The remaining 17 have weird hobbies, creepy hygiene and bad manners. “They wine you, they dine you, they make you feel like you’re the only one on the planet.” Lillian describes the men she’s met on US-based dating sites as “sleazy,” and the real-life dating scene in New York as “nonexistent.” “I go out here — and nothin’,” she says.
But on Meetic, she Skypes with a Parisian man from the site for an hour each day.
A single New Yorker four years ago, he flew to Prague for a European online dating conference where he met — and fell for — a Czech woman.
They married last April and now live in Malta with two daughters.
Simon, meanwhile, was based in Sydney and posted a profile on the Australian section of the site.
Sarah Shaw, 45, describes the dating scene in LA as “a nightmare,” so a French friend made her register with Meetic, where she stumbled upon Pierre Dubois, a handsome French painter.
She started her online hunt while finishing her master’s degree in business at Stanford and found she was running into the same problem over and over again.
She had no control over who could view her profile, including potential business connections, bosses and coworkers.
Susan, a 22-year-old grad student, also struggled with dating locally, so she widened her e Harmony parameters.
“What are the odds that that perfect person is within a 25-mile radius of your home? Turns out her future husband was living 3,400 miles away in a tiny village with the population of 60.