Companies offering mail-order bride services are legal in most countries around the world. In the U.S., the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 regulates activities in this regard, forcing men who use this service to fit a certain criterion, such as being screened for mental disease, completing a series of questionnaires pertaining to criminal background and allowing companies to search for his name on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry database. These precautions are meant to protect women from possible domestic abuse. This was done when many mail ordered brides became the victim of slavery and abuse.
According to researcher Itta C. Englander, mail order brides risk prolonged abuse, isolation, sexual slavery and murder at the hands of their husbands. Most women who enter into arranged marriages of this type only meet their potential spouses once prior to the wedding. Mail order brides do not enter this type of marriage arrangements of their own free will but they are at the mercy of their new husbands.
Man is a social animal. They should think of marriages by getting socialised with the potential bride but should not opt for ‘Mail order bride’ as this service makes men to get the feeling of buyer and women the ‘item for sale’. Marriages are made in Heaven. Knots between two are to be tied by trust and promise to keep each other happy. Then why to opt for service which demotes the worth of potential bride?
(Courtesy: Sites defining 'Mail order bride' service are referred)