YHi, yes, it has been a long time since I have been in the forum...that said, I have stayed in touch with many of my WLIB friends.
My airport business at Dulles Airport is doing fine. We are doing less business than years ago because the tourist market is down.
Now I don't represent any marriage agencies. I mentioned 3 of the most prominent American dating marriage agencies because some of my friends wanted to know how to meet and marry seriously minded, marriage intended Americans. 11 years ago I met my soon to be
divorced wife in one of them. Though my wife is beautiful, and very gifted, I didn't realize the Russian culture (in my case) was anti-marriage for an American..
I agree, there is nothing like in person get togethers. In todays technology, using web cams, security checks, chats with your new friends relatives, makes scams less likely. Yes, in any relationship, there may be fakes and scams, and yes many tens of thousands
of Asians marry foreigners..many good and bad.
I have enjoyed meeting nice friends here in WLIB. I just happened to meet my fiancee in Spaces, but had that not happen, I could have very well developed a friendship here. A dillemma for my friends in Beijing and the rest of China, is to take the locals seriously,
as there is often not the sense/desire of urgency to marry, but to enjoy the companionship and sex.
When a foreigner (abroad) desides to marry a Chinese/Asian girl, they are usually more serious about marriage because of the expense and time committment. There are limited resources for travel and vacation time..that is my point. Simply put, many of my friends
want marriage to someone serious and they were not finding it locally. Also, many dream of the better life abroad, be it USA, England, France, Canada, Australia..or others as well.
I enjoy WLIB..I have met many talented and wonderful people..some guys, who have given me their expertise in living in China...big thanks you you guys.
God bless you as well:) Nice to say hi again.