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#218687 by Deedms Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:51 pm
Michael ARTHUR
[email protected]

At the first letter I already had a bad feeling but I played along, hoping he would slip up in some way. He had moved directly into email after only one exchange. He didn’t ask me for anything private but basically kept painting a pretty picture and if it’s too good to be true, it usually is. His story was too fantastical to believe. As well, his grammar and capitalization was horrible. He contacted me on Match.com and had hidden his profile almost immediately. He has been reported to match and appropriate actions has been taken so I am told.

Letter One:

Where do i start from? Really it is disturbing to come on this dating site to see how much people appreciate love, but yet We have to go the extra mile to get this great status. and an overwhelming profile.
Forgive my manners, i am Michael Arthur, an engineer of international status. I deal basically with oil platforms ranging .But really i am hanging the hat this year, i think after getting all the wealth in pursuit, i have come to realise that we are nothing without a partner, someone who would stand by me no matter the situation. A woman who i can say, she alone has the right to be womanly irritating to me,lol. A woman who would protect me like a lioness would do her cub,lol. and i can promise to protect her beyond all vices. A woman who tells me, honey, you can do it,. no matter what i want to do.

I have seen faces of women on this site, but i have come with a good news ... the good news is am here to pick my woman to make me happy, my best friend, my copilot, someone who makes my heart beat double time,someone whose silence is well understood by me,someone who understands me without saying a word,yes my life partner.

I believe love can be found anywhere so I am not afraid to search far and wide for it. Distance or language can't discomfort love if it is allowed to bloom.I have been single for well over 5 years and just finally summoned courage to date again.

I saw something in your face, something that made my heart pause to read you, something that tickles in the heart, could it be love at first sight? maybe we could find that out. I'm talking about faith here when feelings are so powerful it's as if some force beyond your control is guiding you to someone who can make you happy beyond your wildest dreams.

Now tell me more about you....what do you do for a living?what do you do for fun?whats your best colour?whats your best meal?e.t.c

Letter Two:

Thanks for sharing so much with me...I guess you should truly know who i am. I don't really know how this would work, but hey! here is an exclusive .I was born and bred in Texas ,I am half Texan and British, My Dad is American , from Texas while my Mum is British but spent my early teenage years in Central London because my father was a diplomatic attaché ,got my secondary and university education there until I relocated back to the US 5 years ago after my divorce , I married a British woman

I relocated to the US in 2009 after the divorce because I needed a new challenge. A woman cheating on me is the unforgivable sin in my book, the hurt and the disgrace made me leave London, We were married for 22 years but had our daughter 2 years before we got married. My daughter, Imelda,26, lives in Manchester . She is studying to be a Surgeon and presently doing her internship. I am an old romantic and very passionate when it comes to those I care about. I am also friendly,I value honesty, modesty and a good listener who is always eager to learn. I am looking for a woman with a decent sense of humour, is intelligent and also kind hearted. I also like a lady who has a good head on her shoulders and a life ambition. If she's skilled in the culinary arts, then that is a bonus.

I don't smoke and I am a social drinker. I have always worked as a Petroleum Engineer but now after some bigger challenges in the Energy sector.I have a sister residing in SA, ,I lost my Dad in 2008. I am also a liquefied natural gas consultant and analyst. I analyse the earth's crust and surrounding areas to see if its layers are conducive enough for oil dredging. I also sample oil in its pure undiluted state before having them filtered and then taken down to the refinery. I tend to travel to OPEC countries mostly for work due to my work's specialist nature with they being the world's oil producers and exporters.

I am an avid traveler and have a passion for learning or seeing new cultures. I play racquet sports like tennis, squash and badminton for fun and I engage in and follow golf and football passionately. I like reading a variety of stuff which are mostly history based. I also enjoy novels and my favourite books are "Saigon by Anthony Grey", "Fools die by Mario Puzo" and "A time to kill" by John Grisham. Presently reading "Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King.I listen mostly to soothing music be it r n b, jazz or gospel. I am a big fan of romantic comedies and movies that don't involve too much gore or meaningless violence. I enjoy long walks and swimming. I hope I haven't bored you?

