Love or Security?
As is typical, Paul's immigration thread (http://www.nicaliving.com/node/20438) is quickly drifting off topic. This thread is an outlet for part of that drift.
Rebecca brought up the issue about why a young Nicaraguan might be interested in an old Gringo. Or, more specifically, is it love? Back when I live in Costa Rica I was told the following but a Costa Rican woman.
She said, "in Costa Rica we don't marry for love, we marry for security". She was very matter of fact about it. It sounded cold. Ten years later, the word I would use rather than cold is honest.
While usanos at least like to think this is not the case, I believe it it happens more often than one would expect. Or maybe that should be one would admit. I leave this up to the reader to fill in their own personal details or details of those around them.