In late June of 2016, the rumours and stories spread that Iceland's legislature was paying a lot of cash to nonnatives in order to entice them to move to their nation to wed an Icelandic lady.
The reason behind this push for the legislature to offer their young ladies? There weren't enough men in Iceland. The ratio of men to women is heavily skewed in favor of women. Thus the legislature looked for help somewhere else to fill the void.