I wish you a lovely day. Take care and bye for now.

Letter Three:

Thanks for sharing so much with me and i hope i will be able to keep up with you...I joined the site because meeting people of similar age or like minded perspective on life, has been harder than finding a needle in a haystack, in reality. I've decided to give this a go with the hope that people who have similar interests to mine would be matched with me by the site, fingers crossed. Here's a little bit about me and my life in general;
I have owned a Honda gold wing motorbike for the past 4 years and enjoy taking it for a spin most of the time.I am an old romantic and very passionate when it comes to those I care about. I value honesty, modesty and a good listener who is always eager to learn. This has aided me in being well versed in a lot of things. I'm also very friendly, ambitious and adventurous.

I just want to spend the rest of my life enjoying the fruit of my labor. I just want a woman who would be my best friend and everything. You know someone whom we would still love each other more as the days pass by, even when we cant make love anymore and all we could do is play bingo,LOL.

I am a total package , i only need someone who understands the value of a good smile and you look like her.

I have also added a few random photos of me. I wish you a week, as beautiful as your smile. Bye for now.

Letter Four:
Good morning. I hope you slept well? It's lovely to know we have a bit in common, which is a good start. Not meaning to get ahead of myself, but I feel optimistic about this acquaintance of ours turning out positively. Everything in life happens for a reason. Life might have scarred me but hasn't deterred me from opening my heart to finding love again. Love isn't about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship so both can be a team and weather any storm the couple encounter. It's on tenets like these love builds up. It makes the mutual feelings an ascending process.

I am fully ready to love again with all my heart. I am not afraid to face any obstacle life will throw at me again but keeping a positive mind that nothing of such comes my way or the paths of those I care about. I have learnt to live my life and not dwell on setbacks. I wake up each day with the goal to be the best person I can be that day; Most times I'm successful and others, well, lets just say I use them as a learning experience. I grow with each day as a better person.

I was raised in a household where the women; my mum and sister were treated as Queens. Hence why it's not a problem for me to shower my woman with love and respect. I guess it's high time I quit my search and focus on knowing you better. I deleted my account on Match. Thank you for giving me something very exciting to look forward to. Am happy you like my pictures and i was hope you will send some of your pictures.

I treat people for who and what they are but over time, I became more caring due to the deaths of my father, childhood friend and uncle. It really shook my core because they all died within an 8 month period. After all the tragedies that befell me, I could have slipped into depression and allowed suicidal thoughts to overcome me, but I'm glad I never gave in to these. I'm proud to say I have channelled my losses into more devotion to my career and following my passions. I am a fan of peace and both race and gender equality. I treat people for who and what they are. I am not a saint nor martyr but my passion is impacting the world around me, positively, as much as I can. I hope to build orphanages in the nearest future in third world or war-torn countries. The orphanages will have vocational and educational centres so we wouldn't only be housing them but also letting them to chase their hopes and dreams.

I am traveling to Dubai today.. I have project am working on in Dubai that need my urgent attention.. I will send you a message once i have access to internet in Dubai.

Letter Five:

Hello , how are you Doing?Thanks for the Pictures, you have a wonderful smile.... I touch down Abu Dhabi,Dubai ,I and my 4 rascals. Oh! i need to tell you who the four rascals are. They are my professional buddies.we work together, we have more of a friendship relationship than Employee employer relationship.When one of us has an occasion to grace, you would be thrilled. we could act much and make a crowd laugh out their stress. there is Nelson, Bishop, Owen, Chan.

