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Mark and Yuan

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.

March 2019