On a lark, he changed his location to New York during a work trip to the city.“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.If you ask me out, it’d be nice if you get the first glass. As far as choosing a place to meet, give a girl a destination so all we have to do is get a table and sit down and focus on each other as opposed to coming up with intermediary conversation while walking around in circles outside a smelly, crowded metro station. Are you excited to see me or do you not give a shit? I’ve gone out with guys and I’m questioning their hygiene. ’” I’ll admit, though, that part of me appreciates this casual way of courting.“I appreciate the spontaneity, but my New Yorker mentality can’t handle just going with the flow like this,” says Amy. Just tell me where we’re going.” Cole, 30, another New York transplant, thinks choosing a place in advance says something about what kind of guy he is. While deodorant would be nice, as would picking up the bill, maybe choosing a specific place to meet isn’t necessary after all. Maybe all we do need is a long walk on cobblestones, the moonlight, and a spark.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.
Simon, meanwhile, was based in Sydney and posted a profile on the Australian section of the site.They married last June near a lake in Aurora, NY, and he’s since moved here.Even “Real Housewives of New York City” reality star Alex Mc Cord and Simon van Kempen met through while living on different continents.And if they kiss you, if they put their tongue in your mouth, they are committed to you.