What a beautiful girl! Well done Henry!
Some of these marriages work, and some don’t.
I’ve seen guys whose main problem was that they were nerdy...they chose to get married to Pinoys (and one to a Russian girl)because they were afraid of the aggressive man hating American women... and their marriages often were happy...
alas, in other cases, the man is alcoholic or abusive and divorced for that reason, but he thinks if he gets a “submissive” woman things will be fine. Of course, no one is that submissive, so there are cases where the girl is abused and in a few cases killed, so the government worries about them.
And it’s not just Americans and Europeans: I met a Bolivian citizen of Japanese ethnic origin who was working at a Japanese car factory (there are quite a few of them who were recruited back to the old country). But there were no Japanese girls willing to marry a semi “foreigner”.... He found a Filipina and kept flying down to court the girl...I met him when he went through customs. He didn’t understand English, so they got a Japanese translator. But being born and raised in Bolivia, his Japanese wasn’t too good either... Luckily I noticed the passport, and offered to translate...my Spanish is not good but okay. He was quite a nice guy and I hope they are happy, but I do wonder what language they will communicate in. Probably she will quickly learn Japanese (lots of japanese schools here for nurses etc.)
there are also a lot of Korean farmers who marry Filipinas or Vietnamese women because there are no Korean women who want to stay on the farm.
Finally, the US ambassador said that 40 percent of men visiting the Philippines came here for “sex tourism”, and caused a huge outcry.
If he mean single men visiting here, I think that number is probably too low.
A lot of the girls are poor, and see marriage as a nice escape to a better life, and being Asians figure that love will follow marriage. That’s not always true, but in many cases it is.