Life Story

My Biggest Mistake

Since I was a kid, I have always been enamored with the idea of marrying a foreign guy and traveling to strange and far distant lands.  I never really thought it was going to happen but we all have dreams.  During my last year in college, I began working with computers and the internet.  I soon discovered the online dating websites where young women like me could get in contact with men from all over the world.  It was free for women like us to sign up to be profiled on many of these websites so I and some of my friends decided to give it a try.

I started communicating with a guy from Australia for a few months and we continued emailing each other until I moved to Manila.   That was when we met each other in person for the first time.  I really like him a lot and hoped that the relationship we started would lead to something more serious.  When I had finally met him, I really thought that my dreams were about to come true.  He took me back to Mindanao and told my parents that he wanted to marry me.  I couldn’t have been happier.  I was very excited about starting a new life in a foreign country and getting an opportunity to use the education that I struggled so long and hard to achieve.

Talk of Marriage Seemed to Disappear

He took me back to Mindanao and told my parents that he wanted to marry me.  I couldn’t have been happier.  I was very excited about starting a new life in a foreign country and getting an opportunity to use the education that I struggled so long and hard to achieve.

After he went back to Australia things started to change.  The talk of marriage seemed to disappear and I began to suspect that he was seeing other women.   He never gave me his address or phone number and after a while, the responses to my email messages began to go unanswered.  For some reason, he sent me about sixty dollars and then I didn’t hear from him anymore.  Maybe his conscience had gotten to him. I was very hurt and felt betrayed and suspicious.