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Online romance brings American woman to Lakshmipur

  • Published at 10:06 pm July 17th, 2019
Sohel and Charlotte the married couple Dhaka Tribune

Sohel and Charlotte met on Facebook in November 14, 2013, and became friends

Once again, another foreign woman has come to Bangladesh to be  with her online romance in Lakshmipur.

US citizen Charlotte from New Jersey, and Sohel from Sadar upazila’s Sree Rampur village, tied the knot on Tuesday, after Charlotte with her family’s approval, reached Bangladesh on Friday.

They met on Facebook in November 14, 2013, and became friends. The cultural gap between them did not pose a barrier, as their friendship soon turned into love.

Sohel said: “We have known each other on Facebook for 7 years. At one point of our relationship, we both decided it was time we got married.”

After news of their betrothal hit social media, people from near and far came to visit the newlywed couple and wished them well in their journey to come.

Similarly, on November 24th, 2018, another US citizen named Sarah, a nurse at an old age home, flew all the way from her hometown of Minnesota to Barisal to tie marry Apu, a house painter in Barisal’s Kaunia.