David and Lana…whew boy.
That is David. He is 60 and lives in Las Vegas.
That is Lana. She’s 27 and lives in Ukraine.
David talks to Lana for 4 hours a day. They have been “courting” for seven years.
David pays to talk with Lana by the minute. He has spent over $100,000 over the course of these seven years.
“I’ve video chatted with Lana on the positioning, however there isn’t any audio. It is visible solely. You may see them smiling. You may see them react to what you are saying. However it’s additionally far more costly to make use of their video companies.”
David can solely discuss to Lana when they’re each on the web site. He additionally does not have her telephone quantity. She does not communicate english.
David is touring to Ukraine to fulfill Lana for the 4th time.
The opposite 3 times David went to Ukraine Lana hasn’t confirmed up.
He thinks the 4th time would be the attraction.
David packs. “Therapeutic massage oil, after all. I am an skilled. Hopefully I will be capable to use it.”
David will get to Ukraine. He’s supposed to fulfill Lana on the prepare station in a blue gown.
For the 97th time we see David on his Macbook as a result of keep in mind, it is actually the one method they will “communicate” to one another.
“Lana I’m devastating. I need you a lot. Do you need to be married to me as a result of we now have talked about it.” No response.
David says he’ll go to her hometown.
A pal warns him that Lana’s hometown is lowkey in a battle zone and that he most likely should not go there. David does not care.
He travels 400 miles to fulfill her regardless that she has no concept he is on his method.
David will get to Lana’s hometown. He lastly will get in contact along with her and he or she agrees to fulfill. “Okay expensive,” Lana says, utterly ignoring the truth that she simply ditched him in Odessa. David smiles.
David will get to the restaurant. He take a hen tub within the rest room sink.
The girl working the café will not be stunned.
David decides he is simply going to indicate up at her residence. He has her handle from the time she gave it to him for a cruise they have been purported to go on years in the past.
He will get to her constructing. He goes as much as the door.
It is a random outdated Ukranian man.
David meets with a personal investigator who tells him he is being scammed. “Lana” has many various profiles with the identical image and totally different names.
David does not consider the personal investigator. Finally he fires him.
David goes again to the U.S..
“What indicators have been I ignoring? As a result of I feel I used to be ignoring some,” he says. “I may by no means, ever, think about that this journey would finish the best way it has.”
He does not discuss to Lana for 2-Three weeks. She reaches out and says she was too overwhelmed to fulfill final journey.
David decides to return to Ukraine for the fifth time.
“I am attempting to fulfill my girlfriend for the fifth time. We have been speaking for seven years and by no means met,” he tells the concierge.
They set a time and place: Independence Sq., 11 AM.
He sprays himself with cologne. “That is what she’ll scent after we hug for the primary time.”
“I’ve no proof that she really lives right here, however I actually do not care.”
David strolls round anxiously in his outsized leather-based trenchcoat.
It is all about that enormous leather-based trench.
How is that this even occurring?!?!?!?!
Lana talks about David’s footage from his courting profile. That is one among them:
For reference, that is David’s storage:
Lana says she appears like she has met her soulmate.
David cannot consider it. Lana cannot consider it. All of us cannot consider it.
They awkwardly stand collectively however do not communicate to one another as a result of they actually cannot talk.
“It is time to begin my life. It is time to begin our life collectively. Let’s return and get her.”
He makes bizarre grunting noises.
She says she does not like his leather-based coat.
The blissful couple walks off with one another.
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