Venezuelan mail order brides will be the topic of the day. You may have guessed as much from the title.
Yes, I know, it’s hardly your typical internet dating article is it, but bear with me, because it’ll be worth the read, trust me on this. Now, a few years back, I made what I think was a pretty brave financial commitment.
No, I didn’t buy a sports car because I was going through a mid-life crisis, nor did I decide to invest all of my savings in property. What I did buy, however, was a big old slice of American-pie love and happiness.
Ah, you probably think I’m talking about pizza. Don’t blame you. In actual fact, the happiness I purchased wasn’t stone-baked and smothered in cheese. The happiness I purchased, came in the form of an introduction to a Venezuelan beauty.
That’s right, I got in touch with a beautiful Venezuelan woman through one of those mail order bride agencies you have seen around the web. It’s the best money I have ever spent.
Ultimate Guide to Venezuelan Mail Order Brides
If you’ve seen some of the gorgeous Venezuelan women on this site or one of those mail order bride sites but haven’t been brave enough to pull the trigger and take the first step towards a happy marriage, I hope my story helps you.
To help you find happiness the way I found mine, here’s my experience with Venezuelan mail order brides.
Why You Should Pursue a Venezuelan Mail Order Bride
When people mention the words ‘mail order brides’ which parts of the world do you find yourself thinking of? For me, it was countries like: China and Russia. I never even considered Venezuela because honestly, I kind of forgot the place even existed. It doesn’t really come up much in discussion.
The women are gorgeous
That was until I did a little more research online and found that Venezuela has the most beauty pageant winners of anywhere in the world.. And it’s a relatively TINY country, too!
I know, I know, that’s very shallow of me, but hey, I am here to be honest with you. If you want political correctness, stay in America. Anyway, I needed to know that I’d find her physically attractive before I could get to know her personality.
Venezuela is a Latin-American country situated on the northern coastal region of South America. It borders Columbia, Guyana, and Brazil and has an estimated population of close to 30 Million. While doing my online detective work, I discovered some basic facts about Venezuelan women.
They have a fiery passion
They are quite fiery and possessive, and they have rhythm in their souls and dancing and music in their blood. I used to love dancing, but after my divorce, I never really bothered.
Reading about how passionate Venezuelan women were about their music and dancing, however, re-ignited my own spark and I became excited at the prospect of once again having a woman to share my interests with. Not only are these women passionate and artistic, they are also beautiful, and boy, do I mean beautiful.
Not that I’m bitter or anything, but in terms of natural beauty, compared with my ex-wife, these Latin-American beauties take first, second, and third prize every single time. They’re solid 8s, 9s, and 10s, while my ex is a 3 at best. Not sure if that’s the break-up coloring my view but take it for what it’s worth.
Okay, I got a little off-topic there, but you get what I’m trying to say. So, if you’re thinking of ordering yourself a mail order bride, why should you go with a Venezuelan beauty over say, a Russian stunner instead?
They take pride in their appearance
Like I said, there are more beauty pageant winners from Venezuela than anywhere else in the world. Needless to say, they look very beautiful. They are exotic, sexy, and incredibly passionate. Because of where they’re from in the world, Venezuelan women have amazing olive brown skin, and a beautiful radiant skin.
What’s more, they also take a lot of pride in their appearance. Venezuelan women are fashion conscious and always make an effort to wear fashionable clothing and accessories. They exercise, they wear a little makeup, and no matter how old they are, they always seem to make a real effort to get dolled up look gorgeous.
It is also worth noting that cosmetic surgery is quite popular in Venezuela, though a lot of the women that have had the work done will not openly discuss it. If you don’t like breast enhancements, for example, it’s something to be aware of.
While I’ll be sharing a few tips with you on grace and etiquette when meeting your bride for the first time, what I will say now is that, if you do suspect she may have had anything surgically-enhanced, unless she brings the topic up in discussion, it is best to simply accept her how she is.
The last thing you want to do is violate her boundaries. So to speak.
They are fiercely faithful
Trust me, when you find out that the woman who claimed to love you, has been having an affair with another man for the last several years, it hurts, and it hurts a lot. I despise cheaters and pride myself on the fact that I’m faithful, so that is a trait which is very important to me.
That should be a given really, as there aren’t many men out there that would make an effort to get romantically involved with a woman, knowing that she was unfaithful. The good news is that, thanks to their upbringing, their surroundings, and their religious beliefs, Venezuelan women are fiercely faithful, so it is very rare that you will encounter a woman from Venezuela that cheats.
