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"We all have a natural desire to want to get as a close as possible to the real thing, to meeting some pretty girl on the corner" said William Lee, the proprietor of the website Russian Women and a professional coach for men looking for Eastern European wives."Or in this case, randomly meeting some pretty girl online."For their purposes, VKontakte is the perfect alternative."I'm not interested in any one of them."Welcome to the new online meat market for schlubby American men to score young Eastern European brides.*** Stephen Ewald, a 40-year-old accountant from Michigan, met his fiancée — a 24-year-old Ukrainian named Alina Chumakova — on VKontakte in 2009.
Typically they go through international matchmaking agencies, which charge for access to thousands of women looking for foreign husbands.Thanks to Google Translate, they no longer need the expensive translation services provided by many agencies.And not only are they cheaper, the men believe cruising social networks where "normal" foreign women hang out is a more authentic experience than a matchmaking agency's website.In this way, it's as much a dating site as a social network: You can filter by city, age, relationship status, what a user finds "important in others," and even their view on smoking.
Lee compares the move away from agencies to similar changes in the travel industry.The mail-order bride industry is fascinating and troubling because it extends the cold logic of capitalist globalization to the very personal institution of marriage.