$1.4 Million To Online Lover: 18-Month Relationship Defended By Woman Who Wired Big Bucks To Man She Never Met

Wiring $1.4 million to an online lover seems like a huge mistake, especially if the two people have never met, right? Well, a woman named Sarah doesn’t seem to think so. According to Mail Online, Sarah met a man named Chris Olsen on the internet about 18 months ago. While the two have never met in person, Sarah has completely fallen in love with this mysterious man, who has quite the story to tell.

Chris told Sarah that he was born and raised in Italy, but that he moved to the U.S. 18 years ago. He then told her that he was in Africa on business, and that’s where he has been for the majority of their online romance. Seven weeks into their online relationship, Chris told Sarah that he was in love with her, and he even referred to her as “Mrs. Olsen.” This, of course, made Sarah swoon.

So, about that $1.4 million she sent to her online lover. Sarah sat down with Dr. Phil to tell him all about her love, and how she has done everything that she can to help him in times of need. Over the past year and a half, Sarah has sent this man money for “hotel bills, calling cards, lawyers, an expired visa, stolen credit cards, and bail.” Sarah has been waiting for Chris to “come home” for months, but every time he’s close, something happens (like he gets “arrested”), and his arrival is delayed.

According to Ynaija, Sarah truly believes that Chris wants to come home to her. And while she admits that some parts of Chris’ story don’t really add up, she says that she believes in love.

“When I first started talking to him. He sounded Italian now his accent’s kind of changed I don’t know if he’s adapted to where he’s at… in Benin.”

As far as online relationships go, a study conducted in 2013 found that they have greater success rates. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the study found that people who had a relationship that originated on the internet had better marriages than people who met in more traditional ways.

“Marriages that began online, when compared with those that began through traditional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separation or divorce) and were associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction among those respondents who remained married.”

Of course, people who are in online relationships have to be careful. The MTV show Catfish has shown how deceiving online dating can be. Oh, and Sarah and Chris’ relationship may further prove that statement. Do you think Sarah is being duped?

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