Marry our daughter

1. Sep 7, 2007

EL

How nice...

http://www.marryourdaughter.com/

2. Sep 7, 2007

Cyrus

Ill give you two goats and a chicken for your daughter.

Seriously though, thats disturbing. Those girls are still in high school.

3. Sep 7, 2007

cristo

Staff Emeritus
Woah.. the majority of these daughters are 15/16 years old. Is this not, firstly, pretty sick, and secondly illegal? And.. these parents have put a price on their daughter.. you've gotta feel bad for the girl who's only valued at $6k. 4. Sep 7, 2007 Evo Staff: Mentor Oooh, I just signed up both my daughters, which one do you want Cyrus? One is a Computer Science major and the other is pre-med. edit: Both my daughters are of legal age. 5. Sep 7, 2007 Astronuc Staff: Mentor Reminds me of John Belushi as Jake Elwood in the Blues Brothers - "How much for the girl?" I'm opposed to arranged marriages. In this matter, it's the woman's prerogative to chose her sweetheart and mate! 6. Sep 7, 2007 Evo Staff: Mentor If it's not a prank, it would amount to selling a person if they don't consent. 7. Sep 7, 2007 Cyrus Pre med are always the hot ones. :tongue2: Do you accept paypal?? 8. Sep 7, 2007 Greg Bernhardt Staff: Admin The testimonials are even more creepy. wtf, I feel like this site is fake 9. Sep 7, 2007 Moonbear Staff Emeritus I didn't click on the site yet...they put a fee up? Doesn't that make it prostitution? 10. Sep 7, 2007 cristo Staff Emeritus It also brings in the question of whether consent from such a young girl actually means anything. I hope this is a prank, especially after reading this "testimonial"-- why would such people have children? 11. Sep 7, 2007 Cyrus I feel like its a site to catch pedofiles and chris hansen is going to walk through my door. 12. Sep 7, 2007 Evo Staff: Mentor Hey, wait, these people are getting new cars and jacuzzis, I think you need to throw a few more goats in there. 13. Sep 7, 2007 cristo Staff Emeritus Well, that's what I thought, but then on the FAQ's it discusses "bridal fees" which apparently are fees from ancient times that potential grooms paid the parents of the bride. It sounds very dodgy to me, and I'm sure it can't be legal (well, it wouldn't in the UK anyway!) 14. Sep 7, 2007 Greg Bernhardt Staff: Admin 15. Sep 7, 2007 Moridin Arranged marriages are not so strange. Even though it is immoral, it is practiced by millions of people (most of which in religious customs). I cannot think of this happening in a democratic secular society. 16. Sep 7, 2007 Cyrus The sad part is the internet is that bad that it might be true. 17. Sep 7, 2007 Jimmy Snyder I'd put my own daughter up there too, but where am I going to get$20000?

18. Sep 7, 2007

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I looked everywhere there trying to find something that said "ha ha, gotcha!" but didn't. That's scary, but those testimonials sound too weird for it to be real. The scam part is possible too since they say they charge a listing fee based on bride price.

Cyrus' comment about it sounding like a pedophile trap is possible too...that's just too creepy, and it sounds like that's what they'd attract is a lot of pedophiles (those testimonials aren't talking about 14 year-olds finding another 14-year old, they're talking about marrying a young teen off to some older man with enough money to pay the bride price and support a wife, etc.)

19. Sep 7, 2007

Danger

Where'd I leave my chequebook? :uhh:

20. Sep 7, 2007

siddharth

It happens in India and needn't necessarily be immoral either. In many cases, individuals are quite happy to let their family/parents "pick" a match.