Yuan is a 54-year-old Chinese woman who lives in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. She was an English teacher when she was younger until she retired. Since then she spent every day reading at home and life was very dull so gradually she came round to the idea of finding someone to be with. She signed up to the dating site and quite by chance met Mark, a 57-year-old American man living in Dallas. Mark had always been very interested in Chinese culture and, after reading about Yuan on the website, he wrote to her and she immediately replied to him. Mark was surprised by Yuan's fluency before he later learned that she had been an English teacher. They communicated with each other effortlessly in English but Mark wanted to learn Chinese and communicate with Yuan in her native language. Yuan was moved by his thoughtfulness, especially when he also sent a gift on her birthday.
Two years later, they finally met and were so incredibly happy to be with each other that Mark was willing to stay in China to be with Yuan.
Now that they are married and living together, they are having a truly wonderful life.