I am a UK professional, 52, who wanted to find a companion online. I was scammed twice by Asian ladies (my first choice as I spent time there many years ago) over a period of two years and was on the verge of giving up when a friend introduced me to a Philippine based company.
They have taken a different approach and protect the identity of both the men and women on the site. They also cater to the gay community although its not advertised.
You are sent profiles and based on your selection “dates” are set up for you in the Philippines. You have to travel over to meet your “picks”. They don’t allow any messaging or communication between their clients and members to protect both.
I picked four girls from the profiles they sent and landed in Manila two weeks later. I spent a glorious two weeks there and lo and behold, met the woman who now shares my life. A beautiful, intelligent English speaking Filipino.
There are other ways to do the online dating thing, people just need to be made aware. Be careful, be sensible and don’t let your online contacts pull at your heart strings or purse strings. If anyone wants to have a look at the site here is the address http://bornintheeast.com.
Its not cheap, but actually, given the time and money I wasted over the two years online, it would actually have ended up saving me money had I gone there first. Maybe some of you are in the same position.
Good luck and I hope you find happiness out there.