Even the most beautiful Venezuelan women consider this a point of pride, not just a social norm.
They are good-natured and treat their partners very well
Not only are these women very loyal, they are also happy, kind-natured, and have a reputation for treating their partners very well. In their home country, statistically, it is the men that are more likely to be unfaithful and treat their partners badly. So once a Venezuelan woman sees that you are kind, loyal, and caring, she will return the favor tenfold.
Though I do my fair share of cooking and cleaning around the apartment, if my Latina wife had her way, she’d literally wait on me hand and foot.
They have a great sense of humor
Another must for me is a girl with a great sense of humor. There’s nothing worse than being a miserable individual, who sits there scowling, complaining about everything, barely cracking a smile ever. You laugh but there are countries where a sense of humor is considered ‘frivolous’.
Thankfully, most women from Venezuela have wonderful senses of humor. They love making jokes, they enjoy watching comedies and live stand-up, and they love a bit of playful teasing.
If you do decide to go with a Venezuelan beauty, just make sure that you can take a joke and that you can withstand some playful ribbing, because she will likely playfully tease you. In fact, the more you can make her laugh, and the more she will laugh and joke with you, this often means that she really likes you, in which case you’ll be onto a real winner there.
They know how to have fun
As I mentioned before, a lot of these Latin American beauties are brought up on music and dancing. Music and dancing are both important parts of their culture back home, so they certainly know how to have a great time.
Venezuelan women love to get dressed up, have a few drinks, and enjoy a song and a dance in their free time, no matter how old they are. They love socializing and will find it incredibly easy to make friends and get to know your friends and family members.
What’s more, they love inviting their partners to social gatherings and events with them. Don’t worry, they aren’t all party animals 24/7, but let’s just say that Venezuelan women know how to party and have a whole lot of fun.
They have enchanting personalities
Finally, the last thing I will say about these beautiful Venezuelan women is that they have enchanting personalities. I’ve been with my mail order bride for a number of years now, and naturally, I’ve met her friends and family. Honestly, they are all charming and bubbly.
They are constantly laughing and smiling, they’re friendly, nurturing, and caring, and they are easily able to express their feelings and emotions. It’s a warmth and a zest for life that I have rarely experienced outside of South America, though other South Americans do share this attitude, to a large degree.
Misconceptions About Mail Order Brides
When people think of mail order brides, they imagine ordering a woman and having her delivered, like ordering delivery pizza (ok, I will stop the pizza references, I must be hungry).
Mail order brides is a misnomer that goes way back to the very early days. I will save the etymology of the word for another article but suffice to say, a mail order bride is, in actuality, just a beautiful woman from another country (usually a disadvantaged country) that wants to meet a foreigner for marriage and/or dating.
You can’t purchase a mail order a bride. The most you can do is pay for an introduction and you can buy a ticket to go see her. But when you have a little experience doing this, you will come to understand that not only is nothing guaranteed, it can be a tough search.
Now the reward is greater than what you might find back home but don’t be fooled by the agency promises, you will have to be your very best self and prepare. And I will help you with that preparation part, in this article.
The more accurate way to describe this pursuit is to call it ‘International Dating’ but since so many guys think of the girls as ‘Mail Order Brides’, we will go with that for now.
Misconceptions about guys who pursue mail order brides
So now we have gotten past the misconceptions about mail order brides, let’s turn our attention to the guys that are interested in them. I won’t lie, there is a certain amount of prejudice but it mostly comes from one of two places. More on that, in a bit.
The stereotype is that guys who want to date and marry a woman from another country is that they couldn’t find a suitable woman in their own country. Oh, wait…that part’s actually true. But the presumption is that it’s somehow a failing on the part of the man, rather than an issue with society or the quality of available western women.
The more angry feminists might paint guys as sad, lonely, desperate, middle-aged men on the brink of a mid-life crisis, seemingly repulsive to the opposite sex. I think they do this as a point of price. They want guys worshiping at their feet, not running off to other countries and finding women that haven’t been ruined by political movements.
My story doesn’t fit the stereotypes
For the record, I am 49, I’m in pretty good shape, and according to others, I’m not a bad-looking guy. I know first-hand that I’m attractive to the opposite sex, because after my divorce, I regressed back to my college days and played the field. Big time! You see, my wife and I had been married for more than twenty years, when one day, out of the blue, she told me she’d been having an affair and that she had fallen out of love with me and was leaving.
