I’m not Asian, but I live in a Canadian city called Vancouver BC. Also, my stepmother is Filipino and I have two half Filipino brothers.
In some local towns with a population of a few thousand, most people have a car and there are few passengers in the buses, leaving room for an honest conversation. I asked, “Why a woman from Asia, it is so far away and then there are so many women in Denmark? Some years ago, a website where Scandinavian men search for wives, thailoveliness.com, declared Sweden to be the country with the highest percentage of local men with Thai wives or life partners.Is my bus driver friend right in saying that more and more women are taking an education?Well, this may be entirely true of many prosperous western countries.” He replied, “Look, I am a bus driver, women these days are highly educated and no one wants to marry an uneducated bus driver. Time and years are flying by and I want a family.” After all, a nice guy, who said he was not looking for a housewife who would cook for him, but someone who would be ready to have a family. Over 80% of Thai immigrants to Sweden are coming as a result of family reunions of Swedish men marrying Thai wives.The magazine The Economist published an article on 3rd September this year with the title, “I don´t”, describing how most Japanese who want to get married find it hard to accomplish their goal.