Kyrgyz men say they snatch women because it is easier than courtship and cheaper than paying the standard "bride price," which can be as much as 0 plus a cow....Brutal as the custom is, it is widely perceived as practical."Every good marriage begins in tears," a Kyrgyz saying goes I should point out "ala kachuu" is illegal in Kyrgyzstan but the law is rarely enforced.One woman describes how in desperation, she told her abductors, she was "no longer a girl", a euphemism meaning she was no longer a virgin. Loss of virginity is a deal-breaker in that central Asian country, as it is in Cambodia.I have always thought an online dating site for Cambodians would work well.Cambodians have a strange (to a foreigner, anyway) way of getting to know the opposite sex: wrong numbers.They end up chatting; they guy calls regularly, sometimes a few times a day; they meet up finally and end up married.I also have Khmer friends who met their boyfriends this way.
He comes right out and say it: "Srey Sa-at ["pretty girl"] blah blah blah..." I know because I have had to deal with such calls myself.So they outsource their dating life, to a professional, they hope. They already outsource cleaning their house, walking their dog, cooking their meals etc.