Holiday Brides are women who are abandoned by men after marrying them and receiving hefty amounts of Dowry. Usually these men living in countries such as the UK, USA and Canada marry women living in small towns of India, and promise to take them abroad after a few weeks or months, but never actually return. Despite this, there is evidence to suggest that women are continuing to fall for such suitors. Data suggests that 20,000 women have been deserted by men in the UK, US and Canada who take the dowry money and then desert the brides.