What type of guy would make use of a ‘marriage broker’ to get love? And what type of females await them? Will Storr travelled to Colombia to discover.
Nearly straight away, we don’t understand what to express. We came across my motorist, Juan Carlos, about moment ago. He switched the ignition, hit the wheel that is driving a businesslike fashion and announced, “So! You have got come here for women.”
“Yes,” we offer, fundamentally.
I glance out of my window and pondering, for an instant, the possibility of just jumping right out of it as we turn out of the airport car-park in Colombia’s second city, Medellin.
It was known by me will be similar to this.
Juan’s in the very early 40s. He wears stonewashed jeans, a dirty t-shirt that claims ‘NASA ROCKET SCIENTIST’ and has now the pallor and stomach of a guy whom quit on himself at the very least ten years ago. He’s taking me personally to your head office of their bride-finding agency. Neither Juan nor the agency know that I’m right right right here being a journalist, searching for exactly exactly what attracts huge number of males from all over the planet to generally meet prospective spouses. Through the United States, from Britain and European countries and Australia they show up, to socialise with ladies they’ve preselected from a catalogue that is online the hope it’ll all end in… exactly what? Love? Friendship? Sex? Comfort? Somebody, anybody, whom might provide a truthful laugh when they wake each morning?
“Do you have got ladies in England?” asks Juan.
“Yes,” we answer. “We have actually ladies.”
We’re driving up a winding, vegetation-lined road leading up a mountain, the other part of which, simmering beneath the South American sunlight in an enormous normal amphitheatre, lies the town Juan’s companies make reference to merely as “paradise”. Continue reading