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joseph23

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  1. Joining a dating site was not my first choice nor did I expect to find what I was looking for. I’m a 42-year-old widow from California. I’ve dated my deceased wife since high school until she fell ill. We were married until her illness took her away. I loved her so much and she’ll always have a place in my heart. I made a promise that I’ll always be happy and experience life for her. Yet, I was a lonely and only missed her. One day, I was visiting my parents. My mom approached me with a concern regarding single life, she was worried that I was not moving on. My brother suggested online dating. The thought got me curious. When I got home, I started searching about online dating. I decided to check international dating sites. I came across A Foreign Affair, I remember being confused navigating their site. I’ve read through testimonials and watched videos. I registered and started corresponding with few girls. One of the girls, Ekaterina, stood out the most. We have common interests and she has an interesting take on life. Day by day, I saw myself getting more drawn to her. I had to meet her. AFA assisted in making the meet up possible. I’ve never thought I’d feel the excitement of meeting a girl again. I flew to Ukraine and met Ekaterina. We had a date and she toured me around Kiev. Even though we’ve only spent time sending letters, it felt natural being with her. 2 weeks of vacation and I learned more about her and her family, I saw myself falling for her. She’s a great girl who knows her priorities. My wife will always be in my heart, but Ekaterina is the woman I want to spend my life with. The 2 weeks ended and as I got on the plane, I kept thinking of wanting to be with Ekaterina without distance. When I got back, we resumed to sending letters. It’s been going great! 4 months after the trip, I’m now planning to visit her again and hopefully pop the question. I never thought I’d find love from a foreign country. I am really thankful I gave this a chance.
  2. Have you thought of dating someone foreign? Enticed by their culture? Unfortunately, a lot of people misses out on the chance of finding their ideal partner due to misconceptions on foreign dating. The world today still has uncertainties. It hinders most people in finding a suitable partner. Due to some mainstream media continuously portraying past incidents, some negatives REMAIN. The truth on foreign dating is far more positive. International dating agencies are reliable and professional. Today's technological advancements, make it DIFFICULT for the most common scams from the past TO SUCCEED. Both men and women around the world have an understanding on the pros and cons of seeking a foreign partner. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ON FOREIGN DATING… 1. You Can’t Trust International Dating Agencies What most don’t understand, is that using international dating agencies are just as secured as paying your bills online. Of course, scams can not be eliminated completely. All you have to do is some researching about the agency you are keen on joining. Make sure that their numbers are contactable. They won’t request fees just for inquiries on their services. Their site registration is free. Here are some of the reputable international dating agencies that are worth checking out: A Foreign Affair Anastasia IntlCupid 2. The Girls are too Good to be True! The women in international dating sites profile are mostly of beautiful women. Too beautiful to a point that “it’s too good to be true.” These women have reasons to pursue foreign men. Reasons like: there’s not enough men in their country. Russia and Ukraine are known to having women outnumbering the men. This makes it hard for eligible single ladies find a suitable partner. 3. The Women are in it for the Money Although dating agencies are not without flaws the women who register are looking for true love, with thousands of women looking for foreign partners, it is easy to block those who have ulterior motives. One bad apple should not spoil the rest. 4. Marriage doesn’t Last Every relationship has mountains to climb for everything to work. Communication is the key, followed by understanding and patience. Before you jump into foreign dating, make sure you understand that you’ll need to adapt to your partner’s quirks as she will also adapt to yours. 5. Foreign Dating is only for the Rich Most men shy away from foreign dating because they think foreign women prefer those who have money. You can’t be more wrong on this one. These ladies are looking for a soulmate. Just like you, they are looking for someone they can spend the rest of their life with. Having stability is important not just for women but also for you. There is nothing wrong in being cautious when it comes to using international dating agencies. But keep a positive and open-mind. Before you dismiss foreign dating, consider what was written. If you have any concerns or opinions on the matter, just leave a message or send me a pm.
