For those unable to find their special partner in their home country, the Dominican Republic is paradise indeed.
Most Dominicans love the idea of having a foreign husband or wife, as beside the financial angle, and the opportunity to obtain a visa to travel overseas when they marry a foreigner, there is also a status symbol in having a partner from another country.
The vast majority of single ladies who arrive on the Dominican beaches will find a Dominican man ready and willing to become their boyfriend, whether they are looking for one or not.
The problem becomes how to tell if this is a genuine man who wants a genuine relationship, or if he is what is known as a Sanky Panky.
A Sanky Panky is a man who is going out with a foreign woman with the sole purpose of extracting as much money as possible from her.