The story below is hardly unique, and is happening with increasing frequency: an older Canadian male meets a younger Filipino woman online, travels to meet her, things appear to go well, they get married, he sponsors her to come to Canada and is refused. There is nothing unusual about that, except the frequency. With the advent of online dating, and with the increased accessibility to computing gin developing countries, this is now commonplace. On the other hand, the reasons why the spouse overseas marries someone she met online is coming under increasing scrutiny.
Marriage with Filipino woman not a fraud, Alberta man says - Edmonton - CBC News