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.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.“I was talking to guys in Italy, France and Sweden all at once,” she brags.“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.
‘I joined a few French dating sites and met some very nice people.They fell into a whirlwind “fantasy” romance and were married soon after.Pierre moved to California and they now have identical twin girls.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.
Home is shared with her dog and “three orphan kittens, which is two more than I need.