would point out there have been many negative news stories about western men getting mail order brides from third world countries so some people don't think it is OK, especially feminists who think these men are exploiting the women.
If these women are having a good time, more power to them. You only live once. Just go into it their eyes open.
The negative stories are what you most often here about in the media. A story of a guy that married a woman from another country, has been married many years and happy, just isn't news. Anyway, good luck to them.

And you can get used and scammed in your own backyard, EdwardA. Lots of divorces to prove that.
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