Nazeem Dollie was having little luck finding his Mrs. Right in South Africa, this led him to try his hand at international online dating.
After three unsuccessful attempts he finally hit it off with Anna Ragozina (30) from Russia.
Nazeem is a personal trainer by profession knows how what commitment is and he was looking for the same thing in his potential partner.
“I got frustrated with the relationships I had in South Africa,” he said, "they were going nowhere and wanted real commitment – marriage. I noticed a vast difference in the attitude of Russian women and most western women."
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His experiences with western women was that they were not interested in marriage and commitment. Nazeem found a Russian dating website to search for his ideal bride.
Briefly.co.za learned from Women24 that Nazeem made two trips to Russia to meet prospective partners but for various reasons the relationships did not work out. He decided to try one more time in 2015 and had success.
“On 10 January 2015, I came across a beautiful Russian girl. It was love at first sight for Anna and me.”
They skyped with each other each night, and once he knew he was ready he booked a flight to her hometown inn Perm Krai.
“We finally saw each other in person and kissed like two love-sick puppies, unable to get enough of each other."
Within an hour of arriving at their hotel he proposed to Anna, she replied with an enthusiastic "I will" in her strong Russian accent.
In December of 2016 they got married and two years later they have a healthy three-month-old son.
Although Nazeem had success he cautions that in order for a real relationship to form the two partners need to meet face to face.
“Online dating is meant to be a short lived experience, merely to establish initial contact and find out some very basic information, after which I strongly advise that you meet the other person in a public place where both of you feel safe.”
Nazeem lives in Russia and will only return to South Africa on holiday.
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