South Korean men are looking for foreign brides including Filipina, Vietnamese, Thai and so on because of the shifting demographics in the last few years. Many middle-aged men are left behind so they must look for international brides for marriage. There are also international workers from poor countries like Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Philippines who come to work in South Korea, got married with Korean men.
Seoul is the most popular city in South Korea that thousands of middle-aged men have a hard time to find a wife. Most of these guys are old and poor, some of them are divorced and some are still single. Single women here don’t look at them and they are looking for better one. In the big cities, most women set their high standards on career. The men who are “low” in education or career are left behind so they have to look for oversea brides. Many South Korean women seeking American men for marriage nowadays.
Another reason that South Korean men are seeking foreign brides is that they like to have “young” and “virgin” women. They want to have babies with young international women. Some of them marry a foreign wife to have babies and take care of their elderly or sick parents. In this country, there are some marriage brokers or services that advertise international brides as an item for sale. These brokers and services usually have an international connection with the people over there who can help to find poor and young women for old men in South Korea. There are many painfully miserable results for such marriages of a young international woman with an old Korean man. The language barrier is also an issue. I have to conclude that such marriages are “no love” at the beginning. Many of those marriages don’t turn out well as we have read from reported incidents of violence.
Every year, there are more than 40,000 Koreans marrying foreign brides and the numbers are expected to continue increasing in the next few years. There are an increase in unhappy marriages between old Korean husbands and young foreign wives.
Why do these foreign women accept such old men in South Korea?
Escaping poverty is the main reason. These international women are often motivated by the desire to make good money in South Korea. They accept old Korean husbands just because they can work to make money to help their family back home. This is the reason many “naive” foreign women deal with huge cultural and language barriers in this country. Many of them became the sex slaves of the husband.
Why do South Korean men marry foreign brides?
There are many benefits that Korean men marry foreign ladies. Most of these oversea women are less picky than local women about financial and social status of their husbands. Local women pay attention to the education background and the career of their future husbands so poor and “low” standard Korean men can’t stand a chance. Old Korean men believe that foreign women are submissive so they take the lead of the family.
In reality, both single men and women in South Korea are having a tough time searching spouses. The woman is more selective when it comes to find a man because of her high standards in education, financial and social background. It is hard for a lady seeking a man who meets her expectations. This ends up many men go for foreign brides.