My Life After Mail Order Bride Service

My Life With Mail Order Bride

Yes, my wife is a mail order bride. As an owner of a PR agency, I go to many different meetings and parties with my wife where we meet our business partners and colleagues. At one of the informal parties, someone asked me how Julia and I met. When I told them our story about mail order bride service, they couldn’t believe their ears.

Most our friends could not realize that such a successful and mature man in mid-40s will venture to find his future wife via international brokerage agency. Often people imagine old and naive Americans on one side and greedy Russian women on the other side. They think of women who don’t know English and who sell themselves like property to some men overseas. Frankly speaking, I was a little upset of their reaction, as my wife and I love each other and have been married for three years. That’s why I decided to share our story and tell about our life after mail order bride service.

My Experience With Mail Order Bride Services

As I was looking for long-term relationships, I had one rule, never use the phrase: "Want to hang out?" . I was sure that this phrase always results into a one night stand or a short affair. I think that mail order bride services resolve this problem as they usually host profiles of women who are looking for serious relationships.

If there is one thing I am completely sure about, it’s finding a great woman can be a real lottery. However, you cannot win if you are not trying. After three months on a dating site sometimes I got frustrated and was one step away from deleting my account, at times I realized that the only option was to keep trying. After all the conversations that could potentially be successful, I came across Julia’s profile.

I did not realize that she was a great girl until I started reading her profile and discovering amazing things. After I contacted her, she messaged me back. Not only did she speak perfect English but also played guitar and was an architect. After several weeks and numerous hours chatting online, I was already in love with her personality and decided to meet face to face. We both seemed to be serious about continuing our relationships that’s why she agreed to meet me in Moscow.

How We Met

It sounds unbelievable, but just after three months from our first chat, I booked a flight from Chicago to Moscow. She met me at the airport and looked amazing. We took long walks around the city, had conversations in cafes and spent the whole weekend together. As we spent time together, all anxiety vanished.

Our American Wedding

Then started a tricky part. I spent about six months dealing with government and the agency, getting a visa for Julia and traveling a lot. Although I spent a considerable amount on visa fees, agency charges, and traveling, I think it was an amazing adventure that eventually led to our marriage. The ceremony itself was short and modest; it didn’t take more than 20 minutes. Then we invited our closest friends and relatives, who were our witnesses. Nothing fancy.

Our Life After Mail Order Bride Service

We discovered our new life in Chicago, and after three years of happy marriage, I am sure that I made the right choice. Julia didn’t quit her work and shortly after the wedding she resumed her education and got her master’s degree. Eventually, her English has improved, and she managed to find a good job in architecture. I make everything possible so that she could feel as at home and wasn’t homesick.

Three years later sometimes some people have doubts about mail order bride services. To them, I can only say that it’s real, and I feel so lucky that I gave it a try.

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Lauren Welch
Relationship columnist
Lauren Welch is a leading dating advice expert for men and women. She has coached hundreds of couples around the world and consulted singles to help them get the love lives of their dreams.
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