Online Dating: It was not a typical love story.

Sheeraz Qurban

Online dating has become increasingly popular over the past decade. With the rise of social media platforms, it's easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world. And for some, it has led to unexpected and exciting love stories.

Online dating has revolutionized the dating scene, making it easier for individuals to meet and connect with people from all over the world.

In the past decade, the number of people using online dating services has increased significantly, with more and more people turning to these platforms to find love and companionship.

The rise of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has made it easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world. With just a few clicks, you can now find and interact with people who share similar interests and hobbies. This has made it easier for individuals to find like-minded individuals who they can potentially start a relationship with.

I would like to tell you about a real-life experience of successful online dating, which can be described as a story straight out of a movie or web series.

"It was not a typical love story"

Shalonda Trent is one such person. In the spring of 2018, she received a random friend request on Facebook from a man named Precious. They briefly talked about their Christian beliefs and then lost touch.

Three years later, Precious sent her a direct message confessing his love for her. Trent was skeptical at first, but after a video chat and several weeks of conversations on WhatsApp, she began to believe that he was the perfect partner for her.

They quickly became serious and after only one month of chatting online.

Precious proposed to Trent. Despite having never met in person, Trent accepted and they began planning their wedding. They settled on Dubai as a convenient halfway point between Kazakhstan, where Precious was teaching English, and the United States. From there, they planned to travel to Nigeria, Precious's home country, for their wedding.

Trent faced opposition from her family, who were skeptical of Precious's intentions. They feared he was only interested in obtaining a visa to the US. Her pastor even warned her based on a documentary he'd watched about an internet romance that ended poorly. But Trent refused to listen to their warnings and remained steadfast in her decision to marry Precious.

Trent finally met Precious in person!

After flying from the US to Dubai, Trent finally met Precious in person. Their attraction to each other was apparent, but they refrained from any physical intimacy until their wedding day. They got married just one week after meeting in person, and Trent says it was the best decision she ever made.

Their love story is one of many that have resulted from online dating. While there are risks involved, such as the possibility of being scammed or catfished, many people have found meaningful relationships through online platforms. It's important to be cautious and take the time to get to know someone before making any big decisions, but as Trent's story shows, sometimes taking a chance can lead to a happy and fulfilling life with the person you love.

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