Dag, 42 y.o.
Post in the theme "Meeting in real life".
Meet up for the first time!!!
Ladies and gentlemen,
As an American it is easy for me to travel where a travel visa is not required. However, if a visa is imperative to obtain then is best to choose another country that will be best for both parties. For example, my fiancée wasn't comfortable traveling to Ukraine, so we end meeting in Lithuania after she was able to get a Schengen Visa. Later on, she didn't hesitate to sponsor me to visit her country at my request.
It wasn't wisely nor is ethically for me to invite her to my country without establishing a trusting relationship. Nevertheless, it's difficult for non-EU members to travel to The USA or UK. I was able to get her a K-1 visa after she agreed on my marriage proposal.
People of this forum...I don't want to discourage you but your safety is #1. Current events like Human trafficking, Cultural biases and Harassment of visiting foreigners is a sadly ongoing reality. So it's best to access all the risk upon meeting up.
Dag, 42 y.o.
Post in the theme "Share your experience".
Going to be brief and to the point...While working in the UK, I contacted a lady via dating website like this. After 3 months of Skype videos chats, I went to meet her in Lithuania. I returned to the USA a few days after. We continue the relationship after 4 months she arranged my visa process to meet her in her country. After meeting for the third time in her country, and one year since we met, I proposed to her and she agreed. I started the Fiancée Visa process and after a lengthy time she is finally on her way to me. We strongly believe that we are matched for a lasting relationship. I am in my 40's and she's in her early 30's. We both had our share of past failed relationships. That helped me a lot in finding the right woman for a committed relationship.
Ladies and gentlemen, this sounds like a fairy tale but is not. It is not easy to find a genuine lady online that shares your values, goals and speaks good English, cause I don't speak Russian. Well, just a little since then.