This lady’s experience with an online dating site is completely unheard-of but besides for that, it will have you shook to the core. Emma Perrier was simply looking for love but found herself ina completely unexpected situation instead. Not only is she really lucky but I suppose she is equally as unlucky, read on for her scary experience that will make you think twice about dating sites…or maybe not.
The Lady Behind The Profile
Emma Perrier is from Richmond, South-West London. The 33-year old restaurant manager took to the web to look for love. We all know the hype of dating applications is really at its peak at the moment. Dating apps have proven to be successful and help some get out on the market more. However, you can never truly be sure who you are talking to, that’s for sure.
Just An Average Person
Emma just like any young lady simply wanted to find love, her busy life and work-schedule meant she did not really get out so much. She was struggling to meet men and date. Emma ha recently been through a breakup and was feeling incredibly heart-sore and lost with how to find another partner, so she took to Zoosk.
The matchmaking app worked perfectly for Emma as she was entitled to use it in her free time and see a variety of men all at once. A common phenomenon in today’s modern world and a great way to meet someone, for Emma this is not exactly how it went down…
Ronnie was a very attractive man that Emma took a liking too. The pair began chatting on the app. The pair chatted back and forth for roughly 6-months. Talking to Ronnie was a highlight of Emma’s day she enjoyed their conversation and started to develop feelings for him. But why had they not met up in these 6 months?
1 Year And Going Strong
It was 1 year of messaging, no meet up and no video chat. 1 year. This started to make Emma feel uneasy. She asked him to make plans but there was always an excuse or something that would get in the way. Weirdly, this always came from Ronnie’s side too. She decided it was time to investigate.
Distance Makes The Heart Wary
Emma was so captivated by Ronnie he was smooth, gorgeous looking and a nice guy from what it seemed. The pair had even said the words “I love you” something Emma took very seriously, but if he truly loved her why was he so hesitant to meet up. At first, she thought maybe he is super busy and so was she but Emma has had enough.
Digging And Discovering
Emma was a smart girl and enough was enough. She was starting to doubt Ronnie and decided to do some digging of her own. Emma crossed images she had of Ronnie on the internet, and she found tons of results. You won’t believe what she had discovered…
Ronaldo Was Not Ronaldo
The image search came back loaded with images of Ronnie, only he wasn’t Ronnie. Her online boyfriend was a 35-year old Turkish model named Adam Guzel, who happened to be an aspiring actor too. So who was Ronnie then?
Emma had been catfished, a common notion in the online dating world and a hobby to the man she was talking with. His name was Alan Stanley, a 50-year old father who was also divorced. She had been completely duped. This was not even the best part of it all…
The Real Alan
Emma managed to track him down through other images and eventually through his TripAdvisor account, he admitted he did this because he thought no one would talk to him if he used his real photos. He was simply lonely and found this to be his last resort. Emma continued to speak with him but what happened next shocked the world…
Emma Messages The Model
Emma Facebook messaged Adam saying, “I wasn’t sure if getting in touch with you was a good idea but I just need you to know.” What a start to a message but the shocking part is that he actually replied!
Adam And Emma And Stanley, What?
Emma continued to speak to Stanley and with Guzel. A bit confusing as to why she continued to speak to a man that lied to her for a year but she did. Anyways, Guzel was surprised to find out what had happened but embraced it anyway.
Emma and Stanley met in real life after all the lie was exposed and it was time to face the music. Perrier even went as far as taking Stanley out for dinner when they met on a separate occasion. Well maybe he took her out, we are not so sure but the two had dinner in London.
The three exchanged Christmas gifts and were becoming somewhat friends. Emma had other ideas and was still speaking to Stanley in a romantic manner however, she was speaking to Adam too. Little did she know she would feel for him as well.
Emma and Adam had started to develop a serious connection. She broke things off with Stanley, can you believe she was still going for Stanley? She decided to focus on Adam and two months later they met up.
The two met in London where Emma had asked him to come in April. The couple said they kissed as soon as they saw one another at the airport and knew it was love at that moment.
For Adam, he expressed how he felt the spark too, Three minutes later, I felt like I [had known] her a long time.” Emma felt absolute butterflies, ‘I was so nervous at the airport when I went to pick him up. He came up to me smiling, and we hugged. I burst into tears. Now we are taking each day as it comes, but I have never been happier.”
Adam As An Actor
Ironically, Adam is an aspiring actor who is currently trying to land the role of Aladdin in a performance. Aladdin, the Disney prince who catfished a princess, just so we are all on the same page. We think the irony is really a sign.
Adam was a bit shocked to find out his identity had kind of been stolen, I mean it’s possible other girls out there thought that they were dating him too. However, he expressed how his feelings are a bit all over the place as he said, “I don’t know what to say about Alan. Sometimes what he did makes me angry but sometimes I feel grateful to him because I would never have met Emma. ”
Emma, on the other hand, had her options open, she was previously with Stanley and now with Adam. She was truly happy the process had not ended so terribly for her and has taken the high-road in her outlook, “There’s no point holding grudges. I hope Alan meets someone nice too who will love him for who he really is.”
The couple have taken things to the next level as they are both seriously in love. Adam moved 2,000 miles across the world to live in Richmond so that he can be closer to his beloved Emma.
Starting A Life Together
The pair have been seeing displaying their love story all over social media, as they post tons of pics all loved up and hugging or sitting on one another. They have also been spotted traveling together every now and again. Things are looking up for them and we hope they stay as happy as can be.
The couple have shared their story with various press outlets and television programs as it truly is one of a kind. How often, does a model fall in love with a lady who was catfished by someone using their pictures…never. They are madly in love and have quite the story, we agree.
Update From Stan The Catfish Man
Alan Stanley has reported that he is now dating someone new as he described her as “a European lady, younger than me, younger than Emma.” Mhmm, we are not so sure whether he is using his own pictures or another model’s this time but nonetheless we hope it works out for the better.
Stanley has been a bit bitter about the situation as he accused Emma of wanting to sleep in his hotel room and spend more time with him than she actually did, however, he did go on to say he wishes the couple nothing but happiness and a beautiful future together. Oh, Stanley, we know you’re lonely but your reputation makes us not trust a word you say. We hope he finds someone just as special as Adam is to Emma.