Is paying a bride price a good idea in Cambodian culture?

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Re: Is paying a bride price a good idea in Cambodian culture?

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:42 am

Anchor Moy wrote:I'm a bit lost on what you mean tbh.
Means Khmer are complicated.

Most don’t marry for love. Women are pressured into marriage or risk being past the expired date.

Also marrying men all the same reasons as mentioned on a different thread of foreigners marrying Khmer. The man becomes a walking ATM.

No love. No mutual respect. Is it any wonder?

<that was pretty negative. I’ll try to see the glass half full next time>
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Re: Is paying a bride price a good idea in Cambodian culture?

Post by Kratom123 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:57 am

explorer wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Do you think paying a bride price a good idea in Cambodian culture? That is when a Cambodian marries another Cambodian?

We have already learnt in another topic, that many foreigners with Cambodian women have not paid paid a bride price. This is not intended to be a discussion on foreigners paying or not paying a bride price.
My brother in law is 32 years old , still a virgin . The father is trying to marry him off . They show him pictures of potential brides but he does a runner every time. Maybe they should show pictures of men , he might get interested.
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Re: Is paying a bride price a good idea in Cambodian culture?

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:09 am

Kratom123 wrote:My brother in law is 32 years old , still a virgin . The father is trying to marry him off . They show him pictures of potential brides but he does a runner every time. Maybe they should show pictures of men , he might get interested.
He probably wants to find a girl that he loves and loves him in return. His family will probably grind down his resistance and force him to marry some girl eventually. One that he’s never met, much less loves.

Then he can join the other Khmer husbands who spend their free time at the beer gardens and KTV with their mistresses.

Or he might really be gay and hasn’t announced it yet.
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Re: Is paying a bride price a good idea in Cambodian culture?

Post by Kratom123 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:13 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:09 am
Kratom123 wrote:My brother in law is 32 years old , still a virgin . The father is trying to marry him off . They show him pictures of potential brides but he does a runner every time. Maybe they should show pictures of men , he might get interested.
He probably wants to find a girl that he loves and loves him in return. His family will probably grind down his resistance and force him to marry some girl eventually. One that he’s never met, much less loves.

Then he can join the other Khmer husbands who spend their free time at the beer gardens and KTV with their mistresses.

Or he might really be gay and hasn’t announced it yet.
Im sure he is gay
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