Looking for a loving wife overseas? Meet China’s mail order brides!

 Looking for a loving wife overseas? Meet China’s mail order brides!

Are you interested in Asian women? Then, you just can’t miss the Asian #1 country by population. Here, you’ll find everything you want to know about Chinese brides—we’ll tell you who mail order brides from China are, how popular they are in the US, and how much it costs to meet them!

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Real Chinese wives: Statistics 

Let’s go straight to the point: from January 1st to December 31st, 2020, 284 Chinese mail order brides entered the US on a K-1 visa and got married to American men. 

“284 for a 1,500,000,000 country? That doesn’t look impressive”, you can say—and you’d be right. 284 doesn’t look like a large number, and it really isn’t—but China is still a popular mail bride country. 

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There are two main points you should understand here:

  • First, 2020 is not the right year to draw conclusions because of circumstances
  • Second, the K-1 fiancé(e) visa isn’t the only thing you have to look at

First, it’s about 2020—that year, a lot of non-immigrant visas were banned. Although the K-1 visas are technically “non-immigrant,” they were not explicitly banned—but they were also not being processed at the Consulate Stage. The K-1 visa applicants had serious obstacles that year, and the COVID immigration restrictions made 2020 one of the lowest K-1 visa years in the 21st century. That’s why you need to take a look at the 2019 statistics to understand how popular Chinese women for marriage are—thus, in 2019, more than 1,100 brides from this country got a K-1 visa. 

But it’s also not only about K-1 visas. 

The thing is, if you want to get a Chinese wife—or a bride from any other country—you can go two ways: K-1 and CR-1. If you go the first way, your bride will enter the US and become your wife after that. If you go the second way, you will marry her in her home country, and after that, she’ll enter the US as your wife, not your bride. Both K-1 and CR-1 paths have their advantages and disadvantages—for example, the CR-1 visa is typically longer, while the K-1 visa is a bit more expensive. But what you need to know and what we want to explain here is that K-1 statistics isn’t enough to understand the real number of Chinese mail order wives. The number of new CR-1 visa holders from China, for example, was 1,163 in 2019 and 872 in 2020—so a clear pattern is visible again. 

Not all CR-1 holders are mail order brides, obviously, and not all CR-1 visa holders are women who met their American husbands on Chinese bride websites—but we can safely say that the number of Chinese mail order brides is actually much higher than 284. It was just a bad year, that’s all.

Cost of a Chinese mail order wife

There is no such thing as a Chinese mail order bride prices, of course—you can’t buy a wife on AliExpress, and you can’t pay a certain sum to a bride agency to get a bride. What you can do is find a Chinese woman, date her, propose to her, and marry her. It’s like dating an American girl in the US, but with one huge difference: it’s much more expensive. Spending a week or two in China will cost you around $3,500, and the problem is that there is no guarantee that you will find a bride this way. Basically, there is no guarantee that you will even find a girl who would gladly go on a date with you—there are hundreds of millions of women in China, and the chances are quite low that you’ll meet the woman who wants to date or marry an American on the streets. 

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However, this isn’t a problem if you go online. There are many mail order bride websites with thousands and tens of thousands of Chinese brides who want to meet a man from a Western country. Basically, you only need to choose a website to start chatting with these women.

But these websites are often not free to use. In the absolute majority of cases, you will need to pay around $50-$100 per month to send messages on Chinese bride sites (registration is usually free, it’s always about messaging). 

Sooner or later, you will have to meet your Chinese woman for marriage because it’s one of the most important requirements for a K-1 visa. Let’s assume you’ll spend 2 weeks in China—we believe it’s a minimum period you’ll need to understand. Here’s how much it costs:

  • The tickets from New York to Beijing will cost you around $2,000
  • The hotel room costs around $40 per day ($550 for 2 weeks)
  • The average cost of food is $20 per day ($300 for 2 weeks)
  • The transportation budget must be around $15 per day ($200 for 2 weeks) 
  • Entertainment and activities will cost $15 per day ($200 for 2 weeks, $400 for 2 people).

The truth about Chinese brides: Who they really are 

Now, let’s talk about Chinese girls for marriage you’ll meet on dating websites. Who are they? What do they do for a living? How old are they? And what do they think about the age difference? 

  • Most Chinese ladies on dating websites are in their early 20s, but thousands of women are also in their 30s.
  • Most Chinese mail order wives are either students or have already completed a university degree.
  • Around 60% of Chinese women participate in the labor market. Most of them work within education, health/social work, agriculture, food service, and financial sectors.
  • Their average height is 157 cm, and their average weight is 50 kg.
  • They see nothing wrong with a large age difference. According to statistics, the average age difference between Chinese mail brides and American husbands is 5.5-8.5 years.


Chinese wives are just great. They are extremely popular among American men, they make great wives, and they are a perfect choice for you if you want to find a traditional Asian partner. What’s more, you can meet Chinese ladies without even leaving your home!