A low point in my life
I was devastated. Think “hurt, angry and depressed”. I barely left my apartment for more than a year. And then I gained weight, stopped exercising, and stopped caring. Eventually, my buddies helped me to snap out of it and I began online dating and hitting up the local cocktail bars.
At first, it didn’t go well because I was stuck in some deep depression, as you might well imagine. My self-image had been destroyed.
I started working on myself, though. Getting back in shape, getting my head on straight. I even took some dance classes (which actually came in handy in South America!). Things picked up for me over the next year and a half. The dating life started getting a lot better. And that was great.
Eventually, though, romantic flings and May-December romances became stale, and I missed the companionship of having a wife that I could share my life with. At the time I was in my forties and knew that the odds of getting married again were dwindling, or so I thought.
That’s when I discovered mail order brides
One evening after work, I cracked open a bottle of red wine, got myself comfortable on the couch, and started looking at online dating articles, which eventually directed me to a piece on mail order brides.
At the time, I myself thought men that ordered these brides were sad, lonely, and desperate, but the more of the article I read, the more it made sense, and the more appealing it became. I spent weeks reading articles online, looking at different countries for mail order brides, and eventually, I made the decision to do it. The bride in question was a stunning, absolutely gorgeous and vivacious beauty from Venezuela.
I’ll tell you more about the next steps in the process a little later on, but for now, let’s just say that we’ve been together for six years now, and I genuinely feel that I’ve never been happier.
Things You Should Know about Venezuelan Mail Order Brides
Buying myself an introduction to, and trip to meet, a mail order bride was one of the best decisions I ever made. With that said, however, nothing in life is completely risk-free, not even a date set up for you by a mail order bride agency. With the smooth, you also have to take the rough, which is why I’m about to share a few of the less-desirable aspects associated with mail order brides from Venezuela.
Just remember, the pros outweigh the cons by a country mile, but it is still important that you know what you are getting yourself into. Some of the info you’re about to read below I discovered for myself, while other parts simply come from the collected knowledge of people I have met with similar interests.
They can be possessive
As you might have guessed, Venezuelan women have fiery personalities and because of this, they can be fairly possessive over their men. If they suspect you are just ‘playing’, or if they notice another woman sniffing around, their jealous side can show through and they will become very possessive over you. Sometimes to a scary degree.
Remember, these are passionate girls and likely not as mature as you, regardless of physical age.
They do not hide their emotions
Another thing that you should know about Venezuelan women is the fact that they do not hide their emotions. This is generally a very good thing because it means that you know where you stand with your new bride. In fact, while some girls will lie, as is human nature, I found that most of the time, these girls are absolutely terrible liars. So think with your big head, just a little, and you will see the liars coming a mile away.
The only downside is that, if she is annoyed, boy will she let you know about it. Don’t be thin-skinned. She will respect you if you can handle her womanly fury without breaking down in apologies and tears.
They often live with their parents
In Venezuela, it is not uncommon for a woman to live with her parents well into her adulthood. In fact, as many families are Catholic and are very religious, most women will stay at home with their parents until they get married. If they don’t get married, they often won’t move out, it’s that simple.
They are not cheap dates
Getting to know a potential mail order bride is expensive enough, but once married, they’re still far from cheap dates. The man is expected to pay for dinner, drinks, and social activities, and that is simply that. They follow classic gender roles and the man is expected to pay. No ‘going dutch’.
There will obviously be language barriers to deal with
Like I said, unless you speak fluent Spanish, communicating with your future wife will be very difficult without a translator. English is not very commonly spoken in Venezuela, so it will be down to you to learn the lingo, at least in the early stages. After my beautiful wife came home with me, however, she took English lessons and she speaks the language better than I do half of the time.
I have been a little lazy about learning Spanish, to be honest, but I understand it’s a very easy language to learn. In fact, language instructors call Spanish the easiest language to learn:
Speaking: Very Easy
Grammar: Very Easy
Overall: Very Easy
Cost To Meet And Marry A Venezuelan Mail Order Bride
Right, here’s where things get awkward. Nobody likes discussing finances at the best of times. But when guys are talking about pursuing marriage with a foreign woman, we really clam up. Nevertheless, you need to have a rough idea of the prices involved. So I’m going to break things down as best I can.
It’s not an easy task because there is no set price. All agencies, countries, brides, and expenses are different. But more importantly, each guy is different. While one guy might be backpacking there and have more time than money, a businessman whose time IS money might be in the exact opposite situation.
