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International romances: How far would you move for love?

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International romances: How far would you move for love?

Technology has made it easier for us to find love on a global playground. We're no longer limited to our immediate communities, family and friends. Thanks to online dating websites and social media sites like Facebook, finding love is now as easy as clicking a button (well, for some of us, anyway!). Many of my friends moved away to study abroad or travel overseas, and in most cases they never moved back home. Why? Because they fell in love, of course! Yes, love led them away and kept them away. But they're happy and have created beautiful, full lives with their significant others, and that's what's important. Which brings me to this cool story coming out of India. Meet Adriana Peral, an American woman from California, who left her metropolitan lifestyle behind and moved to rural India, for, you guessed it: love! Peral, 41, ditched her party lifestyle and the comforts of home and flew across the world to a rural community in Popran, India, to marry Mukesh Kumar, 25, -- a man she met through mutual friends over Facebook. Many people cautioned Peral, as she considered making the move. They feared Kumar was some type con artist and they were worried for her. It wasn't until she got to the airport in India that she was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. She spoke to the U.K's Daily Mirror: "Some people thought Mukesh was a fake, an online scam and that he didn't really exist. I can't describe the moment I finally saw him at the arrivals gate at Indira Gandhi airport - it was a big relief to finally see him in person." Peral admits that despite their differences in age and culture, she is now "happier than ever" with her new life and has embraced her role as a doting housewife. Check out the video (below) for more about this couple. [HTML1] What are your thoughts? We often hear of love stories where long-distance couples move to the west, or to more urban, developed cities to be together. Do you think you would ever be able to do what Peral did for love? Let us know in the comments section, below.  
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