However at the time, for Sukanya, a simple Thai woman, the dream seem to go from better to better.
Her dream lover from England (working in Saudi Arabia) explained to her that he had sent her a new laptop and a diamond ring.
He is due back for Christmas and they will be married in 2015.
'I think every person must be responsible and decide for themselves but I was not always sure also you know,' she admits.
More and more, they targeting the Thai women while previously it was the foreign men.
'It's appalling to think that these women who are often from very poor backgrounds are being targeted by these people,' says Bill Mc Mahon.
But there is a second danger as Bill Mc Mahon explains: 'Many men on Thai Love Lines and Thai women became very suspicious understandably and often they lose confidence in the process entirely after coming in contact with these entities, I tell all our users, who I speak with, that this activity targets all international dating sites and that at anytime perhaps under 1% of online users may be suspect but unfortunately, it is this 1% that is more active.
However the important thing for users to know is that once they are aware and heed our advice, they are perfectly safe and have nothing to lose.' The irony is that Thai women dating online who become insecure about the online dating process lose the opportunity it presents for a life changing relationship and the exploration of new horizons.
Sukanya was lucky that she had a group of people who were aware of her online activities.'It's when people online are opening their hearts to a potential partner that they become vulnerable and this makes this activity sickening and utterly contemptible.The key solution to the threat is awareness among Thai women dating online.' This is happening.She was to be disappointed but at the same time very lucky.The dream man online transpired to be a scammer like those who operate from Africa working with gang members in Thailand and Malaysia.'When you think about the background of many Thai women like Sukanya from Isaan and also now women in Bangkok.For any Thai woman when she goes online to seek a love partner it is a big decision, very personal.Someone the woman can confide in,' say Bill Mc Mahon, Security Manager with Thai Love Lines.This warning comes as the scammers who target international dating sites have switched their tactics in Thailand.This is a key piece of advice given by Thailand's No. 'It is very important that Thai women particularly those who are more vulnerable but really all women should have a test group when dating online.We recommend at least one partner, this could often by a sister, aunt or even mother.