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Some people become so addicted to love that they purposely deny any bad signs once they find themselves in a romantic relationship. This is the sad case of a man who shared his tragic love story online. Not only was he deceived, but he lost a massive amount of money along the way.
Love and Interest Collide
The original poster (OP), who we’ll refer to as Jordan, is a young man in his twenties.
One beautiful summer day, while Jordan was browsing a popular online forum, he received a message from a woman online. He didn’t think much of it at the time, but he quickly hit it off with the mystery woman, Cora.
One Man’s Costly Decision
Fast forward to a few days later, and Cora sent pictures of herself to Jordan. They weren’t professionally taken pictures, just normal “selfies” anyone would take of themselves.
As far as Jordan knew, this woman was real because she didn’t look like an Instagram model.
The Heartbreaking Tale
Jordan continued talking to Cora, and she continued to send Jordan selfies.
This is where things started to become strange.
A Man’s Financial Mistake for Love’s Sake
After a few months of talking, Cora requested money from Jordan. This happened during November; feeling generous, Jordan sent her the money.
Cora claimed to have traveled to Spain with no plans to return to Ohio.
Love Knows No Bounds
During Christmas, Cora gifted Jordan a present he chose for himself. Jordan was happy.
Now, he wanted to give Cora a present of her choice. Cora was quick to mention that she preferred money. At the time, Jordan had already given her $250.
But What About Budgets?
At this point, after months of talking, Jordan and Cora were comfortable with each other.
Cora claimed she was a “broke” college student and needed money for food and medical expenses, among other things.
The Unfortunate Consequences
In no time, Jordan found himself in a vicious cycle, sending Cora monthly on a weekly basis.
There were even points when Cora would request that Jordan send money to random people she claimed she knew.
One Man’s Financial Misstep
Many would have hesitated to send this much money to a stranger, but Jordan was vulnerable.
He was a man who had never been in a serious relationship and didn’t regularly receive affection from a romantic partner.
The Lingering Sting
Jordan begged Cora to do a video or voice chat, with no luck.
The one time they did chat, it was brief, and Cora claimed to have a spotty connection.
Unfortunately, things went downhill further from here.
A Major Financial Mistake Driven by Love
Jordan would continue to send money to Cora weekly, but now they argued constantly.
Why stay in a relationship with someone who’s unavailable, demands money, and instigates arguments?
Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Aside from receiving love and affection, Jordan was told he’d receive money from Cora’s “company.”
Cora claimed that Jordan would receive thousands of dollars and keep a portion of it for letting her company use his account.
So they could deposit money, they requested Jordan’s login information.
The Love Ultimatum
Finally, Jordan had had enough. He gave Cora an ultimatum.
To prove she loved him, she would need to do a video chat. Cora agreed.
When the video chat started, Jordan was left in shock.
Fake Woman Is Exposed
The woman in front of Jordan looked distorted.
Jordan could hear Cora’s voice, but the lips in front of the screen on the other side didn’t move.
She was fake!
Jordan called Cora on her bluff and hung up. That was when Jordan’s world came crashing down.
Struggles After a Misguided Financial Decision
Not only was Jordan left heartbroken, but he was $10,000 in debt.
A tiny part of him still felt Cora was real. However, he now felt betrayed, angry, and confused about what had happened to him.
“I really thought someone loved me. I really thought all that love and affection meant something.”
What People Really Think About Online Relationships
“You did the right thing ending it and blocking her. Stay strong.”
“You were lonely. That made you lose your sense of reason and perspective; for fear you will be alone, you did many things that weren’t you at all. It happens. Move on. You don’t find love, it finds you. And it will.”
Bold Truths Unveiled
“What you went through is nothing short of awful, and for whatever it’s worth, I’m truly, truly sorry. The important thing is that, whoever this person/these people were, they are out of your life for good. Now you can begin to heal, and that should be your focus right now.”
Navigating the Aftermath and Seeking a Path to Recovery
Although most people we meet online aren’t scammers, it’s important to take things slow and ask questions to ensure the person on the other side is who they say they are.
Love exists. Hopefully, Jordan finds it and moves forward from this situation.
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