I have been glued to this site for 2 days after discovering that my amazingly handsome and romantic civil engineer working in Dubai is some kid in an internet cafe in Nigeria. I can't thank everyone here enough for this site, and for posting their experiences. It helps to know I'm not alone.
I'm still reeling in shock that I could be taken in SO easily! Now that I read his emails over again I wonder what the heck was I thinking?? How could I fall for the bad English, the romantic patter? How could I have told him so much about myself, sent him a whole bunch of photos of myself? How could I even let him know my real name?? But somehow I actually believed him. In fact I was SURE he was the ONE.
It stopped before it got to the money part, but only because a friend of mine checked out his 'company' website and did some digging and found it was hosted in Nigeria.
I can't seem to get on with my life right now. I feel frozen. I am mortified that I got sucked in. And I just want to make sense of this, of myself, of how this could happen to an intelligent woman.
And I'm SO angry at match.com that they are happy to take my money but they can't do some simple investigative work before approving someone's profile.
Well, I certainly know better now. But I don't know how keen I am to try any more internet dating.