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Are Armenian women eager to marry foreigners?

If to talk about global trend of so called “marriage migration”, we imply mostly women from former Soviet Union as they are the most beautiful and having awesome character. Among all post Soviet countries one of the most popular possible brides are in Armenia, known as well by their prettiness, kind character, low level of feminism and complete care to the husband and kids. Not less important is the fact that women of Armenia are eager to leave the country in search of good fiancée abroad.

There are no clear statistics which marriage out of a hundred in Armenia is international, but the proportion of foreign fiancée for Armenian women is higher and higher every year. The reasons why Armenian women would like to leave their home country for the USA or Australia are clear and were previously described in our articles. Nevertheless, we are going briefly inform you about some of them in this article as well. Armenian society is more and more worried about huge amount of women who would like to leave their home forever in search of future perspectives.

The situation with Armenian women who marry abroad is not as highly exaggerated as for example, in Moldova, where every third woman leaves the county by getting married to a foreigner. At the same time still a lot of women who could form future generation of Armenia, among which are future mothers and culture supporters are leaving the country forever in search for better life.

Slowly but surely every month and every year the amount of Armenian brides who are getting married in the USA is growing. More and more often become cases when Armenians get married to citizens of Western European countries like Germany, Italy, Spain, France or Norway. The reasons for such intention to marry foreigner is moving to the West. West automatically means for Armenian woman prosperity, better status in the society, including at home.

Such mercantile wishes become the main power that forces Armenian women to look towards West. Many of them do not realize that life in America or Western Europe is full of challenges as well and to earn good salary and live descent life both spouses have to work. Usually – to work hard.

Armenian women often imagine picture where husband works and wife is keeping the house and takes care of the children. This does not work in Western countries, where women and men are equal. Both spouses have to bring income at home. Such an attitude and traditional Armenian behavior may become a great minus and cause problems based on cultural differences.

If Armenian woman still decides to get married with foreigner she has to decide where this marriage would take place. There are 3 ways: to get married in Armenia, in the USA or in other foreign country. If a woman from Armenia is married in the USA, for example, there is no repeated registration of this marriage in Armenia. That becomes problem to Armenian authorities as they could not calculate how many women of the country exactly were married and live abroad. The authorities do not solve material problems of the population properly and instead are trying to fight with consequences but not to solve the reason of such huge marriage migration of representatives of their country.

Idea to marry foreigner because he is rich one day could lead to disappointment and some bad consequences. Of course, this happens not very often, but there are many cases when foreign woman is suffering in marriage somewhere in America and at the same time is totally helpless in a foreign country.

Some say motherhood instinct calls Armenian women to move abroad as there they feel themselves secured financially and therefore could give their children better life. Every mother wishes her children to give better chance in life, for self development and of course those chances are higher in the USA than in Armenia. We could not judge Armenian women for that. One can judge others only being in their shoes. It is easy in terms of law for Armenian woman to marry foreigner, but pretty hard to solve up the cultural difference issues withing her own family. For example, to explain to the father that she is going to marry person of other nationality.

Armenia is not very popular country where foreigners are looking for potential wives. They would rather find Armenian woman abroad and keep in contact with her than go to Armenia. Armenia is the country which they are afraid to visit.

Are Armenian women ready to take the first place among women of Europe in the competition for foreign fiancée? Must say they are certainly in the top. They have their own pretty features that are hard to describe and those features are not only visible and of visual origin, when we imply appearance, but also features of character. Armenian women are definitely treasure for men from any part of the world as they could be very kind, simple in character, caring mothers and good, intelligent, pretty wives.