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“Did it ever occur to you that things you look for in a woman might be similar to qualities that women look for in men? (That is, women who have options). Kindness, intelligence, sense of humor, morality - these are all desirable qualities, none of which have anything to do with money.”
Amy I make no claims otherwise. I just reject demeaning limitations you assign to these women.
“You are just trying to console yourself for being undesirable by saying that American women only want "Mr. Big".
Amy I sell matchmaking services, which means like all businesses I have to sell. My "Mr. Big" comment is nothing more then selling off of one of hundreds of criteria men and women apply in dating. Are you telling me some American women do not judge men by their financial stature? Is this what you are telling me Amy, because I said nothing more then this?
“The only thing you can offer is passage to America and a possible green card (things that American women do not need).”
Boy did my wife Karina get a bum deal; were going to be living in Colombia, so she doesn't even get that. Again Amy you categorize with out knowing. I can only assume from way you like to throw accusations void of facts that your "research" will be just as slanted. Did it ever occur to you to know of what you speak before you speak? Let me stick you foot further in your mouth. While my situation is certainly atypical, your attack on me is personal so I will provide my personal story. My wife comes from a well off family. She was not a member of a Colombian marriage agency nor did she know such things existed. She led a privileged life. She was chauffeured to University, she traveled to Europe, she owned property and was pampered her whole life. Her family has greater economic wealth then I do and did not want Karina to marry me. I told them Karina would not have a personal maid in United States and that she would have to contribute with family workload as most American women do. They told me I was crazy, Karina didn't even know how to cook white rice. But even against her families wishes Karina wanted to marry me. Her family pressured her by cutting off all her privileges anticipating that she would buckle under. When that did not work, they threw her out of family. Here is a girl with a very large family, where family is everything, being evicted from her comfortable home and catered life with nothing. She was shunned from her family for hiding her romance and wanting to marry me. Yet you blindly conclude that she does not love me and I lured her to America because she lived an impoverished life of desperation. Amy I am curious, is it occurring to you to say maybe I should have my facts straight before I spit venom, because if it does then there is still salvation for you.
“So you provide these things to lure vulnerable young women away from lives of poverty.”
Amy if you were to tell these women that they lead lives of poverty they would slap you in face. The poverty of a woman's pocket is meaningless to an American man. The impoverishment of a woman soul, heart and values is not. Foreign women would consider you poor person for having latter. One of many reasons they are drawn to American men is because we can recognize such difference, as do they. Amy aren't these women adults free to make responsible adult decisions? I have women on my website over 50 years old, at what age is a woman able to make a decision on her own without you denouncing her ability to do so? My last engagement was with a couple both in their 40's is she another vulnerable, young woman Amy? Who should validate if these women are too young or vulnerable in deciding who and when to marry, you Amy? Or do you suggest we form a committee to make such a decision for them? Earlier you said women look for positive qualities in a partner, but at same time, you don't believe these women look for such qualities. What makes you think these women are materialistic oriented. Is it possible that you are materialist and can't comprehend other women outlooks being different then yours?
“Are you at all embarrassed or ashamed about that?”
Amy I am very proud and happy in what I do. What is even more important is happiness and joy I bring to couples we bring together. It appears only people who are not happy are people like you who enjoy intervening in other people's happiness. As I said to you before, you won't directly talk to these women because it would only corroborate what I have been telling you. They select men for marriage out of love for that man. You won't talk to ones that have been married for 5 years, you won't talk to ones that have been married for 10 years, and you won't talk to my Mom a foreign bride happily married to my dad for over 45 years. She raised five children and had a career working for one company for over 30 years. They now lead a life of world travel, family visits and volunteer work. No I do not think you will talk with such women. The thought of your false, shallow book-learned ideals being shattered by realties of their happiness and real life perspective would be just too incongruent for your entrenched twisted views.
Jamie Morrow is the owner of International Introductions http://International-Introductions.com a marriage agency specializing in Latin women. His expertise is in the mail order brides industry which has come under attack with pending legislation. He can be reached at: Jamie@Latin-Wife.com