"Two of the women I met had been nurses and married doctors they worked with at Kalamata hospital which made for quite romantic stories.However, nearly all these women later divorced, and two have returned to the UK." These days, there's less work available on the mainland due to the economic crisis.Globally, 32 per cent of expats reported being in a relationship with a person who hails from their adopted country – and the survey revealed the locations where you’re more likely than average to be swept off your feet by a local resident.Oliver Stahman, 40, an artist and writer from Hamburg, Germany, has lived in Peru for six years. He said: “Peruvians are lovely welcoming people and very open minded towards foreigners.Greg said: “Finland's position as one of the top places to form a relationship with a local is certainly unexpected, but not all that strange given how readily Finns travel the world and how welcome foreigners are in Finland.• Revealed: top spots to enjoy health, wealth and happiness "It’s hard to say if it’s a trend but the evidence from my rugby team would say so.She said: "Having lived in the southern Peloponnese for four years I met at least half a dozen British women who had married local men.It seems to have been a trend about 20 to 30 years ago when more British women liked the idea of living and working in Greece (when there were more work opportunities).
His future wife was working as a consultant for an art gallery, he asked her some questions about an exhibition via Facebook messages, and they ended up meeting for dinner. Some relocate for a job, some to seek sunshine or adventure - and others are led by their hearts.According to a new survey of 14,400 expats in 195 countries conducted by Inter Nations, one in ten expats moved to be with their partner or for other reasons related to love.They came into my room with machine guns trying to see if any were hiding under my bed.Karen was living alone and also felt unsafe, so she invited me to stay,” he explained.