David and Lana share a strange relationship on 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days. Why can’t David Murphey let the mysterious Ukrainian beauty go?
David and Lana from 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days brought an unusual story to the already dramatic reality dating spin-off show. Despite repeated rejection and overwhelming evidence of catfishing, David continued to harbor feelings for the mysterious Ukrainian woman who shockingly turned out to be exactly who she said she was. But why can’t David let the blonde beauty, who doesn’t appear to want to be with him, go?
David Murphey fell for the mysterious blonde beauty despite her refusing to reveal herself to him. When David’s story began to unravel on television, it appeared as though the American man was being catfished. His Ukrainian love interest outright refused to meet with him even though he traveled to Ukraine four times to see her. Finally, David hired a private investigator to seek out if the woman he had been speaking with was indeed who she said she was. To the shock of audiences and the investigator, the investigation revealed Lana to be real. Lana finally met up with the older man during his fifth trip to her home country. After two days together, she accepted his proposal. However, it appears that the couple is no longer together.
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It seems that David’s infatuation with Lana stems from his preference for Ukrainian women. The American man dated online for more than a decade before crossing virtual paths with Lana. Cheatsheet transcribed an Instagram Q&A he gave to his followers. David said that he had entirely given up on American women, stating, “I stopped dating in the USA 15 years. Every time I did I would start thinking about Ukraine, so I stopped trying so my heart was free just in case I went to Ukraine. I have dated well over 100 women in Ukraine. Turned down many marriage proposals and have been turned down twice myself.”
Though David finally met up with the woman of his intense interest, it doesn’t appear as though he is getting his happily ever after. David said at the show’s reunion that the couple is not currently together, citing stress from the show as the main reason why the couple called it quits. However, he didn’t denounce the possibility that the two could reconcile in the future. There will be more obstacles for the potential couple to overcome if they truly want to make things work. For one, they would need to be officially engaged in order for Lana to obtain her K-1 fiancé visa. David stated that the legal process would be difficult.
One thing that remains unclear to audiences is why David was so fixated on Lana in the first place. With his years of online dating, it would seem more logical that he choose to pursue another love interest that was more reciprocal of his feelings. However, something about the blonde beauty captured David’s interest to the point where he couldn’t let her go without knowing who she really was. He spent seven years talking with her online through a paid app despite her repeated refusals to see him in person. And it appears as though he continues to harbor feelings for her.
While Lana won’t be able to join David without a visa, there are already many long-distance couples who have managed to obtain their K-1 fiancé visas. To see how season 8 of the hit show that started it all unravels, be sure to tune in to new episodes of 90 Day Fiancé on TLC.
Next: 90 Day Fiance: What Happened To Russ & Paola After Season 1
Source: Cheatsheet, David Murphey
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