This month they missed connections — she flew to France for vacation the same day he flew to NYC for business — yet Lillian managed to line up two dates with another Frenchman Meetic member while in Paris.
Even “Real Housewives of New York City” reality star Alex Mc Cord and Simon van Kempen met through while living on different continents.
“I had already dated most of the guys I knew and wanted to date in New York,” says Alex.
Simon, meanwhile, was based in Sydney and posted a profile on the Australian section of the site.
e Harmony matched her with Peter, a 30-year-old Slovakian living in England.
After months of Webcam chats, Susan hopped the pond for a face-to-face.
“I was really, really nervous on the plane,” she remembers. But he was that special.” Peter proposed a few months later in a romantic English garden.They married last June near a lake in Aurora, NY, and he’s since moved here.There are more than 8 million people in the city of New York. More and more New Yorkers are searching for love on European dating sites, living out fairy-tale fantasies of international romance.Most are either too young, too old, too married or too incarcerated to date. “French men really treat you like a lady,” says Lillian, a 42-year-old Manhattan copy editor who signed up for Meetic.com, Europe’s largest dating site.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.