UNITED STATES - As COVID-19 restrictions have shut down traditional means of courtship, young people have found a new way to meet their spouses. Demand for mail-order brides is up over 200% since the same time last year as more and more millennials just give up and decide to buy a wife.
The method, which for years was thought of as a cop-out has found a new customer base in a generation that already has no shame and does not care if everyone knows it. Production companies can barely keep up with demand.
Wayfair, which is the world’s largest seller of mail-order brides has shipped over 6,000 women this year already, after shipping only 2,800 by this point in 2019.
Wayfair marketing director, Rachel Cousins remarked, “We have seen such a surge in interest in mail-order brides that we have had to look outside of the traditional Asian and Eastern European markets to meet demand. We’ve actually opened operations in Canada and Mexico to traffic, I mean procure, brides for sale.”
Wayfair has thus-far kept their procurement of mail-order grooms to Mexico only, where they transport hundreds across the border for customers each month.
The market has also been hit with domestic difficulties as shipping within the United States has encountered widespread delays. One customer, Brian Doran of St. Peters, Missouri, showed up at the St. Louis Post Office to express his frustration. Wiping Hot-Cheeto dust from his finger, he said, “I paid $4,500 for a wife and now you’re telling me it’s gonna take 6 weeks to ship her! If the mail can’t even ship a live human from China, how do you expect to ship my ballot in November?”