It's been since the end of 2017 when I was last on this forum. Since that time, not much has changed and not much activity on this forum. I still get a fiance.com email even though my profile has gone dormant for several years. As for what has happened since I was last here on the forum, we got a government shutdown during Christmas season 2018 and got over a month off from work (I was designated as an excepted employee so still had to work). Then we got the impeachment hearings at the start of 2020. Then we got the corona virus outbreak with over hundred of thousands dead and millions infected. Now we got the George Floyd demonstrations in the major cities across the country. My area has among the highest number of cases in the state with infections. I have not been at work since March 23. Over 11 weeks of leave since the office building is closed. This is the longest duration of being away from work since I started working. I cannot do the work from home set up because I do not have broadband internet service in my home. I only have wireless WiFi service which is not approved for access to the corporate network. So I feel like I am retired even though I am still on the payroll. Big thumbs up.
Businesses are mostly closed except for the essential businesses. With the possible spreading of the virus and a second wave, things may continue to be constrained for the foreseeable future. Businesses that deal with large crowds are going to be hit hard. Travel, entertainment/sports, schools, etc. I feel sorry for those just beginning their college and work career. Estimates indicate that the millennial generation will not make as much as the baby boomer generation over the entire span of their work years. The last major pandemic was followed by a global depression and world war. History may repeat itself again!
As for myself, my foreign wife left to live on her own and the divorce was filed by the court last year. She is an independent person, so she was not going to be a parasite trying to get a percentage of my money. It was an uncontested divorce with nothing to report (any marriage that lasts less then 10 years can be processed as a no fault reason divorce by the courts).
The online dating scene seems the same as before. Even with hundreds of thousands dying, the same spiel can be seen in the messages from "hyper sexed" ladies. LOL
Martin is the expert as always, his wife left him after only a few months, and he lost 40,000 to another woman who scammed him,itís such a shame isnít it, he now lives on an inheritance and his business is a failure, but he has old lonely which must be a god send for him, I hope his relationship with him blossoms and they find happiness with each other, ,
RB, don't forget Batman and me never mind how you claim to be the one that split nasfan6 and me up, you're a bunch of idiots, supposedly grown men arguing about different soups, what next, maybe we'll have some fucking idiot claiming that I got married when even you know that I lie about that sort of thing!
ragingbull, Yes she got not only a green card, but also got naturalized. During the marriage, I paid for English courses and all immigration petition fees. She is the self starter type, so is not the "leeching" type like some women. She had no intention of returning back to her native country since jobs are difficult to get and her job when she left would be given to someone in the large number of people in the job applicant pool.
There was a member here years ago from Liverpool, UK, I think his ID may have been idiotdetector, a really nice guy, with her Russian employer his woman had been offered a promotion to work in UK if only she could get rights to live and work in UK, I think that you can guess the rest, that she met him, fell in love, married etc. for, I think, excactly the required 2 years minimum term before she dropped the bombshell, that she had been using him all along.
Then we had an American member, Land of Oz, another really nice, polite and sincere guy, after the required minimum term of marriage in US his wife even took out restraining orders against him!
Congratulations Martin, youíve taken all of our advice and purchased an electrical grass mower, will you be clearing the jungle at your place within the next few days, and have you given Sasquatch notice to leave your terraced gardens, well done again, if you come across any Japanese soldiers who donít know the war has finished,,do let us all know,,thanks