Interesting read and shows the different perspective. Some appear to be commenting that it’s a shameful thing and acknowledge it happens but wish that tourism would benefit the economy more directly by improving schools, hospitals etc. Other comments seem to reflect tourists as fair game or deny its a problem. Bezness has always been around there, but prior to the internet explosion was largely I imagine down to the ‘lucky few’ who bagged a tourist. Spent years getting them to return and if they were lucky got the coveted prize. The internet changed all that. They could bag women by befriending and eventually persuading them to visit. The hard sell executed on line without ever having to meet. Many visited for the first time and married the stranger they met. That led to an epidemic, like pyramid selling. They didn’t need to swoon and work hard to bag a visiting tourist. They could be swooning and grooming multiple women on line at the same time. Then go with the first one to take the bait and visit (but keep the others as back up). Like pyramid selling it worked and so was easy to recruit others. A simple and effective main or part time job to supplement income.