“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.“I wasn’t looking to find a New York woman and move here,” he insists. Mark Brooks, editor of Online Personals Watch.com, says international romance is a growing trend, due to singles’ increasing pickiness about potential life partners.Still, international love prevailed and they tied the knot in 2000. “The longer the shopping list, the further afield you should cast your net,” he advises.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.
On a lark, he changed his location to New York during a work trip to the city.
They fell into a whirlwind “fantasy” romance and were married soon after.
Pierre moved to California and they now have identical twin girls.
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.