History Main / MailOrderBride

26th Jul '16 4:25:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the Western arc of ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0395.htm Isolde is a mail-order bride to Mark]], as the closest Western equivalent of marrying a princess you've never met for political reasons.

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* In the Western arc of ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0395.htm Isolde is a mail-order bride to Mark]], as the closest Western equivalent of marrying a princess you've never met for political reasons.
24th Jul '16 2:53:03 AM eroock
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The Mail Order Bride plot line is where a man marries a woman from a poor country sight unseen, or seen once. Usually played for laughs, but can also lead to MarriageBeforeRomance.

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The Mail Order Mail-Order Bride plot line is where a man marries a woman from a poor country sight unseen, or seen once. Usually played for laughs, but can also lead to MarriageBeforeRomance.
24th Jul '16 2:51:23 AM eroock
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20th Apr '16 2:53:46 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Apr '16 1:21:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'': Parodied when Randall orders a Japanese mail-order ''groom'' by mistake, who forces Randall to dress and act like the YamatoNadeshiko type.
13th Apr '16 9:07:59 PM DrOO7
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** A similar episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had the detectives learning that their VictimOfTheWeek was one of these and that her husband had been abusive as well as being like the husband described above (he wasn't her killer, however).




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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'': Loren seeks out one of these, realizing that he's getting on in his age and not wanting to be alone for the rest of his life, but ultimately decides against it.
24th Mar '16 11:06:50 AM RoseAndHeather
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It's also the fodder for an entire genre of romance novels, in which a young woman from east of the Mississippi becomes a mail-order bride for a man who has gone out West to seek his fortune. Naturally given the genre, after the usual round of drama and miscommunications they genuinely fall in love.

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It's also the fodder for an entire genre of romance novels, in which a young woman from east of the Mississippi becomes a mail-order bride for a man who has gone out West to seek his fortune. Naturally given the genre, after the usual round of drama and miscommunications they genuinely fall in love.
love.[[labelnote:*]]This wasn't at all uncommon in the time period depicted, but needless to say, the usual genre conventions did ''not'' always apply in real life.[[/labelnote]]
24th Mar '16 11:04:47 AM RoseAndHeather
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It's also the fodder for an entire genre of romance novels, in which a young woman from east of the Mississippi becomes a mail-order bride for a man who has gone out West to seek his fortune. Naturally given the genre, after the usual round of drama and miscommunications they genuinely fall in love.
11th Mar '16 1:40:06 PM nmn3r3
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* An episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had Salem suddenly gain enough money to buy whatever he wants, a Japanese mail order bride being one of them. [[BrickJoke At the end of the episode]], the bride shows up, and merely shrugs when she learns her new husband is a talking cat.
14th Jan '16 10:18:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LarsAndTheRealGirl'', Lars claims to be dating a girl who came from a horribly abusive life in a foreign country... but it turns out she's a sex doll.

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* In ''LarsAndTheRealGirl'', ''Film/LarsAndTheRealGirl'', Lars claims to be dating a girl who came from a horribly abusive life in a foreign country... but it turns out she's a sex doll.
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