One explanation for this might be the fact that both the bride and groom have a real expectation to make this work.After all, if a person is moving halfway around the world to be with someone, they're typically going to be serious about the relationship.Here's A LINK to that report in case you want to check it out for yourself. First off, foreign dating agencies are just like domestic dating services.

For Zug this was a shock, but eventually she realized that generally international dating is good for men and often the single most positive event to ever happen to the women.

She concludes that, Today’s mail-order brides and grooms are not a throwback to an earlier, unenlightened time.

Zug admits that when she first started researching international dating she was influenced by the pervasive feminist propaganda.

She writes that, The more research she did the more she realized that modern transnational romance was not destructive and sometimes criminal.

The emphasis on quality of relationship was an unexpected finding because this aspect of international marriage has not been the focus on much media coverage.

Divorce rates must also be considered when it comes to this myth.

In a way, being able to offer these women an opportunity to live in a society that doesn't degrade women, but rather gives them unlimited opportunities is just one of the many things that you contribute to the relationship.

Lisa Simmons, whose dissertation is easily the best academic study of the modern mail order bride phenomenon, and her discussion of why women around the world are seeking out Western men deserves to be quoted at some length.

Academic presses require outside reviews by other professors before they publish a book and if the outside reviewers object the book will either not be published or re-written to address the objections of the other academics.

The fact that other professors hired by NYU Press to review and shoot holes in Zug’s analysis, which is the main purpose of the outside reviewers, could not do it is stunning.

And yes, there are men who should not be pursuing international dating.