Just to give you a rough idea of just how much difference in price you could be looking at, on the low end of the spectrum, you would be looking at around $5,000. On the higher end of the spectrum, however, you could be looking at close to $30,000. So where do all these expenses come from, and how much should you spend?
Well, only you know that because I’ve no idea how much disposable income you have. Or how much you’re willing to spend. What I will do, however, is list a series of expenses you will encounter when pursuing your new exotic bride from a far away land
The first step in picking up a new wife is to get in contact with an agency. This is highly recommended for the first timer. There are countless agencies out there, with each one setting their own prices. Accessing the database of brides and setting the wheels in motion for meeting her is the first expense you’ll encounter. Again, I don’t know how much because it depends on which agency you go with.
What I will say is that you don’t necessarily need the most expensive agency. But you should be wary of agencies that are super-cheap, because if they are much cheaper than all of their competitors, you have to ask why that is. They have less invested in you as a customer and, in most cases, the lower end agencies don’t have the same reputation to uphold.
The native language of Venezuela is Spanish, so unless you are fluent in the language, you will need to hire yourself a translator so that you can converse with your potential new bride. I would estimate this around $15 an hour. On top of a translator, you’ll also need a guide to get around the country when you go to visit, plus you’ll need travel.
Whether you hire transport yourself, or hire a driver, you will need to add in that expense. FYI, I hired a guide/translator/driver all-in-one, and he was very helpful and very friendly. He actually gave me some good insights into dating Latin American women.
Travel fees and expenses
Obviously, you need to get yourself to Venezuela to meet your prospective new partner. You’ll need to pay for air travel, taxis to and from the airports. As well as accommodation, food and drink while you’re there. I don’t know which country you are coming from or where in that country but just keep that in mind.
Passport and Visa expenses
In order to leave the country, you’ll need a valid passport with 6 months left before expiration. Plus you may need a VISA, depending on how long you plan on staying out there. These are not expensive, but they are essentials. If you are American, you will need a Visa for Venezuela. Citizens of other countries, like Canada and Australia, don’t. That said, it’s only $30 application fee for a multiple entry Visa so you should be ok.
Expenses while getting to know her
Finally, the last set of expenses you will encounter while pursuing your dream bride are those directly involved while assimilating with her. While you’re out there, you need to impress her, and normally her family too, so lavish gifts always work very well. Perfume, flowers, and wine are okay.
That said, I found that going the extra mile and getting something a bit lavish worked well. I purchased my bride a gold bracelet and she loved it, as did her mother. It wasn’t a super expensive gift but sometimes you have to splurge and this was pretty important to me. If you do go with flowers, make sure they really are special. Like the west, a cheap bouquet of flowers by themselves just will not do.
The affordable way to meet a Venezuelan mail order bride
As you can see from the above, expenses do quickly add up and as we all have bills to pay, lives to live, and other financial commitments, meeting your dream partner is not going to be cheap. While it might not be cheap, there are things you can do to keep expenses down if you are on a budget. A few tips I learned from other men in a similar situation to myself, with slightly less disposable income, included the following:
- Look around and compare prices
- Consider budget air travel like ‘red eye’ flights
- Purchase gifts in advance at a discount
- Go with basic accommodation
- Compare interpreter and guide prices
- Think of fun things you can do to get to know her that are free/cheap
Is it worth marrying a Venezuelan mail order bride?
To answer the question above, as far as I’m concerned, the answer is an emphatic YES!
Marrying my mail order bride was probably the best decision I’ve ever made. She’s funny, she’s beautiful, she’s caring, she looks after me, and I feel as if we have a deep and loving connection. It’s a little conceited but honestly, I think all my married friends are jealous of my beautiful Venezuelan wife.
After the heartache of being dumped by my previous wife, I never thought I’d love again. Yet here I am, happier than I’ve ever been. And you could be in the same boat. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, if you’ve been thinking of doing it for a while, my advice is to go for it, as it will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. And I’ve done my best to prepare you. The next step is up to you.
There are other resources on this site that might be a good read.
- There’s a general article on Latin Brides. Some of this will be the same info that I told you about here already. Venezuelans are Latin, after all. But there is some good stuff in there that I didn’t cover.
- If you want closer to home and especially easy access from the west coast of America, check out Mexican mail order brides.
- If you want the Latin women who speak the best English, check out the guides on Dominican Brides or Costa Rican Brides.
- Or you could party and have a great vacation on the beach while searching for your Brazilian Bride.
- Or dance the night away in Cali with a beautiful woman that might just be your future Colombian bride.
Last Updated: Nov 8, 2018