If we were a news outlet, you’d expect a thorough explanation of how Russian mail order brides came to be; ya’ know – the market for sexy traffic between impoverished countries and developed nations, how Canadians love them, and how surprisingly only 20% of the arranged marriages end in divorce. But this is The Chive, people. If you want the hard facts go K.O. yourself over on the mail order Wikipedia page. What we want to know is, how much do they cost?
Answer: Before president Bush signed “International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005” (no, I’m not making that up) it was a lot cheaper. But these days, one that isn’t broken will run you an average of $15,000 but the girls pictured below are top shelf, in the $50-$60,000 range, plus you have to feed and shelter them for life I’m told. If browsing turns to buying, some really committed dude does a complete breakdown of the dos and don’ts here. If you’re just here to look, know that we did our best to confirm that the girls pictured are, in fact, real Russian mail order brides.
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