I've taken portions of the original story and placed them before the kicker for the title of this post.
BBC News headline - Ancient community seeks brides abroad -
For almost 3,000 years the Samaritans, an ancient people descended from the Kingdom of Israel, have been a continual presence in the Middle East.
Once there were 1.5 million Samaritans in the region, but following centuries of forced conversion and persecution the community now numbers just 704.
But recently the community has been facing another crisis - a shortage of marriageable women.
For every four single men, there are roughly three women.
As a result, a number of Samaritan men are searching for brides far from home - mainly in Eastern Europe and Russia.
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Now here is the kicker:
"There are no women better than Samaritan women," says the 45-year-old Mr Coen, standing beside his blonde 22-year-old Ukrainian wife, Alexandra.
"But I had no luck. I was forced to go overseas."
What kind of person is going to say something like that with his arm around his new wife.
"Hey honey! You're second best. I settled for you!"
I find it sad.
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