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One of the first Marriage agencies.
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:48:14 AM »
Here is an interesting story about one of the first marriage agencies.

http://www.the-village.ru/village/people/howtobe/116865-brachnoe-agenstvo

Founded by an English guy Henry Robinson in London 1650. His first client's ad read something like:

"I would like a young wife all that is important is she must have a minimum of £500,000. Nothing else matters , she does not need to be a virgin, it does not matter if she has kids is pregnant or widowed "
He probably would of had different thoughts if Primark was about in those days.

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Re: One of the first Marriage agencies.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 03:30:44 AM »
Interesting articles on that site

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Re: One of the first Marriage agencies.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 03:48:21 AM »
Funny story there from a Guy in St Petersburg running a bride agency.. he told one client he cannot find him a beautiful wife that he desires, and should he manage to find his dream wife  come back to him and he will shoot himself in the head  :chuckle:


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Re: One of the first Marriage agencies.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 10:31:17 AM »
Funny story there from a Guy in St Petersburg running a bride agency.. he told one client he cannot find him a beautiful wife that he desires, and should he manage to find his dream wife  come back to him and he will shoot himself in the head  :chuckle:

And the guy with the agency is he still alive?
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Re: One of the first Marriage agencies.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 11:36:41 AM »
Funny story there from a Guy in St Petersburg running a bride agency.. he told one client he cannot find him a beautiful wife that he desires, and should he manage to find his dream wife  come back to him and he will shoot himself in the head  :chuckle:

And the guy with the agency is he still alive?

Of course... :laugh:  Its bang on the truth there.