He was a wealthy doctor living in London, a widow, a caring and loving man - and best of all, he wanted to marry her.
Angeline was smitten and couldn't believe her luck. Within days, they were messaging each other constantly.
Don’t let it overwhelm you – you’ll soon grow accustomed to it and be more than comfortable weaving your way through Causeway Bay.
Expats are certain to run into some new and unfamiliar customs and traditions in Hong Kong, particularly when it comes to dating and making friends.
She had met Markus Tauffik on the social networking site in July. He told her about his life and how he had tragically lost his wife in a car accident, leaving him to bring up his teenage daughter Tiffany alone.
In his picture he looked genuine, friendly, handsome and slightly younger than the 52 years he claimed to be. Angeline had even called him on a UK telephone number, while Tiffany has messaged her, and asked if she could call her "mom".
Women, in particular, appear to be more focused on pragmatic qualities in prospective partners.
The influence of individualist values and the changing cultural norms pertaining to dating and familial roles are discussed.
Over the past four years, Canadians have reported losses of almost million to authorities.One of the first things expats may notice, and one of the obstacles they’ll have to overcome, is the noise.Hong Kong is a business city and the residents work hard to play hard; crowds are large and tight, trains are packed and restaurants are full.Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.While researchers have long examined the dating and mate selection patterns among young adults, the vast majority have utilized Western samples.In order to further our understanding of the changing nature of dating behaviors and attitudes, this study examines a sample of young Chinese adults and focuses upon the gender differences therein.Fraudsters are creating sophisticated bogus online personas to woo lonely women and fleece them out of thousands of US dollars.Now they are turning their attention to women in Hong Kong. Markus was everything Angeline could possibly hope for, and more.She was just weeks away from the end of her contract and a long-service payout which would net her HK,000. "But I learnt my lesson the hard way." The lesson Angelina learnt was harsh indeed - and one being learnt by scores of lonely people, men and women, all over the world. He was most definitely not British, not a lawyer, and very definitely not looking for love.On the contrary, he was a scammer, most probably Nigerian, living in Malaysia.