Nelson met Debby online while we were in Africa, then we moved out after our project. Then Chan was always getting on Nelson's nerves, but really, they have always been like that. Bishop would call them, cat and dog.They would make fun of each other and i tell you the whole party would laugh. But today, Even Debby is Chan's best friend. After their marriage, we went to Saudi to bid for a project on one of their oil platforms.I personally logged most of my funds in the bidding's and so did many of us. It got to a point that we were knocked out by their local politics. It left us almost stranded, please don't laugh at us,lol.But somehow you wouldn't believe it ,Debby did most of the work of getting our naughty asses out of there. We were disappointed that we lost big, but as humans, we don't know God has a bigger plan for us.Just the week we got back to the states, we got this biggest project of our career in Dubai. We were bidding for a 4 million gain project and we got a gift of over 10m,lol.Most of my colleagues still have this envy in them, but as it is ,i did not make myself but God did.When we went back to the states to finalize nelson's wedding. we met her family.My dear, they had us for days and the old man did not want the rascals to go. They impacted so much into thier lives. Even the man calls on us like a father time to time till now. What i know is that, we were able to get people's love , not because of wealth but because of our simplicity. That is one thing that can never be compromised in life.

Some few hours ago, i gave them an exclusive on how i met this woman who has become a screen saver on my mind, and they were thrilled, saying they cant wait to meet her. They promised they had a bet on who would be closer to her.can you believe that. They all said, Hey Mic, pls put up her pic,lets see her,lol.I cant wait to finish this project in a week's time so i can come show you how much i can steal your heart, Let us see if you can resist this Happy man! LOL.The day was fun cos we left early.

I start visualizing how soon i can see my woman. I wish i could buy a house ahead of time so that on arrival i wouldn't need a hotel,lol.How did your day go? do you think you have listened to your heart? listen to it and you will find out how much you can gain! I am just a man who wants my best friend with me.Someone i can look at and smile for no reason. Someone i cant wait to get home to be with. Someone to hold in my arms and whisper to her ears. someone to run my fingers through her ears. Someone who is never afraid of telling her deepest thoughts to me. Someone who sees me more as her twin.
What do you think?

Letter Six:

Hello my wonder! How are you today? Who are you? A woman being a goddess? or a goddess pretending to be a woman? Whichever you are, you are doing something special to me.lol. even when you busy cos i know you are, you still make out time to write. I mean after all these years, i would have thought i might not have the possibilities again of having my dream woman, my partner, my best friend and co pilot. I'm talking about fate here - when feelings are so powerful it's as if some force beyond your control is guiding you to someone who can make you happy beyond your wildest dreams. I wouldnt be scared anyway, because truely, Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.The inevitable truth is , If it is meant to be, our hearts will find each other when we meet. And if our hearts melt together so will our bodies and souls. Then every word and every touch will fuel our passion flame. I will be yours, you will be mine, and we will be one.

I would be spending about 1-2 weeks in Dubai to complete the installation of the Oil rig. I would be leaving with my team..we work together hand in hand...I cant wait to be in your hands soon..As soon as i leave Dubai, i would be taking a flight direct to you,would let you know the date of departure,i would book an hotel down for us or am i welcome to your home?

I am in San oil rig.. haven to wake up every morning by 6 to catch up my chopper down here. Working from then till late at night, yet being able to be distracted by this woman. I have over 300 labors here, both skilled and locals, yet all could notice a new glow on my face. LOL. Bishop Nelson and I , have always stayed at Nelson's in his AZ home, he just got married almost two years now. He found his woman on the net and to be sincere, he inspired us. I did not buy a house in the states until now, because i would love to find my woman first, then building a home would start from there. I am being true to my feelings, as my old friend would say, Never question if you are in love or not, because if you were you wouldn't need to ask. So the best of men, would accept what they feel without questions, because truely, Love and death cant be escaped, no one can tell , when, how, or where. It is never too early or too late.LOL.

What is more important to you is the love you share, the memories you have or the lover? Give love a chance to swallow you up. Don't just think it will happen in a instant, it will suprise you before you know it, but it will be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.