  3. Have you thought of dating someone foreign? Enticed by their culture? Unfortunately, a lot of people misses out on the chance of finding their ideal partner due to misconceptions on foreign dating. The world today still has uncertainties. It hinders most people in finding a suitable partner. Due to some mainstream media continuously portraying past incidents, some negatives REMAIN. The truth on foreign dating is far more positive. International dating agencies are reliable and professional. Today's technological advancements, make it DIFFICULT for the most common scams from the past TO SUCCEED. Both men and women around the world have an understanding on the pros and cons of seeking a foreign partner. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ON FOREIGN DATING… 1. You Can’t Trust International Dating Agencies What most don’t understand, is that using international dating agencies are just as secured as paying your bills online. Of course, scams can not be eliminated completely. All you have to do is some researching about the agency you are keen on joining. Make sure that their numbers are contactable. They won’t request fees just for inquiries on their services. Their site registration is free. Here are some of the reputable international dating agencies that are worth checking out: A Foreign Affair Anastasia IntlCupid 2. The Girls are too Good to be True! The women in international dating sites profile are mostly of beautiful women. Too beautiful to a point that “it’s too good to be true.” These women have reasons to pursue foreign men. Reasons like: there’s not enough men in their country. Russia and Ukraine are known to having women outnumbering the men. This makes it hard for eligible single ladies find a suitable partner. 3. The Women are in it for the Money Although dating agencies are not without flaws the women who register are looking for true love, with thousands of women looking for foreign partners, it is easy to block those who have ulterior motives. One bad apple should not spoil the rest. 4. Marriage doesn’t Last Every relationship has mountains to climb for everything to work. Communication is the key, followed by understanding and patience. Before you jump into foreign dating, make sure you understand that you’ll need to adapt to your partner’s quirks as she will also adapt to yours. 5. Foreign Dating is only for the Rich Most men shy away from foreign dating because they think foreign women prefer those who have money. You can’t be more wrong on this one. These ladies are looking for a soulmate. Just like you, they are looking for someone they can spend the rest of their life with. Having stability is important not just for women but also for you. There is nothing wrong in being cautious when it comes to using international dating agencies. But keep a positive and open-mind. Before you dismiss foreign dating, consider what was written. If you have any concerns or opinions on the matter, just leave a message or send me a pm.
  4. Finding the "right one" is not as easy as strolling down the park-- plenty of bad dates and a handful of good dates. It's no wonder that different routes for dating have emerged over the years. And thanks to modern technology, dating found its new territory in the name of Online Dating. The Matchmaking industry did not falter either. There are still plenty of people that turns to matchmaking services. And it is still as successful today as its history. Online Dating Online dating sites have flourished and succeeded in allowing their members find true love. And more people have turned into using such sites for their love-hunt. Being able to see a pool of profile to browse through and choose from, is just one of the many reasons why online dating is a good option. The amount of details you can absorb about the other before meeting, allows you a better grasp on what you're getting into. No pressure! You are able to interact with them allowing you to get to know them and see if you really are as interested as when you've clicked the message button. The best selling point of online dating site is the fact that there are plenty of members. So, if it doesn't work out with one, there's always others. Despite the wonderful benefits of venturing the online dating world. There are also things that you need to be wary of. In this case, the cons of online dating. If there's anything you really need to be wary of, it would be the fact that some might not be fully honest about their looks and background. Hence, being careful of what you provide to others is as important as making sure of your privacy and security. It is also worth noting that you stick to a niche or reputable online dating sites like Match. It would save you the trouble of possible unnecessary expenses. Matchmaking Services A beauty that never fades. Matchmaking has existed for centuries and to this day it is still as successful and used. Although, the matchmaking industry has evolved, there is still no denying of its production on true love. Most people hire for a matchmaking services due to the fact that they invest in you. Yup, you got that right! They invest in you, making sure that you find someone you are looking for. They tend to take a personal approach to help you relax and build trust to enjoy the matchmaking experience. Matchmaking services have a smaller pool compared to online dating sites. But it's due to the fact that they thoroughly screen people. Which works perfectly for you, especially if your aim is a committed long term relationship. A Foreign Affair, AKA: LoveMe.com, is an example of just one of the many matchmaking services found online also offering romance tours and boasting tens of thousands of profiled potential partners. They claim to have developed a worldwide network of personal matchmakers over their 22 years of operation that assists in matching profiles of men and women members. In theory, their matchmakers’ personally scan the database of men and women members; as new members join and look for good potential matches. They then notify the members of the possible match and make arrangements to open communication between the members if both parties agree. Male members only pay a small fee if they choose to open communication with another member (it is apparently free for the women). This tends to be very cost efficient for their members relative to many other matchmaker services. Though it may seem like there’s no cons in matchmaking, there’s still, but a couple. Matchmaking services tends to be more expensive. You might not find someone even after paying for the services. Matchmaking services may give you really good potential partners but at the end of the day, it's still up to you. How things goes between you and the other will ultimately still decide whether you've found the one or not. Two options for true love but not sure which to go for? There’s still a lot to consider. Knowing what you are looking for, how much time and money you are willing to invest; either can be good for you. If you want to get more details on online dating and matchmaking services, or if you have any opinions and notions on the matter, don’t hesitate to leave a response or send me a message!
