According to sources, Saudi women require permission from the government in order to marry a foreigner Independent Researcher 15 Jan. A article published by the UK-based newspaper The Independent states that "[w]omen who seek to marry foreigners must obtain approval to do [so] [from] the [M]inistry of [I]nterior, and marriage to non-Muslims is so difficult as to be impossible" The Independent 27 Sept. In correspondence with the Research Directorate, an independent researcher, whose interests include nationality and statelessness, stated that there is a list of countries from which Saudis are prohibited from marrying; as such, "marriage to someone from those countries will not be recognized by the Saudi government" Independent Researcher 15 Jan. Information on the current list of countries of origin from which Saudis are prohibited from marrying could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
By Laurel Tuohy Feb 28, pm Bangkok time. Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from foreign women who live in the capital. From recycling men to culture clashes with local boyfriends to guys that forgot to mention their wives and kids, navigating love for foreign women in this city can be a beast. Not only are these women attempting a graceful dive into an undersized dating pool, they also have to dodge aggressive local ladies bearing gifts, foreigners with shady pasts, and local men that see them as trophies. Bangkokians rely heavily on the old stereotype that the city is a dating paradise for foreign men while foreign women are left single and desperate.
A mail-order bride is a woman who lists herself in catalogs and is selected by a man for marriage. In the twentieth century, the trend was primarily towards women living in developing countries seeking men in more developed nations. In the twenty-first century, the trend is now based primarily on internet-based meeting places which do not per se qualify as mail-order bride services.
Japanese men and American men are not the same - not in the least. This is especially true when it comes to dating. Japanese women realize this and often choose a foreign man over their own nationality to date. Why is that though? Why are Japanese women so attracted to foreign men?