Lonely dating sites searching for love
Privately, she's beginning to think she just doesn't "click" with Frenchmen.So Andrea has taken matters into her own hands: She put up a "profile" on an online dating site for expatriates.I saw it in her face."But online daters, like world travelers in general, are risk takers.Despite the bumpy ride, Dave is back online hoping that the girl of his dreams is waiting.VIENNA — O to be in Paris and in love, thinks Andrea.
But there are more mundane pitfalls, especially for those who have a long-distance romance purely online.Researchers say multinational companies are now taking advantage of the lower costs of moving singles, rather than families. The number of Internet users worldwide is expected to top one billion by 2005, according to the trade publication Net Ratings, making it a natural meeting place for people living far from home and their home cultures who want to meet people like themselves.But even European expatriates posted in Europe sometimes say that their attempts at dating local men or women fall flat.Membership at the largest online dating site in Europe for expats, Expatica Date ( has doubled in the last year to about 5,000 posted profiles with 350 paid memberships, and dating sites that market specifically to expats are on the rise.
But can online dating shed its sleazy reputation and become respectable?
He said he had flown to Canada three times to meet women he had contacted on a Canadian dating site, Lavalife (