If you are as open minded and simple as me, i can promise you that the sky would be the limit.

Final Letter:
Hello my sunshine.LOL! You must wonder why i call you sunshine,.Can't get the picture of you off my mind. i felt like giving a hug,lol. Just as the sun, lights up the earth, you light up my life. The only one i have met, with a heart so bright. Just seems like yesterday, you came around my way, you changed my whole scene right away, with your outstanding personalty. The only reason this was possible is because you must have potrayed yourself well and you have been Yourself. That is good, because if i ever fall in love with you for beauty, I wouldnt walk more than miles to see more beauty, If i love you for wealth, I wouldnt walk more miles to see more, If i love you for smiles, I would see more in tv,lol But the only thing i can fall in live with you that cant be gotten by anyone else is being YOU! that is absolutely what no one can ever be. Like i said, it takes a life time to try knowing the reason why you feel the way you do with some people. the answers are never there,. trust me, the day relationships starts falling is the day people can figure out the exact reason they have loved eachother. Life is boring if perfect. Life is worse when there is nothing to change about anything.

The balance in life is based on the facts that, there must be thieves and criminals for the police to remain employed. The medical practisioners would run out of business if we are all hale and hearty. The legal practisioners would die of boredom if there arent offenders. If everyone is vegetarian, Oh my! guess how many people would not earn a living. Christians bring out the best in christianity because of the presence of Islam. White gained from black, Blacks earn from white. If everyone is rich, wealth would be meaningless. who would do the laundry? who would drive the car? who would guard who? who would keep whose money? lol. The essence for this short word is that, if you can read the meaning in this. you are my woman for sure. The moral of the speech is that. We were all created for eachother. There is much fun in helping. We can all be better if we accept the fact that we cant live without eachother. The world would be a better place if we can start accepting things we cant change. Because , the only constant thing in life is, CHANGE! Sitting here thinking about you, brings out a part of me that loves everything,lol.

I have a proposal for you this wonderful day. Because i know you atleast care about me, after all you wake up to check on my mail and know if i am still alive,lol. that is something. So i want your help today. There is this woman whom i just met, and i could be scared about how she has gotten my attention so soon, but i would be stupid to submit to fears. I noticed that she already has a place that can not be replaced in my heart. Who could ever think of hurting such a woman who only wants happiness? I want you to help me find her and tell her, i am not known for fears. I know a journey of a thousand years start with a single step. A man who wants to fly must atleast learn to stand on his feet! tell her if she is willing, i would love to take her hands. I am a man who gives nothing or everything. Once i have her hand, i can promise her forever. Tell her i know this is not going to be a kid walk, . tell her i know there are times we would argue in future. but tell her i would teach her to know that even while we argue we would still be holding hands. because there are many sides to a coin. Tell her life is short, but we can make paradise out of it. Tell her her worries have become mine, cos i do not really know how she has done it. tell her, that coming across her was by chance, communicating with her was by choice, but then falling for her is beyond my control.You know where to find her my dear, just go to your dressing mirror and you would find her staring back at you,lol. Pls look into her eyes and speak this to her for me.

#218689 by Deedms Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:24 pm
I felt like I needed to do something to warn people about him before they were taken by his seemingly charming disposition. Luckily for me, I was knocked off of my feet once by what seemed to be a very charming man, only this was in real life. It was right after my father passed away.

Once I received my inheritance we moved in together, I spending a lot of money on us "Starting a new life". Of course, once that money was almost depleted, so was our relationship so I guess my ability to spot a total pretender much more easily because I knew the signs.

I'm happy I ran across this site so I could share this story about "Michael" which was at first verifiable by a simple google check on his name which did pull up a Michael Arthur who was a geologist, but is a teacher at a college actually very close to me. My bs meter flew off the charts and soon as I read about the actual man who is a geologist. It was just a matter of time til he slipped up.

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