“I wasn’t looking to find a New York woman and move here,” he insists. Mark Brooks, editor of Online Personals Watch.com, says international romance is a growing trend, due to singles’ increasing pickiness about potential life partners.Still, international love prevailed and they tied the knot in 2000. “The longer the shopping list, the further afield you should cast your net,” he advises.

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“I was really, really nervous on the plane,” she remembers. But he was that special.” Peter proposed a few months later in a romantic English garden.

They married last June near a lake in Aurora, NY, and he’s since moved here.

It’s not just New Yorkers who are searching overseas for love.

Sarah Shaw, 45, describes the dating scene in LA as “a nightmare,” so a French friend made her register with Meetic, where she stumbled upon Pierre Dubois, a handsome French painter.

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Susan, a 22-year-old grad student, also struggled with dating locally, so she widened her e Harmony parameters.

“What are the odds that that perfect person is within a 25-mile radius of your home? Turns out her future husband was living 3,400 miles away in a tiny village with the population of 60.

This month they missed connections — she flew to France for vacation the same day he flew to NYC for business — yet Lillian managed to line up two dates with another Frenchman Meetic member while in Paris.

“I was talking to guys in Italy, France and Sweden all at once,” she brags.

Sarah credits European men with being more open and less threatened by female success than American men. “You have to be willing to look under every rock,” she says.