Power of online dating
So when she found out about his infidelity, she was disheartened but not entirely surprised.“We didn’t really know each other,” she concluded.“It all happened too fast.”So Leonor did what an unfailingly optimistic woman would do: She decided to try again.After Aaron was born, Dan complained that he couldn’t sleep through his cries, and ordered Leonor to sleep in a tent outside their house while Aaron was weaning.
They’d only been living in Thailand for a month when Leonor found herself pregnant, and at first Dan didn’t believe the baby was his.
She may not have many things, but Leonor has always had hope.
Leonor grew up in a rural area of the southern province of Davao, a town with only one house that was made of concrete and boasted appliances like a refrigerator and washing machine.
In 2001, the company shifted its entire operation online—and Leonor started receiving emails from an American in his 50s living in Thailand, named Dan Mc Kee. When he came to the Philippines to visit her, the woman he met was beautiful in the ways Western men imagined island women to be, with long straight hair, high cheekbones that taper toward a delicate chin, and smooth, dark skin.
Leonor also distinguished herself with good English and an indefatigably optimistic, life-embracing attitude.“I like you,” Leonor recalled Dan saying one day, less than a week after they first met in person.