I had been separated for a number of years and started divorce proceedings. I looked online and found a number of scams. But I kept looking. After about a year, I found one woman in the Philippines who was far younger than me, but seemed wise beyond her years. We ended up chatting online for hours each day. I even purchased a webcam so that we could see each other.
I found a number of times, I would wake up in the middle of the night, go to my computer and find that she had just gotten online, like we were connected despite the 7000 miles separating us physically. It seemed more than mere coincidence, because these were times she normally did not go to an internet cafe in her neighborhood.
Nearly 2 months after first contact, and after more than a hundred hours online learning about each other, I flew to the Philippines to see what she was like in real life. Three and a half months later, we got married.
At first, I had thought to bring her to America, but she started to seem sad when we talked about it. I asked what she would prefer -- which was to stay in the Philippines, and I told her "no problem." So, I quit my job, packed my books and computer and moved.
In 2 days, we celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary, more in love than ever.
I'm not rich. Some of her old classmates criticized her for not marrying into greater wealth, but she's not that kind. We're both very spiritual and hold spirituality and family as far more important than any earthly possessions.