What sort of guy would make use of ‘marriage broker’ to get love? And what sort of females await them? Will Storr travelled to Colombia to learn.
Nearly instantly, we don’t understand what to state. I came across my motorist, Juan Carlos, about a full moment ago. He switched the ignition, hit the wheel that is driving a businesslike fashion and announced, “So! You’ve got come right right here for females.”
“Yes,” we offer, fundamentally.
Once we prove of this airport car-park in Colombia’s 2nd town, Medellin, we glance away from my screen and pondering, for an immediate, the chance of simply leaping appropriate from it.
We knew it will be such as this.
Juan’s inside the 40s that are early. He wears stonewashed jeans, a dirty t-shirt that claims ‘NASA ROCKET SCIENTIST’ and it has the pallor and belly of a person whom threw in the towel on himself at the very least a decade 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 here as a journalist, searching for just exactly exactly what attracts a large number of males from all over the entire world to meet up with possible spouses. Through the United States, from Britain and European countries and Australia they show up, to socialise with ladies they’ve preselected from an online catalogue in the hope it’ll all end in… exactly what? Love? Friendship? Sex? Comfort? Somebody, anybody, whom might provide a smile that is honest they wake each morning?
“Do you have got ladies in England?” asks Juan.
“Yes,” we answer. “We have actually ladies.”