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Cowboy Cupid

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Cowboy Cupid

Cowboy Cupid

Cowboy Cupid

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's John Burnett reports on the "Cowboy Cupid", a one man operation out of Columbus, New Mexico who specializes in mail-order brides. Ivan Thompson is a horse trainer by trade, but for the last several years, he's been working with clients one-on-one to help them find traditional wives who'll stay at home with the kids. Thompson charges about $2000 per client, which includes a bus trip to a medium-sized Mexican city, and the cost of newspaper and radio ads to attract prospective brides.