This advice is in regards to using a foreign matchmaking service to find a bride overseas.

1. It's very important that you make your letter legible. Write or type very clearly. I would recommend that you type your letter and be sure and use your spell-checker feature.

2. Don't focus on just writing to one woman. Be sure and write to many single women. This increases the chances of finding the woman that's right for you.

3. Don't be concerned if you are not handsome. These women are more interested in what you are like on the inside. They value character, stability, honesty, and love of family much more than your looks.

4. What should you say in your letters? To make the best impression focus on telling them about where you live and what it's like, your hopes and dreams, what you like to do for fun, your hobbies and interests, talk about your home or apartment, and most important of all ask about their family. Don't bore her about politics or any complicated theories and don't try to impress her with your knowledge
and how intelligent you are.

5. Be sure and send her a recent and good quality picture. Send the best picture you have available.

6. Tell her about your occupation and educational background. Don't try to impress her with your wealth and possessions. They are not as concerned about material wealth as some of the gold-diggers here in America. They will fall for you because you are kind and courteous and treat her like a lady rather than because you are rich.

7. Don't pass on beautiful hot single women that may be twenty years younger than you. They are not concerned about the age issue like here in America. They judge you by your heart and if you are a good person and not because you are a little older than her.

8. When you write her send her some address labels with your address on them. This is a nice gesture on your part.

9. Don't trust foreign post offices. Postal workers can be dishonest and screen letters for money. Send letters in duplicate to make sure the letter gets through and explain to her why you are sending duplicate letters. The best way to send letters is to send them Certified. It cost a little extra, but this way you know the letter will get to her.

10. Don't use real fancy envelopes or commemorative stamps. This just draws attention to your envelope and you don't want this because of dishonest postal workers that may open your letter to look for money. Use plain envelopes and stamps. Even better, have the post office run your letter through the postal meter.