Searching for love at gypsy bridal fair

The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs, known as the 'Roma bridal market.'

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows people watching Roma girl and boy from the Kalaidzhi community dancing on the trunk of a car, during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows people watching Roma girl and boy from the Kalaidzhi community dancing on the trunk of a car, during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma girl and boy from the Kalaidzhi community dancing on the trunk of a car, holding money in their hands during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma girl and boy from the Kalaidzhi community dancing on the trunk of a car, holding money in their hands during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community as they dance during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community as they dance during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community preparing for so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community preparing for so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows elderly Roma women from the Kalaidzhi community having a chat during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows elderly Roma women from the Kalaidzhi community having a chat during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community posing for picture as they prepare for so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community posing for picture as they prepare for so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma women from the Kalaidzhi community having a chat during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma women from the Kalaidzhi community having a chat during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community at ending so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma brides-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community at ending so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows a Roma bride-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows a Roma bride-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma bride-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma bride-to-be from the Kalaidzhi community during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

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