It’s not just New Yorkers who are searching overseas for love.
That counts as a record for a French start up and founder Didier Rappaport says the money will help them conquer new markets.
The innovative app which is being billed as a rival to Tinder relies on geo-localisation - and of course, people being signed up.
The remaining 17 have weird hobbies, creepy hygiene and bad manners. “They wine you, they dine you, they make you feel like you’re the only one on the planet.” Lillian describes the men she’s met on US-based dating sites as “sleazy,” and the real-life dating scene in New York as “nonexistent.” “I go out here — and nothin’,” she says.
But on Meetic, she Skypes with a Parisian man from the site for an hour each day.
There are more than 8 million people in the city of New York. More and more New Yorkers are searching for love on European dating sites, living out fairy-tale fantasies of international romance.
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.Even “Real Housewives of New York City” reality star Alex Mc Cord and Simon van Kempen met through while living on different continents.“I had already dated most of the guys I knew and wanted to date in New York,” says Alex.Susan, a 22-year-old grad student, also struggled with dating locally, so she widened her e Harmony parameters.“What are the odds that that perfect person is within a 25-mile radius of your home? Turns out her future husband was living 3,400 miles away in a tiny village with the population of 60.e Harmony matched her with Peter, a 30-year-old Slovakian living in England.