  5. To answer the question of whether or not mail order brides exist, the answer depends on your interpretation of a mail order bride. The original mail order bride can be traced back to the American frontier, where there were very few women compared to the population of men. These men wanted the company of a loving wife, so they sent in ads to the local newspaper to express their desire to meet and marry a good woman. Women would see these ads, and respond to those they were interested in, and they communicated via letters and would often send the men photographs of themselves. If enough time has passed, then they might decide to get married. This is where the first mail order brides originally come from. With the boom of the Internet age, the mail order bride industry has evolved to adapt to meet demand. Instead of pen and paper correspondence, men and women can communicate via email and video chat. Instead of waiting months before they can see each other’s faces, all it takes is a few clicks of a button. Nowadays, the mail order bride industry is a lot more like regular online dating. The largest company in the industry, A Foreign Affair, or loveme.com, offers everything you need to meet a foreign bride online. Services like translation services, gift giving, and their ever famous romance tours, where small groups of men are introduced to literally hundreds of men, are offered, at the lowest possible cost. This is completely different from the picture commonly painted by the media of the poor guy unable to meet any women and picking out a woman to be shipped to him to be his wife. The men and women who meet on these tours genuinely fall in love with each other, and neither one is forced into marriage. The reason why these men and women choose to register on these sites is simple: for the men, they cannot find the right woman for them in their home country. For the women, they want a mature man who is serious about his wife and family. Mail order brides do exist, but not in the typical sense of the term. The mail order brides of today are simply women who are looking to meet and fall in love with a good and honest man who will love and take care of them. What is your interpretation of the term mail order bride? Drop me a comment below, and let’s talk about it!
  6. When we leave our significant other or they leave us, staying as friends isn’t usually the first thought that comes into our minds. But later on in life, when the echoes of our quarrels have died down and our hearts have healed, our minds tend to drift to thoughts of our ex, especially if they’ve been part of our lives for quite some time. We think about the one that got away and what it could have been had things worked out with them. We see their pictures on social media and wonder why you’re still friends in Facebook. Then we ask ourselves if it’s okay to keep being friends with an ex. Is it really alright, though? Personally, I think being friends with an ex can be beneficial. It’s a sign of maturity that we’re able to accept an ex’s friendship without attaching any romantic feelings. It’s also good for closure, like if you had a falling-out with your partner and your relationship ended abruptly, revisiting your relationship some time later can help weave the wounds close. It gives us an opportunity to forgive and forget and release any grudge we hold in our hearts. Peacefully, of course. A platonic friendship with an ex is great for practical reasons too. I know a guy who still lives with his ex-girlfriend. They’ve been in a relationship for around eight years in the same house, and they had stuff they bought and paid for together. When they fell out of love, they just agreed to keep the status quo as it would’ve been too much trouble sorting out who owns this piece of furniture, or that unwashed plushy. In times of need, each of them still provides for the other even if they’re no longer dating. It may seem like they’re still a couple, but they’ve agreed that that’s not the case and that there’s no more romantic love between them anymore. It’s just simple friendship between two ex-lovers. When we’ve broken up with someone, we sometimes think that that was the end, that there’s nothing to think about anymore as it is over and there’s no getting back together. But sometimes, something beautiful can remain buried beneath the ashes of a failed relationship. Being friends with an ex can lead to a different sort of friendship. Do you think being friends with an ex is good? Share some of your stories.